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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 27 2018

From Volkswagen to Bunge, concession holders in Brazil face hefty bill

BRASILIA Companies from Brazilian state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA to commodities giant Louis Dreyfus Company and German car giant Volkswagen AG could face hefty bills after Brazil's Supreme Court this month allowed local governments to charge property taxes to operators of public concessions.

Apr 06 2018

China resists Brazil proposal to solve sugar trade spat: source

BRASILIA Brazil has proposed that China introduce a quota for imports of Brazilian sugar that would face a 50 percent levy to solve a trade spat between both countries but China is resisting the plan, a person close to the negotiations told Reuters on Friday.

Mar 21 2018

Tens of millions in northern Brazil hit by massive power outage

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA A power outage struck large swaths of Brazil on Wednesday, affecting tens of millions of people, especially in the country's northern and northeastern regions where the system remains "practically collapsed," according to an official.

Mar 14 2018

Brazil watchdog approves Itaú-XP deal, no asset sales required

BRASILIA Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Wednesday approved the purchase of a non-controlling stake in financial services firm XP Investimentos SA by Itaú Unibanco Holding SA , the nation's largest bank, demanding no additional asset sales.

Feb 20 2018

Brazilian rule changes may allow telecoms firms to unload assets

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's major telecoms operators stand to free up hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in technologies like 4G and broadband by unloading unwanted assets, as a push by the sector to overhaul decades-old rules shows signs of paying off.

Feb 07 2018

ArcelorMittal to top Brazil's long steel output after Votorantim deal: executive

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The Brazilian unit of ArcelorMittal expects to conclude in the second quarter the takeover of rival Votorantim Siderurgia SA to become the country's largest long steel producer, a senior company executive said.

Feb 07 2018

Brazilian antitrust agency approves Bayer-Monsanto tie-up

BRASILIA Brazilian antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday approved Bayer AG's proposed takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co without requiring further asset sales beyond a global proposal announced last October.

Dec 13 2017

Brazil telecom Oi reaches breakthrough with creditors

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA has reached a deal with two major creditor groups on a plan to exit bankruptcy protection, in a major breakthrough for Latin America's largest ever in-court debt restructuring.

Dec 12 2017

Brazil banks agree to reimburse depositors for losses

BRASILIA Brazilian banks agreed on Tuesday to compensate depositors for losses from government plans that tackled hyperinflation in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially settling over a million legal disputes that have hung over the country's banking system.

Dec 01 2017

Shareholder in Brazil's Oi requests Aurelius be barred from debt restructuring

BRASILIA Societe Mondiale, a shareholder in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA affiliated with Brazilian investor Nelson Tanure, filed a complaint with the nation's telecoms regulator on Friday seeking to limit the actions of a key bondholder.


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