Bruno Federowski

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

11 May 2018

UPDATE 1-Brazil retail sales up in March, cap weak first quarter

BRASILIA, May 11 Retail sales in Brazil rose in line with expectations in March, capping a weak first quarter with more evidence that the economic recovery hit a bump at the start of the year.

09 May 2018

Brazil antitrust regulator approves Vale-Yara fertilizer deal

BRASILIA Brazil's antitrust regulator on Wednesday approved the sale of a Vale SA fertilizer unit to Yara International ASA in a deal that will allow the Norwegian group to produce nitrogen-based fertilizers in Brazil.

03 May 2018

U.S. cuts off Brazil tariff talks, adopts steel import quotas

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil on Wednesday contradicted a United States announcement that the two countries had reached a deal on a permanent exemption from steel and aluminum import tariffs, saying the Trump administration had unilaterally cut off talks.

03 May 2018

Brazil's Meirelles says government unpopularity would not handicap bid

BRASILIA Potential Brazilian presidential candidate Henrique Meirelles is certain his success in steering the economy through stormy waters will shield him from voters' disapproval of the current administration he served as finance minister.

27 Apr 2018

Analysis: 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.

27 Apr 2018

Brazil's jobless rate rises more than expected for third month

BRASILIA Brazil's March jobless rate rose more than expected for a third month, suggesting last year's decline may have been a temporary breather instead of a sustainable pickup in employment.

27 Apr 2018

No risk of NAFTA termination despite Trump's bravado: economists

BRASILIA/MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will soon be a distant memory, likely to be supplanted by only slight changes to the 24-year-old pact, a Reuters poll of economists suggested.

18 Apr 2018

Optimism begins to fade over Brazil growth prospects: Reuters poll

BRASILIA A year-long wave of optimism over Brazil's long-term economic prospects may be fading as skepticism grows over the fate of structural reforms after this year's presidential elections, according to the latest Reuters poll of economists.

18 Apr 2018

Brazil secures WTO backing in dispute with Canada's Bombardier

GENEVA/BRASILIA Brazil has secured World Trade Organization backing to press its claims against Canada in a dispute over what it says are unfair subsidies for Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets, a preliminary WTO ruling published on Tuesday showed.

13 Apr 2018

Brazil taxi app rides fell by over 50 percent due to Uber: regulator

BRASILIA Competition from Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] reduced the number of rides on cab apps in Brazil by more than half, the country's antitrust regulator said on Thursday, showing the U.S. ride-hailing service's disruptive effect in one of its biggest markets.


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