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  • El-Erian’s New Job: Egyptian Prime Minister? Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 8:53 AM ET
    Egypt begins its first round of presidential elections.

    Egypt’s next leader could be the well-known U.S.-based investor and market commentator, according to reports - although he denies any approach was made.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at the factors behind oil's recent rally and how the surge will impact prices at the pump.

  • Most Profitable Route for Emirates Airline? Greece Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 6:23 PM ET

    An escalation in the euro zone debt crisis, and particularly economic conditions in Greece, would have major consequences for revenues and profitability, Emirates Airline President Tim Clark told CNBC’s “Access: Middle East.”

  • Iranian military personnel place a national flag on a submarine during the 'Velayat-90' navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 3, 2012, the End day of ten-day war games. Iran's military warned one of the US navy's biggest aircraft carriers to keep away from the Gulf, in an escalating showdown over Tehran's nuclear drive that could pitch into armed confrontation

    Iran has announced plans to start building its first nuclear submarine—a piece of advanced military technology that only the most powerful nations on earth are even able to construct—and which runs on uranium enriched to such a level that it can double as the fuel source for a nuclear bomb.

  • Commodity Falls Spark Investor Rethink Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:40 AM ET
    Fracking

    Prices of commodities from oil to copper have fallen sharply. Money is flowing out of the sector and some investors are questioning the so-called commodities ‘supercycle’ – the mantra that prices will rise and rise, underpinned by Chinese growth, the Financial Times reports.

  • Scramble for Power in Fragile Egypt, Rally Planned Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    As protestors prepare to rally in Tahrir Square once again on Tuesday, the renewed anxiety about Egypt’s fragile political process serves a potent reminder that despite the election of a new President, the country’s power structure has yet to be fully defined.

  • Is the US Dictating Pipeline Policy to Pakistan? Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Washington is sending contradictory signals about two proposed natural gas pipelines that could begin to alleviate Pakistan's chronic energy shortages.

  • While tensions between Britain and Argentina have been rising as a natural response to the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War, oil is the primary driver of a renewed Falkland dispute that will determine the fate of tens of billions of dollars in black gold.

  • Jim Rogers Explains Why He's Still Bullish on Oil Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    "If oil does go to $40, that means it'll just be setting up an even more bullish scenario for the duration of the bull market," the famous investor says.

  • Luxury Hotel Brand Bets on China Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 5:49 AM ET

    With one luxury hotel already up and running in Shanghai and five more properties under development there, Jumeirah Group’s Executive Chairman says he’s really excited about China.

  • Finding Success on the Oil Frontier Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 1:54 AM ET
    View of Iran's oil industry installations in Mahshahr, Khuzestan province, southern Iran.

    No commercially exploitable oil had been discovered in Kenya until Tullow Oil began drilling this year in the blazing savanna of the Rift Valley, about 250 miles northwest of Nairobi, the New York Times reports.

  • Venerable Ocean Liner to Become Dubai Hotel Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 3:09 PM ET
    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

    The vessel will open as the centrepiece of an entertainment village, including a maritime museum, in Port Rashid, where it has been berthed since it was retired from service in 2008.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Keeping an Eye on Iran  Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson on oil price action in the day ahead, with an outlook on EU sanctions against Iran and tomorrow's meeting with Western countries about its nuclear program.

  • Big Users Bet on More Oil Price Falls Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:11 PM ET

    Airlines, trucking companies and other big energy consumers are betting on further oil price falls, with many reluctant to lock in at current levels amid fears prices could plunge if the global economy weakens further. The FT reports.

  • "We are going to see battles over the constitution in Egypt over the longer term but in the short term we could also see unrest in terms of how much power, Morsi actually has, and as we know the military have grabbed back a lot of powers," David Hartwell, senior middle east and North Africa analyst at IHS, told CNBC.

  • Egypt Stocks Surge 7.6% After Vote  Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 9:54 AM ET
    Inside the EgyptStock Exchange just before its reopening.

    Trade on Egypt’s stock market was suspended as stocks were surging on Monday but even so the market closed 7.6 percent higher, the first reaction to the announcement of Mohamed Mursi as Egypt’s new President. The surge places the index among the world’s best performers once again.

  • Airbus Shrugs Off Doubts Over A350 Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
    The flight deck of Emirates Airbus A380

    The new chief executive of Airbus says he is ready to “bet” that the European aircraft maker’s planned new A350 widebody passenger jet will not suffer the same three-year delay that Boeing had with its 787 Dreamliner, the Financial Times reports.

  • Beware, Oil Could Tumble Even Further: Pro Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 5:23 AM ET

    Oil fell to its lowest levels in a year and a half on Thursday, the outlook for oil remains weak and sanctions imposed on Iran are likely to make matters worse, Dan Yergin, co-founder and chairman of energy research consultancy Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) told CNBC.

  • Financial Titans Make Push to Hire War Vets Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Veterans Michael Futch (R) and Logan Remillard (L) register for the 'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair November 4, 2011 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

    With a job fair on Wall Street, America’s financial titans are making a major push to find fresh talent among returning war veterans.

  • Oil refinery and petrochemical complex, Mahshahr, Iran,

    In ten days on July 1st a sweeping European Union ban on Iranian imports will go into effect in response to the Islamic Republic’s burgeoning nuclear program. In addition, and just as importantly, EU based insurance firms will no longer be able to insure any ship carrying Iranian oil.