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  • Commodities Next Week Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Next Week

    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.

  • Commodities Next Week Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Next Week

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

  • Commodities Next Week Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Next Week

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

  • Saudi Prince's Death Puts Focus on Succession Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz

    The death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan brings into play the system for choosing a new heir to the country's throne, and as one of most high-profile governments still resisting changes brought on by the Arab Spring, the importance of communicating stability affects investor sentiment across the Arabian Peninsula and energy markets around the world.

  • Commodities Next Week Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Next Week

    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.

  • What JODI Tells Us About Crude Oil Production Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    Oil market traders often deal with contrasting sources of information in their quest to find real production numbers and the slightest hint of where prices may be headed. Another case in point is the release of the latest August production and intake data by the producer-consumer energy dialogue, known as the Joint Data Initiative (JODI).

  • Commodities Next Week Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Next Week

    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.

  • Saudi Arabia Looking at Buying Opportunities: FinMin Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 8:57 AM ET
    Main roads in Riyadh are decorated with national flags and portraits of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on February 21, 2011 amid preparations to welcome the Saudi royal back as he is expected to return home later this week after convalescing in Morocco from operations in New York, according to a source close to the oil-rich Gulf monarchy. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth funds are examining acquisitions around the world, but are waiting for greater economic stability before making any definite moves, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, the country's finance minister, told CNBC Thursday.

  • World Oil Demand Cut but Asia Is Bright Spot Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
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    It’s been a news-heavy week for oil markets, with the International Energy Agency publishing its monthly oil market report following OPEC’s forecasts and comments by senior oil officials earlier in the week.

  • U.S. Charges Two Men in Murder Plot Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    U.S. Charges Two Men in Murder Plot

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. has charged two men, originally from Iran, for conspiracy to murder Saudi Arabian Ambassador.

  • Commodities Next Week Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Next Week

    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.

  • Commodities Next Week Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Next Week

    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.

  • Saudi Arabia's Central Bank Governor, Muhammad Al Jasser, said yesterday that "everyone" was concerned over the fragile state of the US economy and Europe's ongoing sovereign debt crisis, according to Reuters reports.

  • Bahrain's Saudi Links Vital to Economy: Minister Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:06 AM ET
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    Bahrain might be the smallest petroleum producer in the Gulf but its strategic production and refining relationship with Saudi Arabia means that the hydrocarbon sector remains critical to the wider economy, according to oil minister, Dr. Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza.

  • Domestic Demand to Corner Saudi Oil Exports: Experts Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 3:24 AM ET

    As Saudi Arabia continues to grow rapidly, the dilemma of sufficiently meeting domestic and international crude oil demand becomes one that would lend credence to believers in higher prices down the line, experts and analysts told CNBC. 

  • Gold Could Hit $1,700 by End of the Year: Analyst Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
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    Gold is likely to hit $1,650 an ounce by the end of the year and could even hit $1,700, according to one analyst.

  • Saudi Banks Emerging From Crisis: Analysts Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Main roads in Riyadh are decorated with national flags and portraits of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on February 21, 2011 amid preparations to welcome the Saudi royal back as he is expected to return home later this week after convalescing in Morocco from operations in New York, according to a source close to the oil-rich Gulf monarchy. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saudi banks, often viewed as a benchmark for the region, have been struggling to shrug off the overhang from the 2008 financial crisis, and have been hit in particular by the more than $20 billion in loan defaults by the two family-owned businesses of Saad and Al-Gosaibi.

  • Inside a tent inb Tahir Square

    Traders at the Egyptian Stock Exchange reacted negatively to developments over the weekend, pushing the benchmark index EGX30 1.67% lower to 5270, its lowest level in almost two months.

  • Bahrain skyline

    Bahrain began its highly-anticipated National Dialogue this week in an effort to restore confidence both domestically and internationally that the Kingdom is committed to working through issues that sparked unrest within its borders in mid-February.

  • Egypt Stock Index Rebounds Before Planned March Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    Egypt’s benchmark stock index was able to rebound 0.75 percent in the last trading session before an expected "million-man" march on Friday.