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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.

Buffett warns of market danger

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

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Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

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Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices