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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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20 Apr 2018

Exclusive: China nears first Americas refining capacity as CNPC, Petrobras talks mature - sources

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's state-run oil company is nearing a deal in which China National Petroleum Corp Ltd (CNPC) would invest in an oil refinery in exchange for crude oil, two people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, potentially giving China its first refining capacity in the Americas.

19 Apr 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Brazil's Petrobras near deal with China's CNPC to swap refinery investment for oil

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 19 Brazil's state-run oil company is nearing a deal in which China National Petroleum Corp Ltd (CNPC) would invest in an oil refinery in exchange for crude oil, two people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, potentially giving China its first refining capacity in the Americas.

12 Apr 2018

Boeing-Embraer proposal brings tie-up closer, not imminent: sources

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A new proposal for a tie-up between planemakers Boeing Co and Embraer SA that was submitted to Brazil's government on Tuesday brings the deal closer, but there are still issues to be ironed out, four people with 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.

21 Mar 2018

Exclusive - Pension funds, BNDESPar plan to sell about 3 percent of Vale: sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian pension funds led by Previ are planning to sell 10 percent to 12.5 percent of their stakes in iron ore miner Vale SA through a public offering, four people with knowledge of the matter said.

21 Mar 2018

Guararapes' conservative CEO says will run for Brazil presidency

RIO DE JANEIRO The chief executive officer of Guararapes Confeccoes SA, best known for its clothing retailer Lojas Riachuelo SA, said on Wednesday that he will run for president, pledging to push for economic and social conservatism in elections scheduled for October.

21 Mar 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Pension funds, BNDESPar plan to sell about 3 pct of Vale -sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, March 21 Brazilian pension funds led by Previ are planning to sell 10 percent to 12.5 percent of their stakes in iron ore miner Vale SA through a public offering, four people with knowledge of the matter said.

21 Mar 2018

Guararapes' conservative CEO says will run for Brazil presidency

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 21 The chief executive officer of Guararapes Confeccoes SA, best known for its clothing retailer Lojas Riachuelo SA, said on Wednesday that he will run for president, pledging to push for economic and social conservatism in elections scheduled for October.

20 Mar 2018

Brazil's energy ministry shake-up threatens Eletrobras privatization: sources

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO The expected resignation of Brazil's Energy Minister Fernando Coelho Filho in April to run for a governorship or congressional seat is damaging efforts to privatize state-controlled power holding company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

16 Mar 2018

Brazil presidential contender Gomes would reverse privatisations

RIO DE JANEIRO The most likely leftist contender in Brazil's presidential race, Ciro Gomes, is warning investors to hold off buying state assets in the energy sector because he would expropriate them if he wins in October.

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