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Bold Bens Big Bet

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 19.54.26By John Donovan

On Friday afternoon, a contributor posted a comment on our Shell Blog under the headline:

“Bold Bens Big Bet”

Very bold of Ben van Beurden. Most courageous Shell leader for many a year. Still many pitfalls, as can be seen in some of the most recent articles about the BG takeover. Not least the fluctuating oil price. Good luck to him.

On Sunday, The Sunday Times published a number of articles on the same subject with similar comments and a near identical teaser headline on the front page of the Business Section

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The word “bold’ is in the excellent main article by Danny Fortson in which Shell’s bid is aptly described as “an audacious swoop.” 

Perhaps it was the same author, or maybe someone at the Sunday Times gained inspiration when visiting our site, or just a co-incidence. 

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