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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

09 Aug 2018

France's Engie considers bid for Brazil's power generator Cesp: executive

SAO PAULO The Brazilian subsidiary of France's Engie SA is considering a bid for local power generation company CESP Companhia Energética de Sao Paulo , a senior executive told analysts on Thursday.

08 Aug 2018

American Tower, Algar buy telecom assets of Brazil's Cemig

SAO PAULO American Tower Corp and unlisted Brazilian operator Algar Telecom SA on Wednesday purchased the broadband network of Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA , known as Cemig, potentially spurring more dealmaking in Brazil's telecoms space.

02 Jul 2018

Brazilian govt keeps distribution companies auction despite Supreme Court ruling

SAO PAULO, July 2 The auction of six power distribution companies by state-controlled holding Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras will take place on July 26 as scheduled, a senior government official told Reuters on Monday.

29 Jun 2018

India's Sterlite, China's State Grid win Brazil power licenses

SAO PAULO India's Sterlite, China's State Grid, and Colombia's Isa clinched licenses to build power transmission lines in Brazil in a government auction on Thursday that is expected to draw a total of 6 billion reais ($1.55 billion) in investment.

12 Jun 2018

Brazil power grid braces for demand swings during World Cup games

SAO PAULO The Brazilian government has prepared the country's power grid to deal with the wild swings in demand for electricity as most people in the football-mad country tune out everything except their televisions to watch the national team play in the Fifa 2018 World Cup.

04 Jun 2018

Italy's Enel buys Brazil's Eletropaulo for $1.48 billion

SAO PAULO Italy's Enel SpA acquired 73 percent of the shares of Brazilian power company Eletropaulo on Monday, paying about 5.55 billion reais ($1.48 billion) to become Brazil's largest electricity distributor.

24 May 2018

Brazil only gets bid from Shell for its pre-salt oil

SAO PAULO An auction of oil by the Brazilian government from coveted offshore pre-salt fields has only attracted the interest of one bidder, Royal Dutch Shell Plc , a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

16 May 2018

China's power investment group seeks new Brazil targets after $2 billion deal

SAO PAULO China's State Power Investment Corp is looking for new Brazilian acquisition targets, even after spending 7.2 billion reais ($2 billion) for a license to operate a hydroelectric plant in the country last September, a senior executive told Reuters.

17 Apr 2018

Casagrande set to take over as CEO of Sao Paulo's Cesp -source

SAO PAULO, April 17 Laurence Casagrande, chief executive of Sao Paulo state highway company Desenvolvimento Rodoviario SA, is set to become the new CEO of state electricity firm Cia Energetica de Sao Paulo, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

07 Apr 2018

Eletrobras shares plunge on shakeup at Brazil energy ministry

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Shares of Brazil's biggest utility, Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA , fell more than 8 percent in Sao Paulo on Friday after news of a shakeup at the Mines and Energy Ministry that could threaten a government plan to privatize the company.

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