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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

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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

Buffett warns of market danger
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The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

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Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

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John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

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Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
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Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

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Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

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How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

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