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  • Some ATMs Work, Market on Standby: Egypt FinMin Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 5:41 AM ET
    Thousands of Egyptians gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

    Some pensioners are able to withdraw money from ATMs in Egypt, but the stock exchange will remain closed until "calm is restored to the street," newly-appointed Egypt Finance Minister Samir Radwan told CNBC Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Obama Tells Mubarak: Transition 'Must Begin Now' Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 11:12 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama told Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday an orderly transition of power in Egypt "must begin now" in remarks critical of the Egyptian leader's plan to stay in office six more months.

  • Bernanke and Ethanol Sink Egypt Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 3:46 PM ET
    Thousands of demonstrators gather near a huge banner reading 'leave' in Arabic at Cairo's Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters flooded Cairo for the biggest outpouring of anger yet in their relentless drive to oust President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

    Decades of autocratic government and a lack of free elections are, of course, the main drivers of the political upheaval in Egypt. But did the sinking dollar and skyrocketing food prices trigger the massive unrest now occurring in Egypt — or the greater Arab world for that matter?

  • Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    If President Hosni Mubarak says in a speech tonight that he will step down at the next election, as Al Arabiya TV is reporting, I doubt it will do much to satisfy the protesters. If anything, it will likely embolden them.

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    In his new book, "THE NEXT DECADE: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going," Friedman predicts that, above all, America's power will be tested, and while the author says it will endure, it will require what he calls, "extraordinary skill of the decade’s Presidents to navigate turbulent waters and balance relationships."

  • Egypt Youth Unemployment Was 'Time Bomb': IMF Head Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 3:47 AM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Youth unemployment in Egypt and Tunisia was a ticking "time bomb", IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told CNBC Tuesday, adding that he had warned of such a situation developing back in the summer.

  • 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.

  • How Multinationals in Egypt Are Coping With Crisis Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 7:12 PM 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.

    Companies with operations in Egypt are doing their best to maintain business as usual, with varying results.

  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • Morici: Stagflation Just as Worrisome as Egypt Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Events in Egypt are not the only risk to the economic recovery—confidence about sovereign debt and slowing growth in Japan and Europe already pose real risks. And stagflation is peeping over the horizon.

  • Suez Canal Concerns are Overblown: Shipping Analyst Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 1:39 PM ET
    A Qatari gas tanker as its passes through the Suez Canal.

    Concerns about supply disruptions in the Suez Canal is an 'overreaction,' Natasha Boyden, senior managing director and shipping analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC on Monday.

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    Fear has taken a grip over the markets as images of rioting in Egypt dominate television screens and headlines.

  • "DRJ" explains what this heavy options activity says about the emerging markets.

  • Suez Canal: Turmoil Could Boost Shipping Industry Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    If political unrest in Egypt causes the Suez Canal to be closed, it could have positive consequences for shippers and US oil refiners, Morten Arntzen, president and CEO of Overseas Shipholding Group, told CNBC Monday.

  • Egypt: A Real Reason for Investors to Shed Risk? Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    People carry the coffin of Egyptian demonstrator Mustafa Samer, during his funeral in Cairo on January 29, 2011.

    The "Fast Money" traders caution against selling stocks on Egyptian unrest and flag two signs that could spark a sell-off.

  • On the Scene in Cairo: No Business, Just Tension Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 10:52 AM ET

    As the seventh day of protests continue in Egypt, business is at a standstill, tourists and foreign students are abandoning the country and Cairo is at the mercy of vigilantes, CNBC reports.

  • Greenberg: Why Investors Should Skip the Middle East Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 10:51 AM ET

    There are a handful of ETFs with exposure to Egypt and Mideast, but their trading volume is ridiculously thin with little in the way of assets under management.  And in the world of investing, thin equals dangerous because stocks can rise and fall in big swings on little volume.

  • Busch: Egypt's Risk for Bernanke and Fed Policy Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    From riots to tighter monetary policy, food inflation will continue to drive global instability. Watch to see if foreign politicians and central bank governors begin to ramp up their criticism of the US Federal Reserve monetary policy that is perceived as a cause of the global inflation.

  • Egyptian Stocks Face Another 10% Plunge Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    The Egyptian stock market will likely tumble another 10 percent before investors put some cash in and try to stage a rally, after which the benchmark index could regain a third of its losses, according to historical trends, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.