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
Charges could still rise if an ongoing legal challenge to the miners' preffered compensation deal is succesful.
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
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
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
Good pharmaceuticals results mask weak crop science results that could be used to justify a new run at Monsanto.