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

Barclays Expects Top Oil Pick BP to Gain 30%

Barclays Expects Top Oil Pick BP to Gain 30%

BP is "heading toward a sweet spot" according to Barclays analysts.

Bayer's Higher Monsanto Bid Eases Antitrust, Financing Worries

Bayer's Higher Monsanto Bid Eases Antitrust, Financing Worries

A huge break fee and debt financing might convince Monsanto to open its books but the German bidder probably won't dig much deeper.

Accor to Separate Property Unit Before Selling Majority Stake

Accor to Separate Property Unit Before Selling Majority Stake

The unit that houses the French group's about 470 hotels is expected to be valued at more than $7.75 billion.

UniCredit's Mustier Seals $1.1 Billion of Disposals in First Day on the Job

UniCredit's Mustier Seals $1.1 Billion of Disposals in First Day on the Job

A 10% stake in Poland's Bank Pekao was sold hours after a 10% stake in online bank FinceoBank, raising hopes that a looming capital increase will be reduced.

ExxonMobil Holds the Cards To Fold Oil Search's Bid for InterOil

ExxonMobil Holds the Cards To Fold Oil Search's Bid for InterOil

Oil Search's bid is underwater and in the wrong currency, while Exxon is better positioned to squeeze cost savings out of a deal.