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    Worries about Western Europe have spilled into countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the region's fate is tightly linked to that of its main exporting market, Wike Groenenberg, head of CEEMEA strategy at Citi, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • Consumption increases notably during the holy month of Ramadan.

    The holy month of Ramadan is set to begin in the Arab World on Monday, and this year it arrives with a somewhat unique trading cocktail of post-revolution political ambiguities and global economic uncertainties. It may be the worst performing emerging market so far this year (down 29.7%), but that never stood in the way of profitable equity strategies.

  • 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. 

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    Continued political unrest caused Egypt’s benchmark stock index spacer to decline further on Monday, with added pressure coming from the selloff in other global markets.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

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    Ahead of large-scale protests planned for this Friday, Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf stressed that the government respects the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully.

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    The Arab Spring helped boost diamond prices as the region's wealthy individuals moved their cash from stocks and bonds to safe haven investments and tangible assets , a London-based fund manager told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Inside the EgyptStock Exchange just before its reopening.

    Investors may be wary of putting their money in the Middle East and the Arab peninsula given the political turmoil which has shaken the region in recent months, but it offers investment opportunities worth considering, one fund manager told CNBC.

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    The pledge that emerged from the G8 summit in Deauville sees international development banks supplying $20 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for 2011-2013. That is in addition to bilateral support.

  • A former chairman of one of Egypt's major banks was arrested Monday on charges of sexually abusing a maid at a Manhattan hotel, just weeks after the arrest of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on similar allegations, police said.

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    It feels strange to be on a flight back to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, to cover what’s been dubbed Egypt’s Second Revolution. The last one, which brought down the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, was just over three months ago.

  • Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    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.

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    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".

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    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.

  • Summer is the time when the most Americans travel abroad. Some visit family and friends; others simply sightsee. Our neighbors Mexico and Canada are by far the most popular. The U.K. is a distinct third, while Germany, Italy and France are fairly close together in occupying spots 4-6. In all, the government tracks visitors to the top 38. Some travelers like to go to more exotic and far - flung destinations, very few of which make it onto that list. There's another travel list kept by the governm

    Summer is the time when the most Americans travel abroad. But US travelers should be aware of the State Department's list of countries carrying a travel warning. Learn more.

  • Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    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.