Business Egypt

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    Blackrock sent out a short memo yesterday on the ongoing situation in Egypt.

  • Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    If President Hosni Mubarak says in a speech tonight that he will step down at the next election, as Al Arabiya TV is reporting, I doubt it will do much to satisfy the protesters. If anything, it will likely embolden them.

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    In his new book, "THE NEXT DECADE: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going," Friedman predicts that, above all, America's power will be tested, and while the author says it will endure, it will require what he calls, "extraordinary skill of the decade’s Presidents to navigate turbulent waters and balance relationships."

  • Egyptian demonstrators hold up placards during a protest in central Cairo to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.

    Nineteen private jets carrying Egyptian businessmen and their families departed from Cairo yesterday, according to news reports .

  • The U.S. market is our favorite market to watch in 2011, said Kevin Gardiner, head of investment strategy at Barclays Capital.

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    Investors panicking the Egyptian chaos could paralyze the Suez Canal sent oil to 2008 highs Monday. Right now the canal remains open but for how long? Worries over the security of the canal are mounting as the unrest continues.

  • Protestors ride an armoured personnel carrier towards the Nile on January 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Egypt in Cairo, Suez, and Alexandria to call for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

    As the political crisis in Egypt unfolds and Internet service remains blocked by local authorities, engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow launched a special "speak-to-tweet" service for people on the ground to stay connected with each other and the outside world.

  • IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Youth unemployment in Egypt and Tunisia was a ticking "time bomb", IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told CNBC Tuesday, adding that he had warned of such a situation developing back in the summer.

  • Protestors hold an anti-President Hosni Mubarek sign in Tahrir Square during afternoon anti-government protests in central Cairo, Egypt.

    Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.

  • Protestors chant as they ride on an army tank transporter in Tahrir Square on January 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Egypt in Cairo, Suez, and Alexandria to call for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Riot police and the Army have been sent into the streets to quell the protests, which so far have claimed 32 lives and left more than a thousand injured.

    Companies with operations in Egypt are doing their best to maintain business as usual, with varying results.

  • The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • While no one can be sure what the outcome will be from the turmoil in Egypt, David Riedel of Riedel Research tells us 3 scenarios are most likely.

  • Gene B. Sperling, an American economist and political expert.

    The Obama administration is hoping that the US economy will grow 4 percent this year, leading to a fall in unemployment , Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, told CNBC Monday.

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    On Saturday afternoon, I visited a rally outside the United Nations building in New York City, where hundreds had gathered to protest the Mubarak regime in Egypt.

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    The good news is that it doesn't look like any one has posted a guide to blocking the Suez. At least, not in English.

  • Plus, get calls on the chipmakers and more.

  • Since the turmoil in Egypt intensified last week, grains have solidly outperformed gold. That may seems minor on the surface, but it's actually a cause for great concern.

  • Events in Egypt are not the only risk to the economic recovery—confidence about sovereign debt and slowing growth in Japan and Europe already pose real risks. And stagflation is peeping over the horizon.

  • A Qatari gas tanker as its passes through the Suez Canal.

    Concerns about supply disruptions in the Suez Canal is an 'overreaction,' Natasha Boyden, senior managing director and shipping analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC on Monday.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Financial markets may have taken a pause Monday after the violent swings of Friday, but it was only to let investors position themselves for a Middle East crisis that's unlikely to go away soon.