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Business Middle East

  • David Summers, Missouri S&T Curators' Professor emeritus of mining engineering.

    There are no easy solutions, no viable quick fixes, and no magic fluids for the world's energy challenges. Yet the future isn't all doom and gloom, reports Oilprice.com.

  • Harlam Shake Travels to Tahrir Square

    Activists in Egypt have been using the latest dance craze to express their anger with the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas Up

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks at natural gas, which had a good day after the EIA announced a larger drawdown than expected. Fund managers continued to move out of commodities and into stocks, she says.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Outlook

    With U.S. oil prices at the lowest levels of the year, traders are looking ahead to the U.S. Energy Department's weekly gauge of oil inventories on Wednesday. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports that analysts are expecting crude supplies to have risen by 2.6 million barrels in the past week.

  • Syrian regime forces take position outside a cement factory following clashes with rebels in the strategic district of Sheikh Said in the northern city of Aleppo on February 3, 2013.

    Vladimir Putin may not be able to keep Bashar Al-Assad in power completely, but he may have formulated a plan to save the Middle Eastern strongman -- and boost Russia's power in the region, to boot, reports Oilprice.com.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Eyes on Iran

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, where a rising dollar hit oil today. Traders continue to watch Iran, what's happening in Europe, and look ahead to Ben Bernanke's testimony tomorrow. And investors leave gold ETFs.

  • Commodities Next Week: Gas Up Again

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets as gas was up for the 36th straight day..

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Down 6% This Year

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman leaves in a car from Britain's Houses of Parliament in London, on February 5, 2013.

    Next month will determine the eventual fate of the Falkland Islands—and the 1.4 billion barrels of oil so far discovered there. The resolution will come through a referendum among the islanders themselves. Argentina isn't happy about that.

  • Egypt Is Pressed for Time: CEO

    Ahmed Heikal, chairman and chief executive of Citadel Capital, tells CNBC that the Muslim Brotherhood is clearly pro-markets and learning but the country is pressed for time.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Heavy Selling Across the Board

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Will Gas Price Spike Curb Demand?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks ahead to key energy reports this week. Retail gasoline demand data released by MasterCard SpendingPulse on Wednesday will likely show impact of higher prices on U.S. consumers, she says. Traders and analysts are also anxiously awaiting this week's report on gasoline supplies and demand from US Energy Information Administration, scheduled for release at 11am ET on Thursday.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas Hit Again

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses crude's climb on geopolitical concerns over Iran's nuclear program. And natural gas got hit after weekly inventories had less of a draw than expected. Silver also had a bad day.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Reasons for Lower Prices

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Why Today's Oil Move is Significant: Pro

    World oil demand will grow faster than previously thought in 2013, producer group OPEC said on Tuesday, citing signs of a recovery in the world economy.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Eye on Gold

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow. Gold fell to a five-week low Monday, and the spread between Brent and WTI decreased. The trade is being influenced by pipeline movements, she says.

  • Egypt hunger for energy will play a role in the instability that has foreign investors asking whether they should quit the country before the other boot drops.

  • Commodities Next Week: Fuel Prices Hit Fresh 2013 Highs

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets as winter storm Nemo hits the Northeast.

  • Pablo Picasso's Femme pres d'une fenetre

    The art market is to experience a "10- year boom" according to an expert, as investors from China and the Middle East drive demand towards unprecedented levels.