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.”

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Petrofac Falls 30% After Suspending COO Amid Fraud Investigation

Petrofac Falls 30% After Suspending COO Amid Fraud Investigation

The oil services company was the biggest faller on the London All-Share after investors were spooked by the company's decision to suspend Marwan Chedid.

Autonomous cars could replace 6.2M professional drivers by 2030 but won't make rides cheaper

Autonomous cars could replace 6.2M professional drivers by 2030 but won't make rides cheaper

Self-driving cars will destroy the taxi market and drivers' livelihoods while delivering a seven times increase in earnings for carmakers, according to Goldman Sachs.

Bunge Says There Are No Talks with Suitor Glencore

Bunge Says There Are No Talks with Suitor Glencore

Shares in the grain trader are likely to open lower after it played down the prospects of a deal following an approach from the Swiss mining and trading group.

Exclusive: U.S. Could Join Coordinated Approach To Oil Markets says Former Russian Energy Minister

Exclusive: U.S. Could Join Coordinated Approach To Oil Markets says Former Russian Energy Minister

Trump's pragmatism is in keeping with OPEC's and Russia's approah to oil production and opens the door to greater cooperation according to Igor Yusufov.

Why Further OPEC Cuts May Not be Enough To Support Oil's Recent Rally

Why Further OPEC Cuts May Not be Enough To Support Oil's Recent Rally

An extension of the OPEC and Russia production cap is already priced into the bullish oil market, leaving risk on the downside ahead of OPEC's meeting on Thursday.