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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

21 Mar 2018

On the rebound, Portugal starts love affair with private equity

LISBON Portugal's economic recovery is making it a hot destination for the rich and famous like Madonna as well as tech entrepreneurs and now private equity is looking to participate in the upswing.

25 Nov 2017

CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears: shareholder

SAO PAULO/LISBON The chief executive of Oi SA has resigned, its largest shareholder said on Friday, as the Brazilian telecommunications firm enters a crucial phase in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings.

31 Oct 2017

Portugal planning free zones for drones, self-driving cars

LISBON Aiming to spur development of drones and self-driving vehicles, Portugal is planning to launch "free zones" with special regulations to allow testing of such technologies and attract investment in them, the industry secretary said.

21 Apr 2017

Hedge fund Ecofin says EDP bid for renewable energy unit 'egregiously low'

LONDON London hedge fund firm Ecofin said an offer from Portugal's largest company EDP to buy 22.47 percent of subsidiary EDP Renovaveis "significantly undervalues" the company, in a letter to EDPR's board seen by Reuters.

20 Dec 2016

Portugal's biggest shipper ETE seeks potential investors, possible IPO

LISBON, Dec 20 Portugal's largest shipping company, Grupo ETE, is preparing to open up its capital to outside investors and is studying the possibility of an initial public offering as it seeks to speed up expansion in Latin America, CEO Luis Nagy told Reuters.

24 Jun 2015

TAP new owners see profits from 2016, to invest up to $895 million

LISBON The new owners of Portugal's recently privatized flag carrier TAP expect the loss-making airline to return to profit next year thanks to new routes to Brazil and the United States and an investment of up to 800 million euros ($895 million).

24 Jun 2015

TAP new owners see profits from 2016, to invest up to 800 mln euros

LISBON, June 24 The new owners of Portugal's recently privatised flag carrier TAP expect the loss-making airline to return to profit next year thanks to new routes to Brazil and the United States and an investment of up to 800 million euros ($895 million).

17 Mar 2015

BPI head warns of losses on Novo Banco sale

LISBON, March 17 The sale of Portugal's Novo Banco, the "good bank" created out of the collapse of Banco Espirito Santo (BES), could generate big losses for the country's banks if a limit is not set on the sale price, the CEO of Banco BPI said on Tuesday.

20 Jan 2015

Oi-Portugal Telecom merger seen set to hold

LISBON Opposition to Brazilian group Oi's plans to sell off Portugal's former national telecoms operator, PT Portugal, is not expected to result in the business being returned to its former owner, Portugal Telecom SGPS, even if the immediate sale is blocked this week, analysts and lawyers said.

19 Jan 2015

Oi-Portugal Telecom merger seen set to hold

LISBON Opposition to Brazilian group Oi's plans to sell off Portugal's former national telecoms operator, PT Portugal, is not expected to result in the business being returned to its former owner, Portugal Telecom SGPS , even if the immediate sale is blocked this week, analysts and lawyers said.

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