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Business Middle East

  • An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.

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    As crude oil hit new a new multi-year high on Thursday, closing above $110 a barrel, Exxon Mobil Chairman Rex Tillerson told CNBC natural has is the fastest-growing conventional fuel and that demand will 60 percent by 2030.

  • NYSE Trader

    Corporate hedging, the science of locking in predetermined prices to insure against future, has been around since at least the 1980s. But a combination of global diversification over the last decade and a rash of geopolitical events from Japan to Libya are causing many companies to reemphasize the importance of their hedging, say traders and corporate executives.

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    The West's attempts to kick-start growth have opened up a 'Pandora's Box' of economic distortions that have taken the emerging world to the outer reaches of economic experimentation, according to HSBC chief economist Stephen King.

  • A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Greece has remained the world’s riskiest sovereign debt for the second quarter running in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by independent credit market data provider CMA.

  • Young Indian Muslims pose with placards during a protest rally against the ongoing political turmoil in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen.

    Bahrainis and expats living in the Kingdom of Bahrain have been living history over the past month as the events in Tunisia and Egypt inspired the mostly Shia majority in Bahrain to take the streets demanding political, economic and social reform.

  • BENGHAZI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 25: Libyans protest demanding the removal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following Friday prayers on February 25, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Benghazi residents mourned more victims of the violence as fighting continued around the capitol Tripoli.

    Middle East governments moving away from dictatorship must deliver quick wins through job creation to meet immediate hopes of street protesters but longer-term reforms need to ensure a more inclusive society, the head of the World Bank said on Wednesday.

  • Qatar's Foreign Policy

    Sharing his thoughts on the situation in Libya and the work his country is doing in infrastructure,with Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar prime minister and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Behind Qatar's Growth

    Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, prime minister & minister of foreign affairs, state of Qatar, discusses some of his country's economic success stories with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad

    Qatar hosts its first Business & Investment Forum in New York. The country is planning to invest over $35 billion outside of Qatar this year. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar sat down with Maria Bartiromo in a CNBC Exclusive.

  • Saudi youth wave their national flag as they celebrate the return of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabian policymakers will keep a careful eye on inflation in the coming months, following two massive infusions of stimulus money that they hope will support the Arab world's largest economy without driving domestic prices much higher.

  • Qatar PM's Investment in the U.S.

    A look at what one big money player in the commercial real estate industry is buying, with Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister, and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    While the rest of the world wallows in economic turmoil and crippling deficits, the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar can’t spend money fast enough — literally.

  • The Palm Tower, Al Bidda Tower, and The Burj Qatar in Doha, Qatar.

    Finding Qatar on a map may be as difficult as learning how to pronounce the country's name.  But analysts say that shouldn't stop investors from targeting the small desert nation—as long as they understand the business culture .

  • Qatar, an emirate that is slightly smaller in land size than Connecticut, has leapt onto the global economic scene with its vast natural resources, wealth, and relative stability. Ruled by Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani since 1996, it's one of the fastest growing economies in the world, growing by 19.4% in 2010 alone. Executives from several of Qatar’s major corporations as well as government leaders will convene at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City April 6-7, 2011, for the Business & Invest

    So, what should you know about Qatar, and what are some of its key economic characteristics? Click for an economic tour.

  • Today's Market Outlook

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, discusses what happened in overnight trading as well as what he wishes would happen with the Fed. And the House tries to ban the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, with Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) Energy & Commerce Committee.

  • Oil Refinery

    Oil prices have recovered from a short sharp sell-off late last month to hit fresh highs but could be about to sell off again, according to Julian Jessop, the chief international economist at Capital Economics.

  • A rebel militiaman stands guard at a Libyan oil refinery in rebel-held territory on February 27, 2011 in Al Brega, Libya. The opposition leadership has stressed that oil faciities in areas under its control are safe, despite the conflict roiling the country.

    Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.

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    The bullish drivers behind oil—the Mid-East crisis, weaker dollar and low interest rates—are not slowing down and that means the probability of a black gold rush should continue. But while events drive this commodity every higher over the short term, will the spike continue over the long term?

  • What's Trading Now

    Silver and the gold, and the commodities trade doesn't appear to coming to a close, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money Halftime Report traders. Also, a look at the microchip trade, and what it will take for stocks to break out now, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer.