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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

03 Aug 2018

Petrobras profit buoyed by oil price surge, Brazilian fuel subsidies

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA reported a larger-than-expected jump in quarterly net profit, helped by rising oil prices and diesel subsidies that allowed it to boost its market share, the state-controlled oil company said on Friday.

02 Aug 2018

Legal, political headwinds gather for Petrobras despite rising oil prices

RIO DE JANEIRORising crude prices should buoy quarterly results at Petrobras

27 Jul 2018

Petrobras targets larger China market share with new crude oil

SINGAPORE/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's state-controlled energy company Petrobras plans to push more crude oil to top importer China by marketing a new medium-sweet grade that could be shipped from October, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

26 Jul 2018

Brazil studying possible social, environmental deal with Hydro

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian authorities are studying the possibility of inking a social and environmental deal with Norsk Hydro, after its Alunorte alumina refinery was accused of polluting the environment, signaling a potential warming in relations between the government and the Norwegian aluminum producer.

26 Jul 2018

Brazil's Vale misses second-quarter earnings forecast, core earnings jump

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore producer, posted a weaker-than-expected rise in quarterly net income on Wednesday as the company took a big currency hit, though core earnings jumped, helped by higher production.

24 Jul 2018

Exclusive - EIG-backed group in exclusive talks for mature Petrobras oilfield clusters

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has chosen to enter exclusive talks to sell two shallow water mature oilfields to a group backed by EIG Global Energy Partners, two people familiar with the matter said.

22 Jul 2018

Brazil rightwing candidate slams centrists, softens tone in campaign launch

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, officially kicked off his campaign on Sunday, excoriating the political center but softening his incendiary stance on gays and blacks three months before wide-open October elections.

16 Jul 2018

Schlumberger CFO to retire soon, insider is frontrunner for job: sources

RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON Schlumberger NV Chief Financial Officer Simon Ayat plans to retire this year and a company insider has emerged as top candidate to replace him at the world's largest oil services firm, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

16 Jul 2018

Schlumberger CFO to retire soon, insider is frontrunner for job -sources

RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON, July 16 Schlumberger NV Chief Financial Officer Simon Ayat plans to retire this year and a company insider has emerged as top candidate to replace him at the world's largest oil services firm, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

16 Jul 2018

Vale iron ore output up as rail network helps against trucker strike

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Vale SA on Monday reported second-quarter iron ore and pellet production that was a record for an April-to-June period, using a vast rail network to get around the effects of a trucker strike that rattled the country's economy in May.

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