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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

08 Feb 2018

Brazilian antitrust agency approves Bayer-Monsanto tie-up

BRASILIA Brazilian antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday approved Bayer AG's proposed takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co without requiring further asset sales beyond a global proposal announced last October.

08 Feb 2018

ArcelorMittal to top Brazil's long steel output after Votorantim deal: executive

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The Brazilian unit of ArcelorMittal expects to conclude in the second quarter the takeover of rival Votorantim Siderurgia SA to become the country's largest long steel producer, a senior company executive said.

14 Dec 2017

Brazil telecom Oi reaches breakthrough with creditors

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA has reached a deal with two major creditor groups on a plan to exit bankruptcy protection, in a major breakthrough for Latin America's largest ever in-court debt restructuring.

13 Dec 2017

Brazil banks agree to reimburse depositors for losses

BRASILIA Brazilian banks agreed on Tuesday to compensate depositors for losses from government plans that tackled hyperinflation in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially settling over a million legal disputes that have hung over the country's banking system.

02 Dec 2017

Shareholder in Brazil's Oi requests Aurelius be barred from debt restructuring

BRASILIA Societe Mondiale, a shareholder in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA affiliated with Brazilian investor Nelson Tanure, filed a complaint with the nation's telecoms regulator on Friday seeking to limit the actions of a key bondholder.

07 Nov 2017

Brazil regulator Anatel demands review of Oi restructuring proposal

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The head of Brazil's telecommunications watchdog, Anatel, demanded on Monday that debt-laden carrier Oi SA submit its latest restructuring proposal to the regulator before officially filing it with a bankruptcy court.

02 Sep 2017

Oi's Brazil license rift to slow debt talks, source says

BRASILIA A move by Brazil's telecommunications industry watchdog to analyze whether to remove Oi SA's operating license will further complicate Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy protection case, now in its 15th month, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

30 Aug 2017

Brazil may list, keep control of post office - source

BRASILIA, Aug 30 Brazil's government could list the national postal service without giving up control, underscoring growing momentum to privatize state assets after President Michel Temer decided to sell a majority stake in the largest power utility, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

23 Aug 2017

Brazil's move to privatize Eletrobras sparks investor euphoria

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's surprise move to privatize Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA sent the utility's shares soaring nearly 50 percent on Tuesday as investors bet the plan augured further moves to loosen the government's grip on the economy. | Video

09 Aug 2017

Tougher Brazil antitrust tack may give IPOs edge over M&A

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's long-docile antitrust watchdog has shocked executives, lawyers and bankers by rejecting two high-profile planned takeovers in recent weeks, leading cash-starved companies to mull alternatives to mergers including share offerings.

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