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

Why Diamonds Could Lose Their Sparkle for Anglo American

Why Diamonds Could Lose Their Sparkle for Anglo American

A slump in U.S. jewelry sales will pressure diamond prices just as Anglo American prepares to commence production at a major new mine.

Vivendi Sees Escape Routes From Mediaset Deal but Still Faces Court

Vivendi Sees Escape Routes From Mediaset Deal but Still Faces Court

Mediaset Premium's figures were "artificially-inflated" and the deal will likely become void when it misses a regulatory deadline, said Vivendi CEO.

Berlusconi Vehicle Sues Vivendi Over Mediaset Disagreement

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

PetroChina and Cnooc Profits Collapse

The Chinese Oil companies joined the grim tally of oil company's posting weak results, while oil prices fell Wednesday on expectations of a surprise increase in U.S. inventories.

Glencore Shares Fall After First-Half Income Tumbles 66%

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.