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Saudi Arabia's plan to shell out some $90 billion as part of a state-backed economic aid package continued to buoy regional markets Monday, but it is too early to tell how much the spending package will do to assuage sectarian tensions in the country, market analysts told CNBC.
Here's what you should be watching Friday, March 18.
It is often said that a picture speaks a thousand words, but these images arguably speak volumes about the violence and political turmoil in Libya and Bahrain.
"A sense of calm with an undercurrent of mild panic," is how one Bahraini described the scene at Bahrain International Airport Thursday morning,after the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) cleared the country's Pearl Roundabout area of anti-government protestors, killing at least three people.
The International Energy Agency says Libyan oil exports have "ground to a halt" because of the fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
The U.S. State Department urged U.S. citizens on Tuesday to defer travel to Bahrain and suggested Americans there should leave due to ongoing political and civil unrest.
General confusion reigns and businesses prepare for another day off as Gulf Cooperation Council forces deploy in Bahrain.
Forces from Gulf Arab countries will help with maintaining order in Bahrain and some forces have already arrived in the country, according to press reports.
Here’s the complete transcript of Maria Bartiromo’s exclusive interview with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the nephew of King Abdullah spoke exclusively with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo about the protests in the streets of Eastern Saudi Arabia. Alwaleed told Bartiromo that today's demonstrations are just a "tempest in a tea cup" and that the protests dissipated after prayer.
Citigroup’s shakiest days are over, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the biggest single individual shareholder of the bank’s stock and chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, which also holds Citi stock, told CNBC Friday.
The Saudi foreign minister appears to be blaming foreigners for the unrest in Saudi Arabia—and his message on outside interference is this: "We will cut any finger that crosses into the kingdom."
Discussing the Middle East's need for reform as well as oil supply issues, with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom Holding Company.
Saudi Arabia has handed out about $37 billion, while Oman, Bahrain, Libya and Kuwait have boosted domestic spending up to 4 percent of GDP. The result is the sovereign wealth funds are less able to invest overseas.
Tensions are high in Saudi Arabia in expectations of protests akin to the ones that have swept across the Arab World. CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports.
Saudi Arabia is bracing for protesters to take to the streets on Friday—in what they are referring to as a 'Day of Rage'.
Police and protesters clashed in Saudi Arabia Thursday and the country faces a day of possible mass protests Friday, but even heavy demonstrations will not succeed in removing the current regime, according to analysts at the Eurasia Group.
iPad hits stores, NFL labor deadline approaches and Saudi Arabia braces for "Day of Rage." Here's some of what we’re watching – and therefore you should as well.
Markets head into Friday watching and waiting to see if economic news outweighs geopolitical concerns, after Thursday's "risk off" selling spree.
Reports of police firing on protestors in the Saudi Arabian city of Qatif evoke a possible nightmare scenario for the disruption of oil from a country that sits atop the world's largest proven oil reserves.