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Business Middle East

  • *India, Middle East, Africa to lead high-tech product demand. have more disposable income and a heavy appetite for technology products like cell phones, tablets and laptops, " Ken Rankin, high-tech marketing director at UPS in Atlanta, said in a Friday interview with Reuters.

  • Oil Pump

    On June 30, 2009, oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event.

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    Exxon Mobil and Rosneft are planning to drill in the Kara Sea that holds enough oil to supply the world for five years. But environmentalists fear nuclear radiation.

  • Behind the Bernanke Rally: What Must You Know?

    Conventional wisdom suggests the Fed intends to drive investors into stocks, but there may be more than meets the eye. Larry Kudlow gets details from Brian Kelly, founder of Shelter Harbor Capital.

  • Could Mideast Trump Economy with Voters?

    Attention has been squarely on the economy, but as tensions escalate overseas, Larry Kudlow looks at whether national security could be the issue that decides the election.

  • An aerial view looking south along the Mediterranean coast of the walled old city of Akko in northern Israel.

    Israel is interested in developing natural gas alternatives in the eastern Mediterranean. The problem is that it is in contested waters claimed by not only Israel, but the Palestinian Authority, the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey.

  • Indonesian President: Free Speech Is a Human Right

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, discusses the violence in the Middle East, shares his opinions on free speech, and makes the case for investing in his country. "There is a limitation in exercising a human right," he says.

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    The Saudis have moved to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market has gotten edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cut it profit outlook — all of which drove the price of oil lower for three straight days to its lowest level in over a month.

  • Turmoil in the Middle East

    Security controls have caused the United States to close embassies and consulates in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and others as Middle East turmoil continues. Mark Steyn, author of "After America," provides perspective.

  • What's Next? $90 Oil?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look what fueled Wednesday's dramatic slide in oil futures -- the biggest drop in two months -- and where prices could be headed from here.

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    Saudi Arabia has offered its main customers in the US, Europe and Asia extra oil supplies through the end of the year, a sign the world’s largest exporter is worried about the impact of rising prices on the global economy.  The FT reports.

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    In an interview with OilPrice.com, the president of a private intelligence company discusses whether rebels can defeat Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

  • A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012

    Oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was “liberated."

  • The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Demonstrations and violence in the Middle East are lifting the price of oil, giving this strategist has a trading plan.

  • Commodities Next Week: Iran Sanctions Deadline Sunday

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Middle East Protests Continue

    Jim Maceda, NBC News, reports on the latest rioting in Cairo.

  • Giuliani Calls Obama's Middle East Policy 'Feckless'

    Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Partners chairman & CEO, shares his opinions on the Obama administration's stance on foreign policy and national security.

  • An Egyptian protester grabs a tear gas canister to throw back towards the riot police during clashes near the US embassy in Cairo.

    President Obama and Mitt Romney entered new political terrain on Thursday as their campaign debate moved more solidly onto issues of foreign policy, a subject that had largely been absent as a major general election issue until this week, the New York Times reports.

  • US Position in Middle East is Very Weak: McCain

    "He was a great man," says Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) discussing the life of slain U.S. Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens. McCain also weighs in on current U.S. policies in the Middle East, calling them "very weak," saying the country needs "more robust American leadership."

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.