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  • Commodities Next Week: Jobs impact

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up after a stronger-than-expected jobs report; gold prices were weaker for the same reason; and natural gas was off slightly on the day.

  • Commodities Next Week: Geopolitics elevate crude futures

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis 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: $7 nat gas?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders say $7 nat gas is not out of the question. Cold weather continues to stifle oil supply, and that's driving prices higher. And gold stayed steady on the day.

  • Commodities Next Week: Gold up again

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. There was a mixed session for crude today. Nat gas was down after there was some relief from the weather. And gold closed just about $1318.

  • Commodities Next Week: Nat gas under $5

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

  • al-Jasser: KSA unemployment at 5.6%

    In an exclusive interview, Saudi Arabia's Minister for Economy & Planning shares his hopes for job growth in the private sector, plus why entrepreneurs and SMEs are the key to the Kingdom's future.

  • al-Assaf: Economic outlook positive for 2014

    In an exclusive interview, Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf tells Access: Middle East what impact he anticipates the US shale boom will have on the Kingdom's economy.

  • Commodities Next Week: Oil prices pull back

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold is up about 3 percent this year, as the S&P has fallen. And oil prices pulled back from their highs.

  • Commodities Next Week: Lingering cold spell boosts nat gas

    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.

  • Iranian oil won't flood market: Saudi's fin min

    Ibrahim Adbul Aziz Al Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, says that Iranian oil will not "flood" the market and that agreeing on an increase will "take some time."

  • Al-Faisal: Education is the key

    In an exclusive interview, Access: Middle East profile's HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal, Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh.

  • Al-Faisal: GCC countries should be included in negotiations with Iran

    In the final instalment of our exclusive interview, HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal talks about the possibility of a nuclear Iran, plus his hopes for the peace and stability of the region.

  • Islamic bond issues could hit record levels this year, Fitch said on Thursday — the same day as Qatar launched a $3 billion issue of "sukuks".

  • Commodities Next Week: Dollar decline helps gold

    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.

  • US has had 'issues with doing the right thing' in Syria: Saudi Prince

    HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the US, says America had "significant issues with doing the right thing" in Syria, as the U.S. could not end the bloody conflict.

  • Commodities Next Week

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. lnventories were down, so prices were up. There was also a surprise draw down in gasoline supplies.

  • Commodities Next Week: Oil up again

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil closed up again today, mostly due to new buyers coming in and the strong GDP number. Gold closed above $1,200 today.

  • Syria is 'keystone' in Middle East: Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.

  • Congress needs a 'Hail Mary' plan: Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, weighs in on the strength of the U.S. economy. I believe a huge stimulus would be if both parties got together and did some kind of grand bargain, Friedman says.

  • Are we seeing a 'frightened' China?: Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, takes a look at global risks and weighs in on China. China is always going to be the big enchilada, says Friedman.