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Shell saves $600m on gas deal with Repsol

Royal Dutch Shell has saved $600m (£362m) on a deal to buy rival Repsol’s liquefied natural gas assets in Trinidad, Peru and Spain. The supermajor had agreed to buy the portfolio for $4.4bn last February, but will now only be spending $3.8bn on Repsol’s LNG work outside of North America.

Buffett warns of 'too low' US interest rates

Warren Buffett warned of the dangers of looming inflation in front of nearly 20,000 shareholders who turned for the annual meeting of his Berkshire Hathaway company at the weekend. The world's most famous investor continued his attack on hedge funds and the current "fad" for derivatives, and confirmed he had increased his bet against the US dollar because of concerns over its record trade deficit.

Buffett happy to let others take Nasdaq risk

Hands off Bill Gates, says the investment guru who doesn't credit New Economy valuations

The latest news from the Motley Fool: Investors bamboozled by war of the boozers

The Motley Fool started as an irreverent investment newsletter and has grown to become one of the most popular personal finance and investment websites. Anyone who follows its philosophy is called a `Foolish investor'.

Allied agrees to pounds 20m failure fee

ALLIED DOMECQ, in talks to sell its pubs estate to Whitbread, is understood to have agreed to pay a pounds 20m penalty fee should the pounds 2.3bn deal fail.

Outlook: Best to sell in May and go away

THIS IS getting silly. The Dow's continued ability to defy the sceptics as well as gravity hardly makes for rational comment, but since the phenomenon is there and happening, here goes anyway.

Cautious Buffett looks to Europe and Japan

WARREN BUFFETT, the legendary American investor, has repeated his warning that share prices are overvalued, saying there are few companies that now meet his test of being a good business whose stock sold is sold at an "intelligent" price.

Money: Mr Buffett should have watched more movies

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Buffett builds up stake in UK blue chip

WARREN BUFFETT, the legendary stock market investor, is building up a stake in a mystery UK-listed company.

Investment: Buffett serves up an intriguing feast

THANKS TO the Internet, fans of Warren Buffett, the world's greatest stock market investor, no longer have to wait for the arrival of a bulky envelope every March to find out what he has to say in his Annual Report.

Buffett admits his `very big mistake'

WARREN BUFFETT, the legendary American investment guru, yesterday reported a 48 per cent jump in earnings at his investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, but warned he was still struggling to find good shares with long-term appeal.

MONEY: THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE MOTLEY FOOL - Say the magic word: monopoly

UNLESS you have been out of the country for a few weeks, you don't need us to remind you that it was Budget day last Tuesday. Rather than regurgitate what has already been analysed to death, we're going to take a look at just one of the words Gordon Brown used during his 65-minute speech - monopoly.

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Scientists develop mechanical spring-loaded leg brace to improve walking

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Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

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Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
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A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

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Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

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Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

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Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

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The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

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