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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

May 28 2018

Brazil deal to end truckers' strike rattles Petrobras investors

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Petrobras shares plunged 15 percent on Monday after Brazil's government offered new fuel subsidies and softened the oil producer's pricing policy in a bid to settle a truckers' strike that has wreaked havoc on Latin America's largest economy.

May 28 2018

Advisor to right-wing Brazil candidate says privatise it all

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil should privatise everything from lender Banco do Brasil to oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA, the main economic adviser to leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro told Reuters, underscoring the far-right congressman's overtures to the business community.

May 28 2018

Advisor to right-wing Brazil candidate says privatize it all

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 28 Brazil should privatize everything from lender Banco do Brasil to oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA, the main economic adviser to leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro told Reuters, underscoring the far-right congressman's overtures to the business community.

May 28 2018

Petrobras plunges as Brazil offers deal to end truckers' strike

BRASILIA, May 28 Petrobras shares fell as much as 9 percent on Monday after Brazil's government offered new fuel subsidies and changed the oil producer's pricing policy in a bid to settle a truckers' strike that has shuttered factories and caused food and fuel shortages.

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.

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