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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.
Following the huge losses on the Nikkei, with more than $700 billion dollars wiped off the Japanese market in just two sessions, one economist is predicting the tragic events in Japan will be an "excuse" 'to move to quantitative easing in all major markets.
Discussing the rise in oil and gas prices and why now is the time to take action, with Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore Drilling president/CEO and Larry Nichols, Devon Energy executive chairman.
Despite Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami's impact on global markets, the escalating violence in the Middle East still poses the biggest threat for investors, according to Shawn Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, a privately-owned investment bank.
General confusion reigns and businesses prepare for another day off as Gulf Cooperation Council forces deploy in Bahrain.
Pressure is building for the US to take action in Libya.
Discussing investors' questioning the markets as stocks sell off, with Frank Gannon, The Royce Funds and Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners.
A check on how the energy markets are reacting to the protests in Bahrain and the devastation in Japan, with John Kilduff, Again Capital.
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.
The leader of Libya’s rebellion has warned countries that have failed to support the uprising against Muammer Gaddafi that they would be denied access to Libya’s vast oil riches if the regime is deposed, the Financial Times reports.
Traders went home Friday thinking about Japan's tragic earthquake and tsunami, more possible unrest in the Middle East, and Europe's sovereign debt problems.
Cramer weighs in on whether the earthquake in Japan has an impact on the future of natural gas.
Here’s the complete transcript of Maria Bartiromo’s exclusive interview with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud.
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.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that traders were focused on the Middle East and China until the earthquake hit Japan. Expectations are that demand will be hit and, as a result, crude settled down today. And because the nuclear plants in Japan were shut down, natural gas received a boost.
Discussing what's behind today's market resilience on the heels of a bad economic report from China and a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities president/trader.
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.
Fear in the markets is palpable. Reports of unrest in Saudi Arabia, and the devastation caused by Japan's massive earthquake having many thinking the global economic recovery could be at risk.