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  • Saudi Oil Minister to CNBC: We Will Protect Supply Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    Suez Canal

    Saudi Arabia will not allow any supply disruptions from the Middle East to impact global supplies of oil, the oil-rich country's deputy oil minister told CNBC Tuesday.

  • History Suggests Higher Oil = Risk Off: Analyst Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:11 AM ET

    "Higher oil is by definition going to be a drag on spending and the economy and the uncertainty the middle-east crisis is creating is bad news for sentiment," Simon Derrick, head of currency research at BNY Mellon, said.

  • Has the Euro Dodged a Bullet, or Is It Buying Time? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Euro coins in hand

    Tracking the ups and downs of the euro debate is a little wearying. Policy decisions are postponed, inflation hawks suddenly turn dovish, Germany sends conflicting signals on helping (or not helping) weaker neighbors…you get the picture.

  • 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.

  • Japanese Companies Struggle to Do Overseas Deals Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 8:10 PM ET

    The mantra on the lips of many Japanese chief executives these days is “overseas expansion”. With a shrinking domestic market due to a rapidly deteriorating demographic profile, they are keen to find new opportunities abroad. The FT reports.

  • Japanese Shipyards Demand Action on Cheap Won Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Japanese Yen

    Two Japanese shipbuilders have called for urgent government action to tackle what they say is the unfair advantage enjoyed by South Korean rivals from an artificially cheap currency. The FT reports.

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

  • Egyptian Unrest Could Cause Oil to Rise: IEA's Tanaka Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    In light of the political turmoil in Egypt and the possible threat to Suez Canal shipping, rising oil prices and a tightening oil market are concerns of the International Energy Agency (IEA), its executive director, Nobuo Tanaka, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    Like a warning curl of smoke, inflation talk is working its way through financial markets.

  • A youth with an Egyptian flag painted on his face stands in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

    With the Middle East in the background, financial markets are turning their attention to Friday's jobs report and other U.S. economic data slated for this week.

  • 10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Money Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 5:20 PM ET

    We use money every day, unfurling folded bills and digging for change. But beyond the occasional glance at a new quarter, how much do you really know about money?

  • Protestors hold an anti-President Hosni Mubarek sign in Tahrir Square during afternoon anti-government protests in central Cairo, Egypt.

    Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.

  • Protestors stand with a soldier as he waves an Egyptian flag on an army tank in Tahrir Square on January 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    The U.S. dollar is finding a firmer footing in a flight-to-safety play and may do so as long as Egypt remains in turmoil. The path after that, however, is less clear.

  • Euro Crisis Would Hit China, Then America: Author Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 3:44 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Problems in Europe could end up dragging growth in China, hit commodity prices and derail the nascent American recovery, according to Satyajit Das, the author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives".

  • Youth Employment Should Be a High Priority Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
    Job Search

    Youth unemployment represents one of the most significant barriers to economic and social development throughout the world, John Studzinski is Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Advisory at Blackstone says in this guest blog for CNBC.

  • Why Are Youth Unemployment Rates Higher? Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:27 AM ET
    Unemployment Line

    At the global level, the youth unemployment rate in 2009 was 2.7 times higher than the adult unemployment rate. In four of nine regions the ratio went beyond 3. Why are youth unemployment rates so much higher than adult rates?

  • Fighting Youth Unemployment With Mobile Phones Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:25 AM ET

    As young people who've suffered directly from long-term unemployment, we're sure of one thing: youth joblessness is a massive challenge—but one that can be overcome through innovation.

  • Sunspots Predict 'Major Crisis' After 2013: Chartist Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 4:27 AM ET

    Sunspots are moving in direct correlation with activity in the markets and they are predicting a crisis in about three years, technical analyst Charles Nenner told CNBC Monday.

  • Why Spain Is NOT Like Greece, Ireland, Portugal Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 5:33 AM ET

    Fortunately, the important news from Spain is good and the recent market punishment, which has seen sovereign spreads to Germany rise substantially, is unwarranted.

  • Nissan to Shift Output to Dollar Economies Sunday, 21 Nov 2010 | 8:02 PM ET
    The Nissan Leaf

    Nissan is planning to shift the balance of its production and support functions towards dollar-linked economies, including the U.S. and China, to protect itself against currency volatility, the Japanese carmaker’s chief executive has said. The FT reports.