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

Actelion Is a Perfect Fit for Sanofi, but Probably Too Expensive: Exane BNP

Actelion Is a Perfect Fit for Sanofi, but Probably Too Expensive: Exane BNP

The chances of the French drug company muscling in on Johnson & Johnson's talks with Actelion are slim, based on Sanofi's cost of capital vs. return from a possible deal.

Oil's Pause at Just Over $50 Could Be The New Normal

Oil's Pause at Just Over $50 Could Be The New Normal

There is good reason to suspect that the oil price rally has run out of gas just a week after it got under way.

China Just Grabbed a Big Stake in Mexico's Gulf Oil and Paid Plenty for It

China Just Grabbed a Big Stake in Mexico's Gulf Oil and Paid Plenty for It

CNOOC paid almost five times more than needed for one block, while Chevron, ExxonMobil and Total also coughed up for currently unprofitable deepwater reserves.

Merkel's Nuclear Flip-Flop Could Cost Germany $20 Billion in Compensation

Merkel's Nuclear Flip-Flop Could Cost Germany $20 Billion in Compensation

Germany's top court rules E.ON, RWE and Vattenfall can claim compensation for Germany's decision to scrap its nuclear power plants.

Citigroup Tips Oil, Zinc and Copper for Strong 2017; Cautions on Gold

Citigroup Tips Oil, Zinc and Copper for Strong 2017; Cautions on Gold

Citi upgraded a host of mining companies, claiming that commodity markets were rebalancing and investors will respond by plowing cash into funds.