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.
Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.
Companies with operations in Egypt are doing their best to maintain business as usual, with varying results.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Fear has taken a grip over the markets as images of rioting in Egypt dominate television screens and headlines.
"DRJ" explains what this heavy options activity says about the emerging markets.
After a delay this morning, the Egyptian ETF—the Market Vectors Egypt Index opened up 5 percent. While this is a good sign, traders should approach the interpretation of this trading with great caution.
Egypt is going to face some serious issues with its growth, David Dorsey, who runs the Middle East business for Alden Global Capital, said Monday.
Food stocks in Egypt are running dangerously low.
If political unrest in Egypt causes the Suez Canal to be closed, it could have positive consequences for shippers and US oil refiners, Morten Arntzen, president and CEO of Overseas Shipholding Group, told CNBC Monday.
Turmoil in Egypt has sent a message to rulers through the region that they need to get "ahead of the curve" or face similar destabilizing problems, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.