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  • Commodities Next Week     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil, gold, silver and copper are likely headed Monday.

  • Misery Index Points to Trouble, Just Not For Obama Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    The 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter

    The Misery Index is a simple calculation that became a political hot potato in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By adding the unemployment rate and inflation together, the index gave policy makers a tool by which to measure economic misery.  As President Barack Obama prepares for his re-election run, the index stands at just 11 percent, some 10 percent lower than Carter faced 31 years ago.

  • Egyptians Now Protest Against Mubarak Surrogates Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.

  • As Oil Spikes, Exxon Sees Growth in Natural Gas Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:26 PM ET
    Rex Tillerson

    As crude oil hit new a new multi-year high on Thursday, closing above $110 a barrel, Exxon Mobil Chairman Rex Tillerson told CNBC natural has is the fastest-growing conventional fuel and that demand will 60 percent by 2030.

  • NYSE Trader

    Corporate hedging, the science of locking in predetermined prices to insure against future, has been around since at least the 1980s. But a combination of global diversification over the last decade and a rash of geopolitical events from Japan to Libya are causing many companies to reemphasize the importance of their hedging, say traders and corporate executives.

  • Policy Makers Open Pandora's Box: Economist Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:05 AM ET

    The West's attempts to kick-start growth have opened up a 'Pandora's Box' of economic distortions that have taken the emerging world to the outer reaches of economic experimentation, according to HSBC chief economist Stephen King.

  • Greece World's Riskiest Sovereign - Again Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:00 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Greece has remained the world’s riskiest sovereign debt for the second quarter running in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by independent credit market data provider CMA.

  • What's Next for 'Business Friendly Bahrain'? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Young Indian Muslims pose with placards during a protest rally against the ongoing political turmoil in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen.

    Bahrainis and expats living in the Kingdom of Bahrain have been living history over the past month as the events in Tunisia and Egypt inspired the mostly Shia majority in Bahrain to take the streets demanding political, economic and social reform.

  • World Bank Chief: Citizens Need Voice in Arab World Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    BENGHAZI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 25: Libyans protest demanding the removal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following Friday prayers on February 25, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Benghazi residents mourned more victims of the violence as fighting continued around the capitol Tripoli.

    Middle East governments moving away from dictatorship must deliver quick wins through job creation to meet immediate hopes of street protesters but longer-term reforms need to ensure a more inclusive society, the head of the World Bank said on Wednesday.

  • Qatar's Foreign Policy     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Sharing his thoughts on the situation in Libya and the work his country is doing in infrastructure,with Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar prime minister and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Behind Qatar's Growth     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:10 PM ET

    Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, prime minister & minister of foreign affairs, state of Qatar, discusses some of his country's economic success stories with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad

    Qatar hosts its first Business & Investment Forum in New York. The country is planning to invest over $35 billion outside of Qatar this year. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar sat down with Maria Bartiromo in a CNBC Exclusive.

  • Saudi Arabia Keeps Wary Eye on Domestic Inflation Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    Saudi youth wave their national flag as they celebrate the return of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabian policymakers will keep a careful eye on inflation in the coming months, following two massive infusions of stimulus money that they hope will support the Arab world's largest economy without driving domestic prices much higher.

  • Qatar PM's Investment in the U.S.     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:19 PM ET

    A look at what one big money player in the commercial real estate industry is buying, with Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister, and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Energy Fuels Qatar's Incredible Growth and Wealth Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:16 PM ET
    Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    While the rest of the world wallows in economic turmoil and crippling deficits, the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar can’t spend money fast enough — literally.

  • What Every Investor Should Know About Qatar Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:16 PM ET
    The Palm Tower, Al Bidda Tower, and The Burj Qatar in Doha, Qatar.

    Finding Qatar on a map may be as difficult as learning how to pronounce the country's name.  But analysts say that shouldn't stop investors from targeting the small desert nation—as long as they understand the business culture .

  • An Economic Tour of Qatar Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    Qatar, an emirate that is slightly smaller in land size than Connecticut, has leapt onto the global economic scene with its vast natural resources, wealth, and relative stability. Ruled by Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani since 1996, it's one of the fastest growing economies in the world, growing by 19.4% in 2010 alone. Executives from several of Qatar’s major corporations as well as government leaders will convene at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City April 6-7, 2011, for the Business & Invest

    So, what should you know about Qatar, and what are some of its key economic characteristics? Click for an economic tour.

  • Today's Market Outlook     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, discusses what happened in overnight trading as well as what he wishes would happen with the Fed. And the House tries to ban the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, with Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) Energy & Commerce Committee.

  • 4 Reasons to Short Oil: Economist Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:26 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Oil prices have recovered from a short sharp sell-off late last month to hit fresh highs but could be about to sell off again, according to Julian Jessop, the chief international economist at Capital Economics.

  • Libyan Rebels Set for First Oil Exports Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 PM ET
    A rebel militiaman stands guard at a Libyan oil refinery in rebel-held territory on February 27, 2011 in Al Brega, Libya. The opposition leadership has stressed that oil faciities in areas under its control are safe, despite the conflict roiling the country.

    Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.