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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

16 Mar 2018

Brazil creates pulp giant, expansion plans shelved

SAO PAULO Brazil's Suzano Papel e Celulose SA won the battle to acquire larger rival Fibria Celulose SA , creating the world's biggest wood pulp producer while shelving expansion plans.

15 Mar 2018

Nestle chairman calls CEO 'man of action,' praises his 1st year

SAO PAULO Nestle SA's chairman gave a vote of confidence to Chief Executive Mark Schneider 14 months into his tenure at the helm of the world's biggest packaged food company as it struggles to recover from a sixth straight year of slowing growth.

15 Mar 2018

UAE fund Mubadala in talks for Odebrecht-run rail operator Supervia: sources

SAO PAULO United Arab Emirates' sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co [MUDEV.UL] is keen to acquire a majority stake in Brazilian suburban rail operator Supervia, controlled by conglomerate Odebrecht SA, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

13 Mar 2018

Brazil's Bradesco eyes more branch closures: CEO

SAO PAULO Brazil's Banco Bradesco SA is studying the possible closure of up to 200 branches this year in an ongoing review of its network, the bank's new chief executive officer, Octavio Lazari, said in an interview on Tuesday.

12 Mar 2018

Paper Excellence, Suzano duel for $12 billion Fibria deal: sources

SAO PAULO Wood pulp producer Paper Excellence has made a formal bid to acquire Brazil's Fibria Celulose SA after barging into the company's tie-up talks with another rival, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

12 Mar 2018

Brazil's Petrobras to consider LPG unit sale, IPO -source

SAO PAULO, March 12 State-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will discuss alternatives for its liquefied petroleum gas distribution unit in a board meeting this week, one person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

07 Mar 2018

Cemig may auction fiber optic assets rather than telecom unit -sources

SAO PAULO, March 7 Brazilian state-run utility Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA has told parties interested in its fiber-optic arm that it intends to sell those assets in an auction rather than privatize its unit Cemig Telecom, two people familiar with the matter said.

07 Mar 2018

Exclusive: Walmart Brazil ops bidders peg unit's back taxes at up to $3 billion - sources

SAO PAULO Potential acquirers of Walmart Inc operations in Brazil have estimated the unit owes up to $3 billion (2.16 billion pounds) in back taxes to state governments, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, which could add to pressure for a discount sale.

03 Mar 2018

Key shareholders in Brazil's BRF present board candidates, seek new chairman

SAO PAULO Two pension funds that are the largest shareholders in Brazilian food processor BRF SA presented on Saturday a list of ten candidates for seats to the company's board that excludes the current chairman, according to a joint statement.

01 Mar 2018

Brazilian IPOs get into a New York state of mind

SAO PAULO When it comes to Brazilian initial public offerings (IPOs), geography sometimes still matters even in a globalized world.

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