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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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."
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.
Tuesday's "million" person march in Egypt could keep the heat on oil prices, which have gushed nearly 8 percent in two sessions.
Companies with operations in Egypt are doing their best to maintain business as usual, with varying results.
The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The "Fast Money" traders caution against selling stocks on Egyptian unrest and flag two signs that could spark a sell-off.
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.
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.
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.
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.