News GCHQ uses doctored websites including those from the business network LinkedIn to secretly install surveillance software on the computers of unwitting target companies and individuals it wants to spy on, the German news magazine Der Spiegel has reported

GCHQ uses doctored websites including those from the business network LinkedIn to secretly install surveillance software on the computers of unwitting target companies and individuals it wants to spy on, the German news magazine Der Spiegel has reported.

Goldman predicts crude prices will 'super-spike' to $200 per barrel

An oil price of $200 per barrel is a real possibility in the next two years, Goldman Sachs predicted yesterday as the commodity's price pushed further into record territory.

Crude oil price passes $120 a barrel mark for the first time

The price of oil leapt through the $120 barrier for the first time in New York yesterday. A rise of $3 during the day was sufficient for the commodity to record another landmark in its seemingly inexorable rise.

Hamish McRae: We will never have cheap oil again

When this wave of higher oil prices subsides, is it going to be business as usual? After the oil shocks of the 1970s and early 1980s, the oil price came back down and we went pretty much back to our bad old ways.

Hamish McRae: A permanently high oil price might not be a bad thing if it forces conservation

Oil is in blow-off territory and a reaction in the price is inevitable, probably quite soon. But that does not mean that we will return to cheap oil in our lifetimes.

Surge in oil prices prompts warnings of global recession

The price of oil has surged to a new record above $119 per barrel. Given the spate of "Record Oil Price!" stories that have filled newspapers in recent months, investors might be inclined to dismiss the latest threshold crossed – if it weren't for the increasingly dire warnings being issued about the havoc that expensive oil may wreak on the global economy.

Opec set to leave oil production unchanged despite high prices

Opec will ignore pleas from America and Europe to ease record oil prices and leave the level of barrels it is pumping unchanged, analysts said.

Oil price surges to all-time high

Crude oil has surged for a fourth day as the feeble dollar and lacklustre stock markets increased the appeal of commodities for investors.

Oil price breaks through $100 a barrel

Oil prices surged to an unprecedented high in late trading yesterday, settling above $100 a barrel and prompting a new round of concern about the effect of high fuel costs on the health of the global economy.

Bank to hedge bets with quarter-point cut

Economists expect rate-setters to steer course between inflationary pressures and acting on economic slowdown

Hydrogen power plant plan for UAE

Hydrogen Energy, a joint venture of BP and Rio Tinto, is in talks to build what would be the world's first hydrogen power plant in the United Arab Emirates.

'I wanted England job' says O'Neill

The whiff of history repeating itself is always in the air when the World Cup comes around and the Three Lions add fresh heartaches to 40 years of hurt. When Martin O'Neill went public yesterday about his failed attempt to succeed Sven Goran Eriksson as England manager, it was impossible to hear him speak without recalling Brian Clough's bid to fill the void after Don Revie's departure.

Sack 12,000 'Luddite' NHS bosses, Blair is told

Thousands of "Luddite" hospital managers who oppose radical reforms to the health service should be sacked, Tony Blair has been told by leading businessmen.

Live at Leeds: Who's best...

Their 1970 performance, before 2,000 students at a university refectory, produced what has been described as the best live album of all time. Now Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are to return to the site of their rock masterpiece. Ian Herbert reports

Israel strikes Hizbollah bases after attacks from Lebanon

Two Israeli soldiers were injured and two militants inside Lebanon were believed killed in heavy exchanges of fire across the border between the two countries yesterday.

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