Paul Whitfield

Paul Whitfield is The Deal’s international mining and energy correspondent based in Paris, where he also covers international M&A across Europe, Australia and Asia. Whitfield has written extensively on the oil sector as well as the nuclear industry and the rise of China as a driver of commodity deals. Prior to joining The Deal, Whitfield was a finance and investment writer for a number of British national newspapers including The Independent, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as BBC. He has also worked as a financial journalist for BBC’s daily business show, “Working Lunch.”

Recent Articles By The Author

BHP, Vale Book Optimistic $2.5 Billion of Samarco Dam-Spill Charges

BHP, Vale Book Optimistic $2.5 Billion of Samarco Dam-Spill Charges

Charges could still rise if an ongoing legal challenge to the miners' preffered compensation deal is succesful.

Repsol Slides Despite Meeting Second-Quarter Expectations

Repsol Slides Despite Meeting Second-Quarter Expectations

Increased output and cost cutting compensated for a decline in downstream earnings due to refinery outages and pressure on refining margins.

Total Rides Oil's Weak Recovery to Beat Second-Quarter Estimates

Total Rides Oil's Weak Recovery to Beat Second-Quarter Estimates

Profit of $2.2 billion was 14% ahead of expectations as the French oil group cut costs and maintained refining margins.

Shell Shares Drop After Big Second-Quarter Earnings Shortfall

Shell Shares Drop After Big Second-Quarter Earnings Shortfall

The oil group's $1 billion profit lags forecasts by more than half after BG integration costs and a huge upstream miss.

Bayer's Strong Second-Quarter Figures Make Weak Case for Higher Monsanto Bid

Bayer's Strong Second-Quarter Figures Make Weak Case for Higher Monsanto Bid

Good pharmaceuticals results mask weak crop science results that could be used to justify a new run at Monsanto.