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    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.

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    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."

  • Saudi Prince One on One   Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 3:10 PM ET
    Saudi Prince One on One

    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.

  • Middle East Unrest Hits Sovereign Wealth Funds Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
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    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 Running High in Saudi Arabia Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 9:06 AM ET
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    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.

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    Saudi Arabia is bracing for protesters to take to the streets on Friday—in what they are referring to as a 'Day of Rage'.

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    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.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 11, 2011 Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 7:02 PM ET
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    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.

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    Markets head into Friday watching and waiting to see if economic news outweighs geopolitical concerns, after Thursday's "risk off" selling spree.

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    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.

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    Reports from Saudi Arabia indicate that police have opened fire on protestors at a rally in the eastern city of Qatif.

  • Tripoli Pours Old Notes Back in Circulation Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:41 AM ET
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    Libya’s central bank has ordered banks to recirculate old currency in the first sign that the oil-rich north African state is facing liquidity problems amid international efforts to freeze the regime’s assets, reports the Financial Times.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Calls for Citi Dividend Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:55 AM ET

    Wealthy Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal expressed confidence in Citigroup's earnings potential and also called for the bank to issue a dividend to shareholders.

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    Oil prices are finally retreating from two-and-half year highs but the market is bracing for more volatility as anti-government protests threaten to spread beyond the borders of Libya towards the world's top exporter Saudi Arabia.

  • Oil Shock   Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 7:31 PM ET
    Oil Shock

    Discussing who is right in Libya and whether a Gaddafi comeback would be bad for oil, with Michael Levi, Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations and Helima Croft, Barclay's geopolitical analyst.

  • Exxon CEO on Oil Speculation   Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:05 PM ET
    Exxon CEO on Oil Speculation

    Sharing his thoughts on how much of the $20 jump in oil prices is due to speculation or is just companies "pricing in risk," with Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil chairman/CEO

  • Gaddafi Money Casts Shadow in Hollywood Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
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    Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.

  • Farrell: Who's Afraid of What Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
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    The Bahrainian royal family is plenty worried about the unrest in their country. The Saudis are concerned about unrest, Gaddafi is a wild card and the Chinese have big plans.

  • Al-Qaeda Biggest Risk to Saudi Oil: Barclays Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 6:06 AM ET

    Terrorism and not the "day of rage" protests planned Friday pose the biggest risk to Saudi Arabia's ability to keep the world supplied with oil, according to Barclays Capital commodities analyst Amrita Sen.

  • Scenes from Libya   Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM ET
    Scenes from Libya

    Video from the front line, Libyan refugee camps, the border, and the evacuation of foreign nationals at the airport, most of whom are from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Ghana.