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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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17 Sep 2018

CORRECTED-Nexa says to invest $1.17 bln in Peru, Brazil in five years

LIMA, Sept 14 Brazilian mining company Nexa Resources plans to invest some $1.17 billion in copper and zinc projects in Peru and Brazil over the next five years, the company's general manager Ricardo Porto said on Friday.

15 Sep 2018

Nexa says to invest $1.17 billion in Peru, Brazil in five years

LIMA Brazilian mining company Nexa Resources plans to invest some $1.17 billion in copper and zinc projects in Peru and Brazil over the next five years, the company's general manager Ricardo Porta said on Friday.

06 Sep 2018

Peru minister proposes making tax benefit for miners permanent

LIMA Peruvian Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes on Thursday proposed making a temporary tax benefit for mining companies part of the country's permanent tax code in order to reduce investment uncertainty in the world's No. 2 copper producer.

06 Sep 2018

Peru minister proposes making tax benefit for miners permanent

LIMA, Sept 6 Peruvian Energy and Mines Minister Francisco Ismodes on Thursday proposed making a temporary tax benefit for mining companies part of the country's permanent tax code in order to reduce investment uncertainty in the world's No. 2 copper producer.

06 Sep 2018

Dozens of Venezuelans in Peru seek to return home despite crisis

LIMA Dozens of Venezuelans who fled their crisis-stricken country for Peru are seeking to take up a Caracas offer to fly them home, as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seizes on hardships migrants face abroad to shore up domestic support.

14 Jul 2018

Foreign firms offer to help ex-Peruvian copper workers buy smelter

Former workers from Peru's La Oroya metallurgical plant have teamed up with a consortium of Chinese and Swedish companies to buy the dormant mining complex and a small copper mine in partnership for some $139 million, a union leader said on Friday.

29 Jun 2018

Peru central bank to ease dollar reserve requirements in July

LIMA, June 28 Peru's central bank said on Thursday it would reduce reserve requirements for dollar deposits to 35 percent from the current 36 percent, beginning in July, in an effort to boost credit and liquidity in local markets.

15 Jun 2018

Peru's new finance minister sees growth quickening to 4 percent this year

LIMA Peru's new finance minister told Reuters on Thursday he thinks the economy will grow by about 4 percent this year, faster than the government's current view of 3.6 percent, thanks to recovering business confidence and investments.

05 Jun 2018

Peru's finance minister quits over fuel tax hikes, president shifts focus to unpaid corporation tax

LIMA Peruvian Finance Minister David Tuesta resigned on Monday as truck and bus drivers called off plans for a major protest against his fuel tax hikes and the president promised to shift the focus on collecting taxes owed by big companies.

30 May 2018

Peru's Minsur lines up financing to start work on Mina Justa this year

LIMA, May 30 Peruvian miner Minsur expects to secure $800 million to $900 million in financing from a group of banks in August that will put it on track to start building its $1.6 billion Mina Justa copper project toward the end of the year, the company said on Wednesday.

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