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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.

Fiat pays out $18m to settle Iraq charges

Fiat, the Italian car maker, is paying almost $18m to settle claims that it paid bribes to officials in Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq under the United Nations oil-for-food program at the start of the decade.

Jail for sex act death crash driver

A drunk driver who killed a father and son was pleasuring himself at the wheel moments before the fatal crash, a court heard today.

Fiat heiress set for court fight over will

A feud at the Fiat dynasty has taken a dramatic turn after a close adviser to the car-maker's founding Agnelli family agreed to take up a court challenge from the only surviving child of the late Gianni Agnelli.

Ford KA

Nobody does it better than the new KA

Car Choice: Economical little runner with an eco-friendly vibe wanted

Ann Large is 64 and due to retire early next year. She currently runs a 1996 Fiat Punto diesel, which gives 53mpg and is very reliable. Ann loves it. However, she and her husband want a new small car that will be very cheap to run, with good reliability and low C02 emissions. Ann says that she is prepared to consider a finance scheme, which is the stress-free way to buy and run a new car, although it is always important to read the small print.

Fiat 500 Abarth

The new Fiat 500 Abarth packs a lot of power in its compact frame. But why is it covered in enamelled scorpions?

Head of Pininfarina is killed

Andrea Pininfarina, the chief executive of the Italian car design firm founded by his grandfather, which counts Ferraris and Alfa Romeos among its creations, died yesterday in a road accident near the northern Italian city of Turin.

Lorenzo the Spartan of speed

The rising star of MotoGP bears the scars of a roller-coaster rookie season. Gary James hears how a warrior race inspires the rider in his personal battles

Italian drivers face 19mph speed limit at home of Fiat

Turin, home of Fiat Motors and location of the film The Italian Job, has seen its normally wrangling politicians unite on a proposal to calm the city's manic traffic, imposing a draconian 30kph (19mph) speed limit on the densely populated Santa Rita section near the city centre.

UBS tries to restore credibility with boardroom shake-up

UBS announced the unexpected resignations of four directors yesterday as it began to overhaul its board in an attempt to restore stability.

Ferrari California

The car that says money: The Ferrari California appeals to the mega-rich of our carbon conscious 21st century ... people so wealthy that when the oil runs out they will be able to insulate their penthouses with spare banknotes

Motorcycling: Dominant Rossi sets mark for young rivals

Valentino Rossi grabbed the lead of the MotoGP championship at Le Mans yesterday with a devastating ride that earned him his 90th grand prix victory and broadcast to younger rivals that he remains hungry for an eighth world title.

Fiat 500

Could this little car overtake the Mini? The Fiat 500 has all the retro chic of BMW's superstar, at a more affordable price. David Wilkins is impressed
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