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  • 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.

  • Protests in Egypt Expose Rift Between Rich and Poor Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 7:36 AM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators shout slogans next to burning police vehicles in Cairo on January 28, 2011.

    Some accuse the Mubarak government of deliberately fanning class tensions to create demands for the restoration of its brutal security state. But such resentments have built up here for nearly a decade. The NYT reports.

  • Egypt Protests Negative for Growth: Nouriel Roubini Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    Risks that the troubles in Egypt may spread have increased and the uprisings have a negative effect on growth, as well as contributing to higher prices, economist Nouriel Roubini said.

  • European Shares Set to Fall on Egypt Worries Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to fall on Monday as concerns grew the Egyptian anti-government protests could spark instability elsewhere in the Middle East.

  • 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.

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak throw fire bombs at police in Suez on January 27, 2011.

    Unrest in Egypt has replaced Europe's debt crisis as a flash point for markets, and any unfolding developments there will no doubt affect trading in the week ahead.

  • Stocks End Down More than 1% on Egypt Woes Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
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    Stocks closed near session lows as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling that pushed the S&P 500 down nearly 2 percent and broke an eight-week winning streak for the Dow. Microsoft and Home Depot sank.

  • Food Riots: Is Bernanke Partially to Blame? Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    As we know, massive popular unrest has broken out against autocratic governments in North Africa and the Arab world. Egypt is the biggest story. But to varying degrees, the people have taken to the streets in Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Yemen.

  • Silver Gains Twice as Much as Gold Today Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Today, silver has been a better safe haven trade than gold. There's the same shape to the chart. But at 3 percent, the gain is twice that of gold.

  • Dennis Gartman: Best Oil Trade on Egypt Unrest Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    Currency and commodities trader Dennis Gartman addresses how the Egyptian protests may impact oil, and how to trade it.

  • Halftime: Egypt Unrest Catalyst For Traders Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    Has the unrest in Egypt triggered trading opportunities in energy and other sectors?

  • Scenes From The Middle East Protests Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Beginning with political unrest in Tunisia, riots, protests and uprisings against governments have spread across North Africa and across the Middle East. Unrest in Tunisia was sparked when a young man set himself on fire and the situation quickly got out of control. In the week since, Tunisia's President has fled the country, while similar self-immolation in places like Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania.Egypt is facing unrest on its streets and in its capital, as protests turn  For images from prote

    In the week since, Tunisia's President has fled the country, with similar self-immolation in places like Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania.

  • No Impact From Egypt on Oil Yet, but Traders Wary Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 1:32 PM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators protest in central Cairo amidst tear gas fire by Egyptian police to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.

    Oil, so far, has not reacted to news of anti-government protests in Egypt, but oil traders are keeping a wary eye on the political situation there and in Yemen for signs it could spill into other parts of the region.

  • Frontier Markets Come Of Age Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:38 AM ET
    Skyline from Dhow Harbour in Qatar.

    Political instability  and business corruption make these markets risky, but they have a place in the portfolios of investors looking for explosive growth.

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    The French government suspects that former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family may have fled the country with 1.5 tons of gold, French daily Le Monde reported Monday.

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    In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."

  • Sharm el-Sheikh

    Egypt is on track to meet its tourism growth targets despite a scare following a rare series of shark attacks that affected bookings, the country’s Minister of Tourism, Zoheir Garranah, told CNBC.