Middle East


  • Egypt's Army Urges Unity     Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Egypt's army calling for national solidarity and urging workers to play their role in reviving the economy, with CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Egyptian Labor Unrest Grows After Uprising Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 11:05 AM ET
    Egyptians pose for photos atop by an Egyptian army tank in Cairo, Egypt. Two days after the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian army is asserting its control and has dissolved the parliament and is suspending the constitution, meeting two key demands of pro-democracy protesters.

    Egypt's military rulers called for an end to strikes and protests Monday as thousands of state employees, from ambulance drivers to police and transport workers, demonstrated to demand better pay in a growing wave of labor unrest unleashed by the democracy uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak's regime.

  • A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 10:53 AM ET
    Man carrying Facebook sign, reading "Thank you youth of Egypt" and "We are holding our ground.  We are not going to leave" at bottom.

    A two-year collaboration of dissidents gave birth to a new force — a pan-Arab youth movement dedicated to spreading democracy in a region without it, the New York Times reports.

  • Markets Breathe a Sigh of Relief     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Perspective on Egypt's celebration and the market's rally, with Helima Croft, Barclay's; Evan Newmark, Mean Street/The Wall Street Journal; Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors; Jack Bouroudjian, IndexFuturesGroup.com and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Commodities Next Week     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including the response on the floor when Mubarak resigned, and looks ahead to where oil, gold and other commodities are likely headed next week.

  • Markets React to Egypt     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    Market experts weigh in on the headlines from Egypt and how they are likely to affect the market, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Howard Ward, Gamco Growth Fund.

  • Egypt's Mubarak Steps Down, Hands Power to Military Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 3:29 PM ET
    Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate at Cairo's Tahrir Square after president Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

    A furious wave of protest finally swept Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond.

  • The resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Friday came after a tense standoff with the nation's top military officials incensed by his refusal to step down as expected Thursday evening, sources told NBC News.

  • Markets Hit highs After Mubarak Steps Down Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks hit session highs and the dollar fell off its highs after Egypt’s Vice-President announced that President Mubarak “waives right to Presidency” and is stepping down. Markets in the U.S. and Europe broadly turned positive, after being mixed to negative for most of the day.

  • Maria's Market Message     Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses the day's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow's Closing Bell.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 10 Feb 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 and other commodities are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Markets Have Muted Reaction to Mubarak Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    A combo of pictures shows Egyptian demonstrators tearing a huge portrait of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest against his rule in the northern port city of Alexandria on January 27, 2011.

    Markets had a muted reaction to reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would step down, as the future path for Egypt is still uncertain.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Brent vs. U.S. Oil Prices     Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    With global oil prices diverging wildly, CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks about how traders can profit from the growing disparity between Brent crude futures and U.S. oil prices with Joe Raia, CME managing director for energy and metals products.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke appears before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, in what promises to be one of the two most widely watched events of the trading day.

  • Egypt Ex-Trade Minister Speaks Out Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    Rachid called it “paralysis in the country” for the short-term. Rachid expects the crisis to have “impact on growth numbers, production. And the faster we can go back to normality, the faster we can recover from that situation,” said Rachid. For the long-term, Rachid believes “this is going to be quite challenging.”

  • Rising interest rates and commodities prices could easily turn from tail winds to head winds for stocks.

  • 'Youth of Tahrir Square Won': Egyptian CEO Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 5:01 PM ET

    With Egyptian banks and jobs sites expected to open again on Sunday, Nassef Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Construction, told CNBC Friday, that the result of the riots is a "victory" for Egyptians and especially, the country's youth.

  • Diamonds Are A Dictators Best Friend? Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    With all the talk of 'regime elements' and wealthy businessmen fleeing Egypt, I've been thinking about gold and diamonds a lot lately.

  • Are Egypt Exposures Oversold? Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 11:05 AM ET
    Protestors chant as they ride on an army tank transporter in Tahrir Square on January 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Egypt in Cairo, Suez, and Alexandria to call for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Riot police and the Army have been sent into the streets to quell the protests, which so far have claimed 32 lives and left more than a thousand injured.

    Do you have the nerve for a major contrarian play in the equity markets: How about buying stocks with exposure to Egyptian instability when everyone else is scrambling for the exits?

  • White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 11:43 PM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, turning over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman. The NYT reports.