Nabil Fahmy, Egypt's foreign minister, says America's influence in the Middle East will diminish if it fails to engage with the region¿s problems.» Read More
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the upcoming elections in Greece, France & Egypt.
Nick Trevethan, Senior Commodities Strategist, ANZ Research said geopolitical tensions, including the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions, are very supportive for crude prices.
The Islamist candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood will face former President Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister in a runoff to become Egypt’s first freely elected president, several independent vote counts concluded Friday morning, the NYT reports.
Egypt made history on Wednesday as it kicked off its first free presidential election and put its fragile democratic transition to the test. Just over 50 million eligible citizens are expected to cast their votes over the course of two days.
For the first time in 60 years, Egyptians head to the polls tomorrow to freely elect their next president. Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University professor, weighs in.
Amr Moussa, one of Egypt’s top presidential candidates, has reiterated his belief in free markets and told CNBC in an interview on Tuesday that the country needed to “open up”.
A preliminary count of votes for Egyptians living abroad has put Islamist candidate Abdul-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh in the lead, followed by left-leaning Hamdeen Sabahi .
Egyptians head to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday next week to elect a president to replace Hosni Mubarak. It will be the first fair leadership election in the country, nearly a year and a half after the revolution which saw Mubarak ousted amid months of violent protests. Lawrence Saez, a politics professor at London's School of Oriental and African Studies, gave CNBC a preview.
Egypt votes for a new president on May 23 and 24, with a runoff expected later in June. Here is an overview of some of the major candidates of the 13 in the running.
The Egyptian Central Bank surprised observers after reporting an increase in foreign currency reserves for the first time since December 2010 earlier this week.
There always is a plethora of questions any stakeholder has for a presidential hopeful. For both local and foreign investors, those will often pertain to economic policies that will help the Arab world’s most populous nation out of its slump. But for most Egyptians and as a corollary the 13 presidential candidates in this month’s election, it’s not.
Democracy is “well within reach” in Egypt and has “significant upside potential” in the medium term, Renaissance Capital said in its latest report. It expected investments to increase after the country’s presidential elections, scheduled for later this month.
The dollar index hits a speed bump and the loonie lifts off - it's time for your FX Fix.
The nomination of a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood to run in Egypt's presidential race has further clouded an already complex political transition, making an immediate economic recovery less likely and heightening the risk of a currency crisis, according to analysts.
Dubai’s chief of police has thrust himself into a regional controversy, becoming the voice of Emirati opposition to the rising power of Islamists in the Arab world. The Financial Times reports.
Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), makes the case for why the U.S. should lead an intervention to stop the slaughter in Syria now.
There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in Europe and the Middle East in 2011. Here are 10 other elections that could change the game of global politics in 2012.
With all the kitchen trends now, some homeowners and designers flout the conventions, go with personal taste and choose a look that no one else has. Here are 10 examples.
Worries over the European debt crisis, a slow recovery in the U.S. and fears over a "hard landing" for China’s economy have left global investors searching for new markets to put their money in. What are the countries with the best prospects for growth?
Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) on Tuesday pointed to increased risks for issuers in the Middle East as the spiraling tensions between Iran and the West showed no sign of slowing down. Although the agency believed that the risks were already accounted for in its current ratings, it cautioned that a reassessment depended on how the situation developed.