Business Libya

  • CNBC Senior Energy Correspondent Sharon Epperson shared her notes from the NYMEX Tuesday on an interesting divergence between Brent crude and WTI, ahead of OPEC's Wednesday meeting.

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

    Société Générale structured a $1 billion bet on its own shares for Libya's sovereign wealth fund after the Jérôme Kerviel fraud, the Financial Times reports.

  • Goldman Sachs and Libya

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the bank's handling of an investment by Libya's sovereign wealth fund.

  • The “Mad Money” host said it was some of the “worst” investing he’s ever seen.

  • Stop Trading! Cramer Sounds Off on Goldman & Germany

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says he had no idea Goldman Sachs was involved with Libya; and Germany could crimp its own growth by going with alternative energy.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs did not really negotiate with Libya’s sovereign investment fund to sell it an equity stake in the firm, according to a person familiar with the transactions.

  • The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Inside of Goldman Sachs there is one unexpected reaction to the news Tuesday morning about the firm’s dealings with Libya: relief.

  • The Tiffany & Co. store in New York City.

    President Obama meets his peers, Tiffany reports earnings after the earthquake and Google jumps into the mobile payment game. Here's what we're watching...

  • The anti-corruption group Global Witness says it has obtained a document that details for the first time the involvement of Western banks—including some in the U.S.—in financing the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddhafi.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where gold, oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

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    Osama bin Laden did not put any of his billions of dollars in assets into Swiss banks, Patrick Odier, the Swiss Bankers Association chairman, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    If raising the margin requirement—or downpayment—on silver contracts helped cool speculation in the metal this week, could it do the same thing for runaway oil prices?

  • Oil Barrels

    Oil prices are heading back towards the $80 - $100 a barrel sweet spot which will boost oil stocks and take pressure off the global economy, according to Jens Zimmermann, a senior equity analyst at ABN AMRO Private Banking in Zurich.

  • Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    Osama Bin Laden is dead, manufacturing is improving, earnings results have been great…all is well with the world. Right?

  • Moammer Gaddafi speaking

    Muammar Gaddafi's forces used tanks to shell the besieged western town of Misrata on Monday, as rumors fueled fears that the Libyan leader was preparing to use chemical weapons.

  • Moammer Gaddafi speaking

    A NATO missile strike killed Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son and three grandchildren on Saturday but the Libyan leader survived, a government spokesman said.

  • Muammer Gaddafi

    NATO powers rejected Moammar Gadhafi's call for a cease-fire and negotiations on Saturday, saying they need "actions not words," and aid ships were prevented from docking in a besieged coastal city while the alliance swept the port for mines.

  • And here's how market pros recommend cashing in on the rising inflation trade.

  • Oil: Inventories and the Total Cost

    Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.