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
SocGen Trader's Fine Slashed From $5.5 Billion to $1.1 Million
Judges rule the bank shares responsibility for Kerviel's rogue trading in 2008, leaving open the possibility it may have to repay more than $2 billion of tax rebates.
SocGen Waits on 'Rogue Trader' Ruling With $2.5 Billion at Stake
The French government will seek repayment of tax breaks if ex-SocGen trader Kerviel is cleared Friday of alleged fraud that cost the bank $5.5 billion in 2008.
This Is Why Randgold and AngloGold Are Shining Bright
The Fed's decision to hold rates establishes a foundation for gold that sent spot prices higher and gold mining stocks higher still.
Drilling Contractors Will Feel the Pain of Petrobras' Leanest Budget in a Decade
Seadrill and Subsea7 could fall victim to Petrobras' plan to cut spending by 25% over the next five years.
Bayer Raises Drug Sales Targets and Leaves Monsanto Combination Trailing
CEO Werner Baumann increases sales and margin forecasts for pharmaceuticals and insists Monsanto deal will deliver growth and improved profit.