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  • So, When Will the Egypt Stock Exchange Open? Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 11:10 AM ET
    Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate at Cairo's Tahrir Square after president Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

    Officials say that trading on the Egypt stock exchange will resume on Sunday and will take measures to prevent a huge selloff as soon as the bourse reopens. It's unrealistic to think that those steps will prevent panic-selling, Yousef Gamal El-Din writes.

  • BENGHAZI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 25: Libyans protest demanding the removal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following Friday prayers on February 25, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Benghazi residents mourned more victims of the violence as fighting continued around the capitol Tripoli.

    Oil prices are likely to extend last week's gains despite assurances from de facto OPEC leader Saudi Arabia that it's willing and able to meet any supply shortfalls from Libya, according to the latest CNBC market sentiment survey.

  • Oil Traders Brace for Upside Risk on Mideast Turmoil Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Oil prices for the most active Brent and WTI crude contracts are still up over 10 percent since last Friday — and there's no sign that Mideast  turmoil will cease over the weekend. So oil traders are bracing for more — perhaps much more — upside risk.

  • Oil Could Hit $120 a Barrel: Boone Pickens Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 11:54 AM ET

    Oil prices, now topping $100 a barrel, could hit $120, energy financier T. Boone Pickens, chairman and CEO of BP Capital, and an advocate of replacing oil with natural gas in some applications, told CNBC Friday.

  • Options Market Sees Oil Under $115 Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Oil prices have seen wild moves in recent days amid increasing violence in the Mideast, but the options market is telling us the roller-coaster ride may be over.

  • Democracy in the Middle East? Thank Bernanke Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    Protests in Libya

    Forget Twitter and Facebook. Forget outspoken Google spacer Exec Wael Ghonim. If you want to know who should get credit for the sudden surge towards democracy in the Middle East, send a ‘Thank You’ note to Ben Bernanke.

  • Saudis Stress Oil Actions Are Important, Not Words Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    If Saudi raised oil production to 9 million barrels per day, then they've chosen a good time to do it.

  • Good King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia figures that $36 billion will buy off any potential unrest in his realm of Saudi Arabia. That's an expensive piece of cake he's dishing up.

  • Halftime—Gen. Wesley Clark: Saudi Arabia Is Stable Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    As anger spreads throughout the Arab world, retired Gen. Wesley Clark said Saudi Arabia will be the last country to see an uprising.

  • Saudi Arabia in Talks to Boost Oil Output Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia is in “active talks” with European oil companies to meet the production shortfall left by Libya, the clearest indication to date that the leader of the Opec oil cartel is about to boost supplies to stop further rises in the oil price.

  • World Frets Over Libya; Benghazi 'Mercenaries' Jailed Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 7:25 AM ET
    Protests in Libya

    World leaders condemned Muammar Gaddafi's bloody crackdown on a revolt that has split Libya, but took little action to halt the bloodshed from the latest upheaval reshaping the Arab world.

  • Commentary: What Saudi Spillover? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:29 PM ET
    Saudi youth wave their national flag as they celebrate the return of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

    Oil traders fearing Saudi spillover should have been with me tonight trying to get back to my hotel after dinner in Riyadh.

  • Calls Grow for Scrutiny of Family’s Finances Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 8:34 AM ET
    Moammer Gaddafi speaking

    Muammer Gaddafi’s family has built up vast business interests in sectors ranging from oil to hotels during his 41-year rule, giving it a hold over large swathes of Libya’s economy, according to US diplomatic cables and governance groups, reports the Financial Times.

  • As oil prices race toward $100 a barrel, the expectations that gasoline prices will catch fire are running high.

  • Saudi Oil Minister to CNBC: We Will Protect Supply Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    Suez Canal

    Saudi Arabia will not allow any supply disruptions from the Middle East to impact global supplies of oil, the oil-rich country's deputy oil minister told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Turmoil in the Middle East: Will Saudi Arabia be Next? Sunday, 20 Feb 2011 | 10:07 AM ET

    With the recent turmoil across North Africa and the Gulf, investors are now becoming increasingly concerned that the ‘political contagion,’ as the wave of upheaval has come to be known, may flow over into Saudi Arabia as well.

  • Does Anyone Remember Egypt: The Prize? Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 10:41 AM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, gather around the national television building guarded by members of the Presidential guard in Cairo on January 28, 2011.

    A little over nine years ago, one of the biggest stories in international affairs was Thomas E. Ricks’ Page One story in the Washington Post a briefing given to a Pentagon advisory group that characterized the Saudi ruling family as enemies of the United States.

  • Egyptian Stocks Face Another 10% Plunge Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    The Egyptian stock market will likely tumble another 10 percent before investors put some cash in and try to stage a rally, after which the benchmark index could regain a third of its losses, according to historical trends, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Saudi Billionaire Buys 1 Percent Stake in GM Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 9:28 AM ET
    GM Headquarters

    Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he has invested $500 million in General Motors, the U.S. auto giant whose shares returned to trading last week after its bankruptcy and bailout by Washington.

  • Saudi Prince Opposes Ground Zero Mosque Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 11:20 AM ET

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, told CNBC Wednesday that he’s against building a mosque near the ground zero site in New York City.