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  • Qatar Puts Up Cash for Greek Bank Merger   Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
     Qatar Puts Up Cash for Greek Bank Merger

    CNBC's Guy Johnson reports from Greece on the proposed merger between the country's second and third largest banks, Alpha Bank and Eurobank.

  • MSCI Keeps Qatar, UAE Waiting on Upgrade Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 1:43 AM ET
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    The UAE and Qatar markets are in focus as the highly anticipated MSCI decision on whether or not to upgrade these markets from ‘frontier’ to ‘emerging markets’ status was delayed until December of this year.

  • Qatar and UAE to Obtain Emerging Market Status? Friday, 6 May 2011 | 1:12 AM ET
    Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    Part of the bet of investing in frontier markets is that they will eventually mature into emerging markets. And that may happen for a couple later this summer, analysts told CNBC.

  • The World’s 15 Biggest Oil Producers Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unrest in the Middle East has put investors on high alert as crude oil prices move seemingly with every development in the region. In order to understand the effect of those events on both US and global oil markets, a key figure to watch is the amount of crude oil produced daily in each country. With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis. Production is d

    With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.

  • 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.

  • Dubai Holding May Restructure $20 Billion in Debt Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 5:54 AM ET
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    Dubai Holding, a conglomerate owned by the emirate’s ruler, is looking at options that could include restructuring $20bn in debt, possibly dealing another blow to investors, the Financial Times reports.

  • Google, China to Solve Dispute Soon: Google CEO Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    Google and China will resolve their differences over censorship and an alleged attack on Google's service "soon", Eric Schmidt, the Chief Executive of Google, told reporters in Abu Dhabi where he takes part in the emirate's first ever Media Summit.

  • Faulty Elevator Blamed for Dubai Tower Shutdown Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    The Burj Dubai towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    A faulty elevator was behind the shutdown of the observation deck on the world's tallest tower that effectively closed the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa to the public, witnesses and a Dubai rescue official said Tuesday.

  • Abu Dhabi Tightens Its Grip as It Offers Help to Dubai Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 11:12 AM ET
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    By providing a $10 billion lifeline to Dubai on Monday, oil-rich Abu Dhabi has granted its debt-stricken neighbor a critical short-term reprieve from its creditors. But in doing so, it also appears determined to tighten the reins that Dubai has long resisted. The New York Times reports.

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    Investors are watching to see if Abu Dhabi will use its wealth to bail out Dubai, the deeply indebted emirate that shook world markets when it said last week that its chief investment arm, Dubai World, would not be able to pay its debts on time. The New York Times reports.

  • Place Your Nobel Prize in the Tray for X-Ray Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET
    The Hotel Steigenberger 'Bellvedere' in Davos, Switzerland,

    It's not just what's heard, it's what's seen at the security check lines at Davos.

  • UAE Will Only Boost Output Within OPEC Deal Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:11 AM ET

    The United Arab Emirates would only increase oil production as part of a decision agreed by all of OPEC, Oil Minister Mohammed al-Hamli said on Wednesday, dashing faint hopes it might follow recent Saudi boosts.

  • Erin Burnett in Search of Global Market Movers Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    Erin Burnett has been travelling the globe in search of the market movers of tomorrow.  So far she has been to Dubai, will be in Mumbai, India tomorrow and goes to London next week.  Here are some stats on the economies she has visited.

  • Airbus, Boeing Win $80 Billion Orders at Air Show Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 8:43 AM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    Airbus and Boeing ensured 2007 smashes all records for plane sales as deals announced at the Dubai air show neared $80 billion on Monday, powered by demand from Gulf Arab states.

  • Airbus, Boeing Win $80 Billion Orders at Air Show Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 8:26 AM ET

    Airbus and Boeing ensured 2007 smashes all records for plane sales as deals announced at the Dubai air show neared $80 billion on Monday, powered by demand from Gulf Arab states.

  • London's Big Bus Sells Stake to Gulf Arab Family Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 5:29 AM ET

    Owners of London-based The Big Bus, which runs hop-on hop-off tourist buses in the British capital, Baltimore and Dubai, sold a 30% stake to a Gulf Arab family, Abu Dhabi's Al Fahim Group said on Tuesday.