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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Canada's Brookfield Property won the support of GGP after upping the cash portion of an about $15 billion cash-and-share offer for the two-thirds it doesn't already own of the U.S. mall operator.
Sanofi Strikes $11.6 Billion Deal for Bioverativ
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Saudi Aramco Prepares for Biggest Ever IPO with Huge Budget Hike
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OPEC, Russia Expected to Extend Supply Cuts but With a Get-Out Clause
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Elon Musk's Tesla Wins Gamble on Australian Battery Park Giveaway
Tesla has finished installing the world's biggest lithium-ion battery park, beating a 100-day deadline after which Elon Musk promised to give the facility to Australia for free.