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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.

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08 Dec 2017

TIM expands high end broadband offerings in Brazil

SAO PAULO Brazilian telecoms provider TIM Participacoes SA launched an expansion of its fiber-to-the-home service outside the country's two biggest cities on Friday, adding to competition for Brazil's high-end broadband customers.

05 Dec 2017

Key Oi shareholder asks judge to declare Aurelius "abusive"

SAO PAULO, Dec 5 Société Mondiale, an investment fund with sway over the board of Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA, on Tuesday filed two petitions with the bankruptcy court overseeing the carrier's restructuring process, asking a judge to declare key creditors "abusive."

28 Nov 2017

Brazilian regulator bars Oi's restructuring plan, says has "ruinous potential"

SAO PAULO, Nov 28 Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel has forbidden telecoms carrier Oi SA from signing with creditors its most recent restructuring proposal, arguing that it has "ruinous potential for the company," Oi said on Tuesday.

24 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.

24 Nov 2017

Brazil carrier Oi chief executive offers resignation -sources

SAO PAULO, Nov 24 The chief executive of Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA, Marco Schroeder, has tendered his resignation, three sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.

23 Nov 2017

Oi seeks to woo public banks, export credit agencies -sources

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 23 The board of Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA is trying to assemble a coalition dependent on public sector creditors to pass its restructuring plan in the face of serious opposition from private bondholders, three sources with knowledge of the board's strategy told Reuters.

13 Nov 2017

Outside investors distract from Oi restructuring -CEO

SAO PAULO, Nov 13 Debt-laden Brazilian telecoms provider Oi SA would stand to gain from a third-party capital injection, but the company should focus on talks between creditors and shareholders before engaging other strategic investors, its chief executive said on Monday.

08 Nov 2017

Bondholder group asks for court to intervene in board of Brazil's Oi

SAO PAULO, Nov 8 The law firm representing a bondholder group in debt-laden Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA has asked a court to nullify decisions made by the company's board, according to a copy of the motion seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

06 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.

01 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Shareholder in Brazil's Oi leans on distressed debt funds for support

SAO PAULO An influential shareholder in Brazil's Oi SA is working with U.S. and UK distressed debt hedge funds to maintain his central role at the telecoms provider as it struggles to emerge from bankruptcy protection, four sources said.

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