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

Brookfield Rings Up Deal With Mall Owner GGP

Brookfield Rings Up Deal With Mall Owner GGP

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

Sanofi Strikes $11.6 Billion Deal for Bioverativ

France's Sanofi could end its long search for a biotech deal after striking an $11.6 billion offer for Massachusetts-based Bioverativ, a maker of hemophilia treatments.

Novo Nordisk Makes Unsolicited Bid for Ablynx

Novo Nordisk Makes Unsolicited Bid for Ablynx

Novo Nordisk's $3 billion offer for the Belgian blood disease biotech comes after the target twice refused to enter takeover talks.

Saudi Aramco Prepares for Biggest Ever IPO with Huge Budget Hike

Saudi Aramco Prepares for Biggest Ever IPO with Huge Budget Hike

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company will spend $414 billion over the next decade to maintain oil output and diversify into non-oil projects.

Has OPEC Finally Grown Up?

Has OPEC Finally Grown Up?

Oil prices are up, but not by much, following OPEC and Russia's well managed production cut announcement.

OPEC, Russia Expected to Extend Supply Cuts but With a Get-Out Clause

OPEC, Russia Expected to Extend Supply Cuts but With a Get-Out Clause

Thursday's OPEC-led meeting is likely to announce oil cuts will run until the end of 2018 but include an option to wind them up early.

Oil Bulls Beware Ahead of Big OPEC Meeting: Goldman Sachs

Oil Bulls Beware Ahead of Big OPEC Meeting: Goldman Sachs

OPEC and Russian discord means a widely expected nine-month extension to production caps remains highly uncertain, skewing oil price risk to the downside.

Remy Cointreau Falls on Glass Half Empty First-Half

Remy Cointreau Falls on Glass Half Empty First-Half

The maker of Remy Martin cognac's half-year results met analyst expectations but suffered by comparison to rivals' strong performance.

Elon Musk's Tesla Wins Gamble on Australian Battery Park Giveaway

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.

Germany Nears Crisis Breakthrough as Socialists Open Door to Talks With Merkel

Germany Nears Crisis Breakthrough as Socialists Open Door to Talks With Merkel

Germany's two-month political deadlock could be broken after the Socialist Party hinted at abandoning opposition to a coalition deal with Angela Merkel.