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Business Middle East


  • Cramer’s ‘Drill, Obama, Drill’ Plays Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    Plus, get his top stocks for playing the Middle East markets.

  • The Middle East's Most Competitive Countries Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 8:09 AM ET
    As one of the the most difficult economic climates in generations continues, Western countries still dominate the top 10 slots in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, led by Switzerland and the United States. But in the Middle East, 13 countries continue their upward trend of recent years, with a number of countries measurably improving their competitiveness. In this respect, significant differences between countries persist. In many energy exporting countries, abundant oil

    While America took a big hit during the financial crisis, many Middle Eastern economies grew. Click to see where these countries rank globally and regionally.

  • Making Big Money in the Middle East Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 5:31 PM ET

    The Middle East is home to more young people, more oil and more big money pools than anywhere else on earth. Nearly a trillion dollars is being spent on new roads, cellphone users are surging 24% a year, and only 10% of people have bank accounts. That means there's money to be made.

  • Dubai Holding May Restructure $20 Billion in Debt Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    Dubai Holding, a conglomerate owned by the emirate’s ruler, is looking at options that could include restructuring $20bn in debt, possibly dealing another blow to investors, the Financial Times reports.

  • OPEC to Urge Members to Stick to Quotas Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 9:28 AM ET
    Oil Barrels

    As oil ministers prepare to meet in Vienna Wednesday, there is little doubt that OPEC will keep production targets on hold.

  • F1 Highlights the Real Gulf Competition Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
    Bahrain skyline

    Four former world champions line up on the starting grid to start one of the most exciting and intriguing Formula One seasons for years. Personally, my head is supporting Button or Hamilton, but (as the years tick by) my heart is rooting for the old guy, Schumacher.

  • Google, China to Solve Dispute Soon: Google CEO Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    Google and China will resolve their differences over censorship and an alleged attack on Google's service "soon", Eric Schmidt, the Chief Executive of Google, told reporters in Abu Dhabi where he takes part in the emirate's first ever Media Summit.

  • Probe Roils Empire of Israel's Richest Woman Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 6:54 AM ET

    The business empire of Israel's richest woman has been rattled by a police investigation into her investment group's director

  • Lenders Fret as Dubai's Real-Estate Situation Worsens Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 6:22 AM ET
    The Burj Dubai towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    To analyze the current turmoil in markets and with sovereign debt it may be best to turn to the famed entrepreneur and guru Willy Wonka (the Gene Wilder 1971 version).

  • Faulty Elevator Blamed for Dubai Tower Shutdown Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    The Burj Dubai towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    A faulty elevator was behind the shutdown of the observation deck on the world's tallest tower that effectively closed the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa to the public, witnesses and a Dubai rescue official said Tuesday.

  • World's Tallest Tower Lookout Suddenly Shut Down Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 4:40 AM ET

    The Burj Khalifa's owner says the observation deck of the world's tallest tower has been unexpectedly shut down little more than a month after it opened.

  • Dubai: Major Oil Field Discovery Will Relieve Debt Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:32 PM ET
    off shore oil rig

    Dubai's government, under pressure to repay billions of dollars in debt, said Thursday it has discovered a new offshore oil field - the first such find by the city-state in decades.

  • Busch: Brown Victory=Obama Change Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:25 AM ET
    Scott Brown

    The victory in Massachusetts for Republican Scott Brown over Democrat Martha Coakley is seen by political strategists as a repudiation of the current health care legislation and the policies of the Obama administration.

  • Israeli Chefs Take Hummus World Record Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 9:28 AM ET

    Israel has taken the upper hand in the battle to have the world largest vat of hummus.

  • Foreign Workers' Tough Choice: Leaving Dubai Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Billboard advertisement for RAK Bank in Dubai.

    Even before Dubai's financial crisis, the sheikdom's growing economic woes had begun rippling out across the Arab world, forcing foreign workers back to their home countries.

  • Did Dubai's Skyscraper Predict Its Debt Crisis? Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | 9:19 PM ET
    The Burj Dubai the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    The world's tallest building is being opened in Dubai Monday, and as the globe watches the official unveiling of the skyscraper that will dwarf Canada's CN Tower, Taiwan's Taipei 101 and Malaysia's Petronas twin towers, many investors will think of the Skyscraper Index.

  • The Next Investment Frontier: Risks & Rewards Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 10:27 AM ET

    Many investors are familiar with the emerging markets story, especially with the MSCI Emerging Index's 70% or so gain so far this year.

  • Dubai Says It's Committed to Tiger Woods Golf Resort Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    A unit of Dubai Properties Group, owned by the ruler of Dubai's holding firm, said on Thursday it was committed to completing its Tiger Woods golf course project.

  • Abu Dhabi Tightens Its Grip as It Offers Help to Dubai Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 11:12 AM ET

    By providing a $10 billion lifeline to Dubai on Monday, oil-rich Abu Dhabi has granted its debt-stricken neighbor a critical short-term reprieve from its creditors. But in doing so, it also appears determined to tighten the reins that Dubai has long resisted. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Hit 14-Month High; Dow Tops 10,500 Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 5:47 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed at a 14-month high Monday as news of an energy deal and a lifeline for Dubai helped buoy the market — and investors' appetite for risk.