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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 12 2018

Brazil loosens 2020 fiscal target, sees GDP growth slowing

BRASILIA The Brazilian government on Thursday loosened its 2020 fiscal target after failing to pass a plan to cut social security spending and predicted gross domestic product growth will slow after hitting a 2019 peak.

Apr 06 2018

Brazil's finance minister Meirelles quits, eyeing elections

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles resigned on Friday to weigh a presidential bid in the October elections for the ruling MDB party that will depend on whether President Michel Temer decides to run.

Apr 03 2018

U.S.-China trade tensions unlikely to hurt growth - Brazil central bank

BRASILIA Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China are unlikely to hurt global economic growth, Brazilian central bank chief Ilan Goldfajn told Reuters on Tuesday, playing down recent turmoil in Latin American markets.

Apr 03 2018

U.S.-China trade tensions unlikely to hurt growth: Brazil central bank

BRASILIA Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China are unlikely to hurt global economic growth, Brazilian central bank chief Ilan Goldfajn told Reuters on Tuesday.

Mar 28 2018

Brazil central bank tackles cost of credit with new rules

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's central bank on Wednesday announced a raft of new banking rules aimed at bringing down some of the world's highest interest rates by increasing liquidity, reducing funding costs and fostering competition in the financial system.

Mar 26 2018

Brazil caps debit card fees, may limit them further

BRASILIA Brazil on Monday announced a cap on debit card fees paid by businesses to card issuers and left the door open to curbing them further, in a move to enhance consumer protections at the expense of an increasingly concentrated banking sector.

Mar 22 2018

Brazil government freezes $606 million in federal spending

BRASILIA Brazil on Thursday froze 2 billion reais ($606 million) worth of 2018 federal spending as officials continue to grapple with ballooning expenses.

Mar 21 2018

Brazil cuts rates to all-time low, signals more easing ahead

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's central bank cut interest rates to an all-time low on Wednesday and unexpectedly signaled it is likely to pursue another reduction at its May meeting as inflation continues to underwhelm.

Jan 19 2018

Petrobras owes Brazil billions, unlikely to pay in 2018, minister says

BRASILIA Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA owes the government billions of dollars tied to offshore exploration rights but is unlikely to pay this year, a cabinet minister said.

Dec 20 2017

Brazil government frees up $1.5 billion in public spending this year

BRASILIA The Brazilian government on Wednesday freed up an additional 5.003 billion reais' ($1.5 billion) worth of federal spending this year as Latin America's largest economy continued to recover from a deep recession.

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