CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where gold, oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.
The most prominent Israeli-American business leader in the United States, Haim Saban, says President Obama needs to do more to show his support of Israel, in light of the President’s comments last week suggesting Israel needs to return to its pre-1967 borders to achieve peace with the Palestinians.
It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".
The European Union has extended a blacklist of individuals and companies with links to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it looks to clamp down on investment and technology transfer into the country.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said Citigroup is "definitely on the right track" and praised Chief Executive Vikram Pandit for "rehabilitating that bank and having it go back to where it should have been a long time ago."
Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal al Saud and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo in a wide-ranging interview that includes Pandit's paycheck at Citibank, changes in the Middle East, and the world economy.
It’s going to be a sizzling summer for the Middle East. You stand a lot to gain, or say a lot less to lose, if you’ve done the prep work.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could chair the June meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, giving the Iranian president a platform and an opportunity for the country to force a way out of its growing isolation.
The role of financial investors in commodity markets is overestimated, veteran oil trader and CEO of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Tom Leaver told CNBC.com.
After putting the kibosh on travel spending during much of the economic recession, Corporate America is back out on the road, but look for the best growth rates in emerging-market regions.
High energy prices, expensive air fares, natural disasters, security concerns, high unemployment and a weak dollar may all keep Americans at home. The question is whether it literally means their own home.
Saudi Arabia might be the next to join the ranks of MSCI, an influential index provider, which could see more international investors gain access to the Middle East's largest stock market.
The discussions surrounding a possible expansion of the Gulf Cooperation Council come at a strikingly turbulent time for the Arab World, and raise profound questions about unity in the region.
It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.
The Reuters correspondent in Bahrain, Frederik Richter, has been asked to leave the country amid what critics say are steps to stifle free reporting in the kingdom
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 tomorrow.
President Obama's standing with Americans has improved after U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden, but only slightly.