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Business Middle East

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    Stocks are under pressure as unrest continues in the Middle East and it’s had an even bigger impact on oil prices.

  • Betty Davis in 'All About Eve'

    When Bette Davis said, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night," she wasn't talking about the Japanese yen. But if the experts are right, you currency investors out there could do worse than to remember that warning. 

  • Canada has been a popular place for investors to safely invest, but the "Fast Money" traders suggest that may be changing.

  • Protests in Libya

    Italy—and the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi—have more exposure to the crisis in Libya than most.

  • Protesters run from a cloud of teargas during a clash with Bahraini security forces near the Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain. Protesters said that the army fired on them with live rounds, followed by teargas which drove the demonstrators back. There are unconfirmed reports that there are four dead in the clashes.

    The mass protests in Bahrain will make the country stronger and not lead to the fall of the ruling royal family, the boss of Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund has told CNBC.

  • Swiss Francs

    An unfortunate turn in Swiss-Libyan diplomatic relations in 2008 may now have a silver lining for the Alpine economy.

  • Switzerland spells safety - for now - and the European Central Bank is scolding political leaders. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Bill and cash

    Simon Derrick from Bank of New York Mellon has back through the history books to see how the dollar reacts to political tensions with Iran. He  found that as long as American troops were  not involved in any of the problems, the dollar did very well when Tehran has been in the headlines back through the history books to see how the dollar reacts to political tensions with Iran and found that if American troops are not involved in any problems, the dollar has in the past done very well when Tehran was in the headlines.

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    Muammer Gaddafi’s family has built up vast business interests in sectors ranging from oil to hotels during his 41-year rule, giving it a hold over large swathes of Libya’s economy, according to US diplomatic cables and governance groups, reports the Financial Times.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    With Muammar Gaddafi vowing to die a martyr or crush a growing revolt in Libya, one academic has warned that the North African state risks becoming a failed state with huge consequences for Europe and the world.

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  • A memorial at Dachau Concentration Camp

    What do the words on the memorial at Dachau—NEVER AGAIN—mean if they don't apply to Libya?

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Brent crude oil, which has historically traded at a discount to the Nymex's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil grade, has been trading at a premium of over $10 for the past several weeks. It has lead many to ask: why?

  • Hurting in the Middle Eastern sense means being shot. Watch the armies. If, as in Egypt, they refuse to fire on the people, the leader is toast.

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    As oil prices race toward $100 a barrel, the expectations that gasoline prices will catch fire are running high.

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    The unrest in Libya sparked the 9 percent spike in black gold today and the unrest is spreading. $100 oil is nothing new to the energy markets but the fact that the turmoil contaigon has picked up steam, just how high can oil go? I decided to speak with David Wyss, Chief Economist at Standard & Poor's.

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    With oil prices rising sharply on the back of the crisis in Libya, the head of the International Energy Agency has warned crude prices hitting $100 a barrel could be bad news for economic growth.

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    Italian stocks faced continued volatility Tuesday amid escalating violence against Libyan protesters who want veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi to step down.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    Aecom, a Los Angeles-based company with employees around the world, is pulling all of its American workers out of Libya, as turmoil in the nation intensifies.