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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

Jul 18 2018

Exclusive: Investment firms fight to inject cash in Brazil carrier Oi

SAO PAULO Three distressed asset funds have sued for the right to participate in a 4 billion reais ($1 billion) capital increase for Brazilian telecom Oi SA as part of its in-court restructuring, four sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters this week.

Jul 18 2018

Brazil M&A seen slowing in run-up to presidential election

SAO PAULO Bankers and lawyers expect the pipeline of big deals in Brazil to shrink in coming months as financial and strategic acquirers avoid taking risks due to market volatility during a presidential campaign and doubts about the economy's recovery.

Jul 11 2018

Embraer counts on Brazil's public-sector funds to approve Boeing JV: sources

SAO PAULO Planemaker Embraer SA is counting on the votes of public-sector Brazilian shareholders to outweigh any potential investor objections to its tie-up with Boeing SA , two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Jul 05 2018

Bar by bar, Heineken battles AB Inbev in Brazil

SAO PAULO/BRUSSELS Sao Paulo bar owner Arthur Santi has long served up boatloads of ice-cold Skol, one of Brazil's most popular beer brands and a mainstay of brewing giant Ambev SA .

Jun 29 2018

Brazil's Petrobras likely to extend deadline in refineries sale -sources

SAO PAULO, June 29 Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro may extend the deadline for potential bidders for a 60 percent stake in four refineries to sign non-disclosure agreements, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Jun 29 2018

Huge Brazil tax liability slows sale of funds' Vale stakes: sources

SAO PAULO A potential tax liability in the billions of dollars is delaying the sale of major stakes in miner Vale SA by Brazil's largest pension funds, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Jun 29 2018

Huge Brazil tax liability slows sale of funds' Vale stakes -sources

SAO PAULO, June 29 A potential tax liability in the billions of dollars is delaying the sale of major stakes in miner Vale SA by Brazil's largest pension funds, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Jun 28 2018

NII Holdings puts Nextel Brazil up for sale -sources

SAO PAULO, June 28 Mobile service company NII Holdings Inc has hired Rothschild & Co to sell control of its Nextel operations in Brazil, two people with knowledge of the matter said, opening the door to consolidation in the country's crowded telecommunications sector.

Jun 15 2018

China's State Power to bid for Brazil hydroelectric dam: sources

SAO PAULO China's State Power Investment Corp [CPWRI.UL] is likely to deliver a bid for Brazil's fourth-largest hydroelectric dam as soon as next month, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Jun 15 2018

LyondellBasell in exclusive talks to acquire control of Braskem

SAO PAULO LyondellBasell Industries NV and Odebrecht SA, the controlling owner of petrochemicals producer Braskem, said on Friday they have entered into exclusive talks for Lyondell to acquire control of Braskem, and two people familiar with the matter said the companies are planning a cash and shares deal that could top $9 billion.

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