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In the papers - Tuesday 30 October 2007

Heathrow airport was nearly overwhelmed yesterday when King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia arrived with six planes needed to carry his huge entourage...

It took three hours for all the luggage to be unloaded while a convoy of 84 limousines drove the party into London. Among them were 23 personal advisors who will stay at Buckingham Palace and more than 400 aides who are spilling out into London hotels – BBC Online

Oil hit a new record high of $93.80 and the US dollar struck a new low yesterday as investors showed their growing certainty that the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates tomorrow – Financial Times

Lord Sainsbury, the former science minister, yesterday told venture capitalists that a reprieve from the government's capital gains tax reform might be possible if they made a forceful case for supporting entrepreneurs and start-up investors – Financial Times

Egypt will build several civilian nuclear power plants, President Hosni Mubarak said yesterday, reaffirming the African state's atomic ambitions – Financial Times

The European Union's research and development budget for the energy sector is too small and too biased in favour of nuclear power, Manuel Pinho, Portugal's energy minister has said – Financial Times

Groundbreaking new legal targets for cutting Britain's greenhouse gas emissions will fall short of what is needed to help limit global warming, environmentalists have warned. The Climate Change Bill, the first of its kind in the world, will establish an independent Committee on Climate Change that will set the first carbon budget by September 2008 but will not report on its review of the target for emission cuts until 2009. Environmentalists say this is too slow - The Independent

The housebuilder Berkeley will begin to build some of the greenest homes on the market from next January after making a series of pledges to exceed new government environmental guidelines. All Berkeley homes built from January 2008 will have their carbon emissions reduced by 25pc and water consumption cut by 30 pc compared to average households - The Daily Telegraph

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