Saudi Arabia


  • Saudi exchange closed after death of King Abdullah Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The securities exchanges of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain are closed on Sunday because of the death of Saudi King Abdullah.

  • Obama heads to Saudi Arabia to meet new king Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 6:38 AM ET
    Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Salman bin Abdulaziz.

    U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday.

  • Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 12:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday, hours before the U.S. president was to depart for New Delhi. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president and first lady Michelle Obama would travel to...

  • Oil after Abdullah  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Kent Moors, Energy Advantage editor, discusses how the death of Saudi Arabia King Abdullah will impact the price of oil.

  • It's downhill for US after Saudi king dies: Experts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    The Saudis ultimately want higher oil prices, Again Capital partner John Kilduff tells CNBC after the death of King Abdullah.

  • Big changes in Saudi Arabia  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    Amb. Ed Walker, Middle East Institute, provides perspective into the health of Saudi Arabia's new king.

  • New Saudi rule a bigger deal than you think  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    Discussing stability in the Saudi oil market and the future price of oil, with price Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets chief commodities strategist.

  • Alwaleed: No more $100 oil, but we won't blink Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed also tells CNBC that Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not blink.

  • *Saudi-led OPEC focus set to stay on retaining market share. LONDON, Jan 23- Brent crude oil rose on Friday after the death of Saudi Arabia's king added to uncertainty in oil markets, although the new ruler indicated immediately there would be no policy change. Brent crude rose to a high of $49.80, up $1.28 a barrel, before easing to around $49.20 by 1515 GMT.

  • DUBAI, Jan 23- Saudi Arabia's new King Salman was quick to keep veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi on Friday in a message aimed at calming a jittery energy market mindful of Naimi's powerful role within the OPEC group of oil-exporting countries. The 79- year-old Naimi has been a leading figure in the market for two decades and successfully argued in November that...

  • How much pain can Saudi Arabia tolerate?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:10 AM ET

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman, discusses the statement by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal that we will never again see $100 oil.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed: Yemen in complete turmoil  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holdings chairman, shares his thoughts on how lower oil prices are creating instability in the Middle East.

  • Saudi Prince: We'll never see $100 oil again  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holdings chairman, shares his thoughts on his uncle's legacy, and denies his country is punishing U.S. frackers.

  • *King Salman faces biggest economic challenge since global crisis. Saudi Arabia can no longer throw money at problems in same way. King Salman, who took the throne in the early hours of Friday after the death of his brother King Abdullah, inherits an economy that faces its biggest challenge since the global financial crisis in 2009..

  • *Was subject of al Qaeda assassination bid. RIYADH, Jan 23- Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants, will be the country's first king from the third generation of its ruling dynasty. By sending an assassin to try to kill Prince Mohammed when he was Saudi security chief in...

  • Will Saudi's reduce oil production?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, provides insight to the Saudi succession plan and the implications for oil.

  • Saudi King Abdullah has died  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    Hadley Gamble at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and how his passing could impact global markets.

  • Falling oil? I worry more about terror: Norway PM Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:52 AM ET

    Norway may be Europe's biggest oil exporter, but its premier is less concerned about energy prices than security issues around terrorism and Russia.

  • By appointing his youngest half-brother Muqrin, 69, as Crown Prince and nephew Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, as Deputy Crown Prince, Salman has swiftly quelled speculation about internal palace rifts at a moment of great regional turmoil. Salman, thought to be 79, takes over as the ultimate authority in a country that faces long-term domestic challenges compounded...

  • Oil and geopolitical risk in Middle East: Expert  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:33 AM ET

    Daniel Yergin, IHS vice chairman, discusses the implications of the death of Saudi King Abdullah.