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Will March 11th Bring “Day of Rage” in Saudi Arabia?

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 10th, 2011 9:14 PM |

Saudi Shiite protesters chant slogans during a protest in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, Thursday.

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya. What nation is next on the hit parade of social unrest in the Middle East? Could it be the oil exporting nation of Saudi Arabia? What would civil unrest in that nation mean to the price of oil and oil-related products worldwide? How high might the price of gas rise in our nation?

The uncertainty in our equity markets recently is clearly heavily influenced by the turmoil in Libya, but we should keep our eyes focused squarely on Saudi Arabia. Friday March 11th has been designated a “Day of Rage” in the nation where social protests are outlawed. What might happen? What is driving the unsettledness in Saudi Arabia? For a detailed backdrop on what is troubling the people of Saudi Arabia, let’s review a recent Bloomberg interview with Mai Yamani,……… (more…)






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