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  • Circuit Breakers in Place for Big Egypt Losses Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 5:19 AM ET

    The Egyptian stock exchange is prepared for big intraday moves with circuit breakers, but a period of sustained losses is anticipated, according to the market's new chairman, Mohamed Abdelsalam.

  • Divided Libya Looks 'Increasingly Likely' Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 4:17 AM ET
    A Libyan jet bomber crashes after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.

    As anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for the third night in a row and US airstrikes yet to slow, one analyst told CNBC that there is a very real chance of Libya being divided between the Gaddafi-controlled West and rebel-controlled East.

  • Forget Geopolitics, Watch the ISM: Strategist Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

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  • Fears of Another Downturn Overplayed: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 AM ET
    Anti-Gaddafi rebel runs away as smoke rises following an air strike by Libyan warplanes.

    Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.

  • Q1 Slowdown: Caveat Emptor Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 7:09 PM ET

    Caveat emptor: The first-quarter economy is slowing and inflation is rising. A month ago, economists were optimistic about the potential for 4 percent growth. Now they are marking down their estimates toward 2.5 percent. Behind this, consumer expectations are falling while inflation fears are going up.

  • Euro Rising on Inattention, Analyst Says Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:36 PM ET
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    Investors are so focused on the troubles in Japan and Libya that the euro is just strengthening on the sidelines, this analyst says. But for how long?

  • JetBlue Flight Plan for $100 Oil  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    A look at the airline's strategy for the rise in oil, with Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways chief executive officer.

  • Egypt Stock Exchange To Re-Open as Chairman Resigns Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    Egyptian anti-government protesters wave a Tunisian flag along with national banners during continuing demonstrations in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square.

    Egypt's stock exchange will re-open Wednesday after being closed for more than seven weeks, a spokesman for the exchange said on Monday after the country's new Prime Minister accepted the resignation of the exchange's chairman.

  • Will Saudi Arabia's Stimulus Calm Sectarian Tensions? Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:01 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 Arabia's plan to shell out some $90 billion as part of a state-backed economic aid package continued to buoy regional markets Monday, but it is too early to tell how much the spending package will do to assuage sectarian tensions in the country, market analysts told CNBC.

  • How to Use Currencies to Trade Commodities Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 10:22 AM ET

    The past week saw plenty of action in the currency markets, but commodities went on a ride as well. From "Money In Motion", tips on using currencies to trade commodities.

  • Changing Global Outlook  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at how economists are changing their forecasts in response to recent events.

  • History Shows Libya Unrest Could Help Dollar Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Having analyzed the impact on the dollar of numerous wars and military interventions in the Middle East since 1973, Bank of New York Mellon is telling investors that the greenback should hold up well as the international community imposes a no-fly zone over Libya.

  • The World's Longest-Ruling Dictators Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 6:38 PM ET
    With civil unrest spreading from the Middle East to other countries around the world with the help of social networking, it seems that no authoritarian ruler is safe. With this in mind, the question is who's next? The sudden disintegration of the multi-decade rule of leaders like Hosni Mubarak suggests that other long-standing dictators could go.Although Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and North Korea's Kim Jong Il draw the world's attention, the list of rulers considered to be dictators is a long one.A

    So, which dictators have been in power the longest and how have their economies fared under their rule? Find out!

  • Obama to Gaddafi: Stop Now or Face Military Action Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 3:17 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama demanded Friday that Moammar Gaddafi halt all military attacks against civilians and said that if the Libyan leader did not stand down the United States would join in military action against him.

  • Are Media Stocks a Safe Haven? Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
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    Despite the upheaval roiling the markets, Wall Street analysts continue to issue upbeat reports about media companies, and even the negative reports don't mention the headlines — they simply don't have the exposure to Japan and the rest of the market instability as many other sectors.

  • Libyans at the rebel-held eastern town of Brega celebrate after rumor spread that their fighters took over the town of Ras Lanuf from pro-Kadhafi forces during battles.

    The Libyan government announced an immediate cease fire on Friday morning—just hours after the U.N. authorized the use of force against the Qaddafi regime to protect civilians.

  • Cramer: Temper Your Enthusiasm Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 7:47 PM ET

    Don't get too caught up in this rally, the "Mad Money" host said.

  • Libya and Bahrain in Pictures Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 2:59 PM ET
    A Libyan rebel fighter flashs the victory sign as he carries rocket propelled grenades at a check point near the key city of Ajdabiya on March 23, 2011 as government forces have encircled the town.

    It is often said that a picture speaks a thousand words, but these images arguably speak volumes about the violence and political turmoil in Libya and Bahrain.

  • 'Business-Friendly Bahrain' Disappears; Ex-Pats Exit Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 8:38 AM ET
    Passengers line up for flights out of Bahrain at the country's airport March 17.

    "A sense of calm with an undercurrent of mild panic," is how one Bahraini described the scene at Bahrain International Airport Thursday morning,after the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) cleared the country's Pearl Roundabout area of anti-government protestors, killing at least three people.

  • Will China's Regime be the Next to Collapse? Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 11:39 PM ET
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged to tackle public concerns such as inflation, runaway growth, and corruption in an apparent bid to defuse a call for weekly rallies in 13 Chinese cities as similar issues touched off political convulsions in the Middle East and North Africa.

    As unrest spreads throughout the Middle East, western observers like Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations argue China’s government might collapse. The reasoning? Unhappiness over economic disparity. They also believe the demand for materialism is being replaced by desire for political plurality.