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.
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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.
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.
BRASILIA Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles will speak to major credit rating agencies on Thursday as the government scrambles to avoid a sovereign debt downgrade due to growing doubts that its proposed pension reform can rein in surging public debt.
BRASILIA Brazil's government is sticking with its current pension reform proposal but reckons that a final decision on what could be approved and when will be up to Congress, the country's pensions secretary told Reuters on Friday.
BRASILIA The head of Brazil's central bank on Tuesday defended a bill allowing the government to partially bail-out struggling banks as another step in efforts to strengthen the financial sector.
BRASILIA Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles has hired social media experts to boost his image ahead of the 2018 election, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday, the strongest sign yet that the former banker is seriously eyeing a run for president.
BRASILIA Brazil's government loosened its budget targets for all years through 2020 on Tuesday, delaying prospects for a drop in the federal deficit after legislators repeatedly refused to raise taxes in the recession-hit economy.
BRASILIA Brazil will probably raise its budget deficit targets for 2017 and 2018 in an announcement planned for Monday, to cope with lower than expected tax revenues in its slow economic recovery, government sources said on Thursday.
BRASILIA Brazil's job market has recovered slightly faster than expected after a deep recession, but that should not prevent the central bank from cutting interest rates in coming months, bank president Ilan Goldfajn told Reuters on Wednesday.
BRASILIA Brazil's government on Thursday increased a spending freeze and raised taxes to cover a budget gap this year, reinforcing its commitment to fiscal discipline but dealing a potential blow to fragile economic growth.