CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil dropped to $97 on China concerns and a huge oil inventory build this week. Nat gas took a breath on warmer temperatures. And gold was up while copper was down again.» Read More
U.S. exchange Nasdaq said it was talking to key shareholders in OMX to persuade them to accept a share-only bid for the Nordic exchange operator and that some had agreed, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority said Thursday it has sent more questions to Borse Dubai regarding its share and option purchase in Nordic stock exchange operator OMX last week.
DP World, the world's third-largest container port operator, may this year sell $2 billion of shares in an initial public offering and list the stock in Dubai, Middle East Economic Digest reported.
General Electric has signed three new deals in the Middle East worth a combined $1.8 billion, highlighting the region's importance to the U.S. industrial conglomerate.
The Iraqi government said Wednesday that Turkish artillery and warplanes bombarded areas of northern Iraq and called on Turkey to stop military operations and resort to dialogue.
J Sainsbury, Britain's third-biggest supermarket group, confirmed it had received a preliminary bid approach from Qatari investment group Delta Two.
A deal to free up world trade could be delayed several years if no progress is made by the end of 2007, the United States said on Thursday, as it stepped up criticism of India and Brazil over failed talks.
Alan Johnston, the BBC journalist held hostage in the Gaza Strip since March, was handed over by his Islamist captors to ruling Hamas officials on Wednesday.
The energy market could have a new benchmark oil price when Dubai launches its Middle East sour crude futures contract as an alternative to New York's NYMEX light crude oil futures and London's IPE Brent crude oil.
European planemaker Airbus signed a deal with Qatar Airways for 80 A350XWB aircraft with a total list price of $16 billion. The order replaces a 2005 agreement for 60 planes.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the owner of the Dubai stock exchange, is mulling a rival bid to Nasdaq's agreed $3.7 billion takeover of Nordic markets owner OMX, the Sunday Times reported.
Business in Israel is booming, despite the ongoing conflict with its Arab neighbors and the ever-present threat of terrorism and military conflict.
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U.S. crude oil futures ended lower for the third day in a row after government data showed supplies last week rose within market forecasts.
Devon Energy, an independent oil and gas producer, reported a 7% drop in first-quarter profit due to rising costs and lower natural gas prices.
U.S. crude oil fell 2% on Tuesday on expectations of rising supplies and a rebound in refinery throughput ahead of summer driving season in the United States, the world's biggest market.
Crude oil futures ended lower, sliding late in a choppy session that saw May RBOB gasoline futures up sharply ahead of its contract expiration, reaching an 11-month high at one point, amid refinery snags and supply concerns.
Phil Flynn, a member of Alaron Trading, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the U.S. may face tight gasoline supplies this summer.“(Production numbers) better change soon,” Flynn said Friday. “Otherwise, we’re going to have big problems in this country. I don’t know how we’re going to get gasoline supplies where they need to be by Memorial Day. We need to be at 210 million barrels in just a few weeks. We’re at 194 million.”
Investment in alternative energy is surging and it’s not simply the result of the politically correct investing crowd. Venture capitalists are taking an active interest in the sector.
Angel Mata, managing director of equity trading at Stifel, Nicolaus Capital Markets, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that investors should keep an eye on bank earnings next week.“On Monday and Tuesday, a lot of the banks reporting,” Mata said Friday. “The banks have clearly been one of the most underperforming groups since the beginning of the year. I have a hard time believing that the market can sustain any kind of upward momentum without the banks turning around.”