CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up after a stronger-than-expected jobs report; gold prices were weaker for the same reason; and natural gas was off slightly on the day.» Read More
*Qatar's wealth means it doesn't need GCC. DUBAI, March 5- A diplomatic split between Qatar and its wealthy Gulf neighbours may disrupt billions of dollars of investment in the region and slow efforts to make economies more efficient through trade and transport reforms.
*Macroeconomic figures patchy, often unreliable across region. *Causes include secretive govts and firms, undeveloped tax systems.
RIYADH, Feb 21- Saudi Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, perhaps the most powerful younger prince in the ruling al-Saud family, is shaping Riyadh's new emphasis on protecting the kingdom from a fresh wave of Islamist militancy inspired by the war in Syria.
PANAMA CITY/ MADRID, Feb 20- A Spanish-led consortium resumed expansion work on the Panama Canal on Thursday, raising hopes the two sides will finally draw a line under an acrimonious stand-off over massive cost overruns.
*Spain likely to help Sacyr get backing for loans. PANAMA CITY/ MADRID, Feb 20- A deal to resume work on the multibillion-dollar Panama Canal appeared in doubt on Thursday, just hours after an apparent breakthrough, in the latest twist in a protracted dispute over massive cost overruns.
*Spain likely to help Sacyr get backing for loans.
DUBAI, Feb 19- When Dubai's biggest property developer decided to change its chief executive last year, it did not inform the stock market for weeks. Index compilers MSCI and S&P Dow Jones are upgrading the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to emerging market status.
Feb 13- Beverage cans maker Rexam Plc said it bought a 51 percent stake in Saudi Arabia's United Arab Can Manufacturing Ltd, a supplier to The Coca-Cola Co, for $122 million as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.
*Total investment to cost $9 billion. TURAIF, Saudi Arabia, Feb 13- Billboards on the highway outside Turaif, a remote desert town in the far north of Saudi Arabia, foretell a glittering future of glass offices and palm-shaded residential streets.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.
*Alstom Transport chief sees IPO as early as June. *Seeks to deepen alliances in Russia, China, Japan. PARIS, Feb 6- Cash-hungry engineering firm Alstom may use a stock market listing to sell a stake in its transport business as early as June if a trade buyer cannot be found sooner for the maker of France's iconic high-speed trains, its transport chief said.
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CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold is up about 3 percent this year, as the S&P has fallen. And oil prices pulled back from their highs.
Hydraulic fracturing, coupled with tougher fuel-economy standards and increased use of biofuels, has reversed the growing dependence of the United States on energy imports in less than 10 years.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Iran is determined to negotiate a comprehensive deal on its nuclear programme with major powers so it can develop its battered economy, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, inviting Western companies to seize opportunities now.
Ibrahim Adbul Aziz Al Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, says that Iranian oil will not "flood" the market and that agreeing on an increase will "take some time."
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