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Ashley Seager

Ashley Seager

    Saharan solar power a step closer
    Saharan solar power a step closer
    A $40-billion plan to provide Europe with solar power from the Sahara moved a step closer with the formation of a 12-company consortium to carry...
    Where has all the oil gone?
    Where has all the oil gone?
    It's 30 years since the film Mad Max was made, launching the career of Mel Gibson.
    Addicted to oil but slow on maths
    Addicted to oil but slow on maths
    World oil prices hit their highest point for a year on Monday, as a major new report urged governments around the world to take drastic action to...
    Rich countries will suffer unless they help poor
    Rich countries will suffer unless they help poor
    The world's rich countries need to embark on a huge transfer of funds to developing countries in order for both groups to grow richer and reduce...
    China escalates Rio spying row
    China escalates Rio spying row
    China escalated its confrontation with Rio Tinto earlier this week when it accused the mining company of industrial espionage stretching back six...
    High on optimism
    High on optimism
    Stockmarkets rallied to their highest levels this year on Monday as strong results from two of Britain's largest banks and better-than expected...
    Official: UK in a recession
    Official: UK in a recession
    The governor of the Bank of England (UK central bank) Mervyn King admitted on Tuesday that Britain was entering its first recession since the early...
    Scale of the disorder emerges
    Scale of the disorder emerges
    Huge estimated losses released by the IMF strengthen calls for urgent policy changes to restore confidence in the financial sector, writes Ashley...
    Oil price dips after Gustav blows over
    Oil price dips after Gustav blows over
    Oil prices fell sharply again on Tuesday to as low as $105,46 a barrel -- nearly 30% down from the recent record high of just more than $148 -- as...
    Solar energy's future brightens as oil soars
    Solar energy's future brightens as oil soars
    Soaring oil prices have led to such a boom for solar power that the industry could operate without subsidies in just a few years' time, according...
    More action needed to end US housing crunch
    More action needed to end US housing crunch
    The United States Federal Reserve chairperson, Ben Bernanke, last week called for further action to prevent the US housing slump forcing more...
    Oil threatens to break $100
    Oil threatens to break $100
    The price of oil set yet another record this week as low stocks of fuel and further falls in the dollar spurred a frenzied round in the buying of...