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
Why Diamonds Could Lose Their Sparkle for Anglo American
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Berlusconi Vehicle Sues Vivendi Over Mediaset Disagreement
Fininvest claims it is due $642 million for damages already incured after Vivendi backed out of an agreement to buy Mediaset's pay-TV division.
PetroChina and Cnooc Profits Collapse
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Glencore Shares Fall After First-Half Income Tumbles 66%
Asset sales and the promise of deeper debt reduction failed to reassure investors as the world's No.3 miner delivered predictably dire EPS.