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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Kerry warns Iran: 'This deal can go either way' Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before a bilateral meeting at the presidential residence of Bocharov Ruchey in Sochi, Russia May 12, 2015.

    Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran that hard choices were needed to seal a nuclear accord, and that the U.S. was prepared to walk away.

  • Jordan to see 'huge jump' in renewables: King Abdullah II

    King Abdullah II of Jordan discusses the country's investment in renewables and how it is moving to a more sustainable energy mix.

  • Omar Alghanim responds to hacking allegations Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Omar Alghanim responds to hacking allegations

    Full interview here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47984825 Private family matters "ought to stay within the family", Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries tells CNBC about the feud between his father and his uncle over the division of the business.

  • Egypt economy breakthrough to happen in 2016 Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egypt economy breakthrough to happen in 2016

    Egypt's economy is suffering from record unemployment and one of the highest budget deficits in the region. Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, chairman of Commercial International Bank (CIB), lays out the country's challenges.

  • Egypt needs 'to go back to work': CIB chairman Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egypt needs 'to go back to work': CIB chairman

    Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, CIB chairman responds to the recent hype around Islamic finance, and looks back at the first few weeks of Egypt's uprising in 2011.

  • Consumer lending next growth driver for CIB Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Consumer lending next growth driver for CIB

    Today CIB is Egypt's largest private sector bank with over 5,400 employees. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the bank's chairman, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, explains how he is keeping the bank profitable.

  • Our history makes us national hero: Telecom Egypt Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Our history makes us national hero: Telecom Egypt

    The first telegraph line from Cairo to Alexandria was inaugurated in 1854 and with it came the birth of Telecom Egypt. The firm's CEO, Mohamed El-Nawawy, discusses the potential of being the country's fourth mobile phone operator, and what he plans to do with the stake in Vodafone Egypt.

  • Why Egypt is crucial to global Internet Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Egypt is crucial to global Internet

    Worldwide, undersea cables carry 99% of intercontinental internet traffic and one of the busiest hubs is in Egypt. CNBC gains exclusive access to the country's strategic "TE North" facilities, and takes a closer look at where the company is moving next.

  • Telecom Egypt on 2011 internet shutdown Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Telecom Egypt on 2011 internet shutdown

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Mohamed El-Nawawy, CEO of Telecom Egypt, relives the moments around the controversial decision to cut Egypt off the Internet on January 28, 2011.

  • Egypt: 'The situation has definitely changed' Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egypt: 'The situation has definitely changed'

    Karim Awad, co-CEO of EFG Hermes, reflects on how Egypt's turmoil has affected the firm since 2011, and why he believes the new political beginning holds plenty of opportunities for investors.

  • Saudi, UAE to drive EFG Hermes growth Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Saudi, UAE to drive EFG Hermes growth

    EFG Hermes is looking to secure 60 percent its investment banking revenue from abroad. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, co-CEO Karim Awad details where he plans to take the firm next.

  • EFG Hermes responds to misconduct allegations Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    EFG Hermes responds to misconduct allegations

    Egypt ranks in the bottom tier of the Corruption Perceptions Index. The co-CEO of Egypt's largest investment bank, Karim Awad, says it is possible to do business without bribing corrupt officials.

  • Egypt national elections offer hope: EFG co-head Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

    The co-chief executive of EFG Hermes told CNBC that Egypt was undergoing political rejuvenation, meaning it had a lot to offer investors.

  • UAE hit by property bubble fears despite PMI high Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    The United Arab Emirates' monthly purchasing manager's index rose to an all-time high, fueling fears of a repeat of the 2009 property bubble.

  • ADIB eyes North Africa, Mashriq for expansion Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Sharia banking: 'Not about religion'

    In 2013, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank acquired Barclay's UAE retail operations for a price tag of $177 million. CEO Tirad Mahmoud clarifies the benefits of the deal, and why the bank's business model does not depend on pious consumers.

  • 'Islamic banks engage in the real economy': ADIB CEO Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    'Islamic banks engage in the real economy': ADIB CEO

    Abu Dhabi Islamic Banks is one of the largest Sharia-compliant lenders in the region. The company's CEO, Tirad Mahmoud, joins the conversation on what Islamic finance is about, industry regulation and the culture of risk taking.

  • Does Islamic finance lower systemic risk? Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Does Islamic finance reduce systemic risk?

    A popular focus of emerging scholarly literature looks at whether Islamic finance offers any systemic benefits to the global economy. Tirad Mahmoud, the chief executive of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, details the defining trends of the business

  • The chief executive of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank believes the banking industry is on the cusp of a historic transformation.

  • Air Arabia changed people's lives: CEO Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Air Arabia changed people's lives: CEO

    Air Arabia was founded in 2003 to become to region's first low cost airline. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the firm's CEO Adel Ali recounts the difficulties of the early days and the rationale behind becoming the flag carrier of Ras Al Khaimah.

  • Where will Air Arabia expand to next? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Where will Air Arabia expand to next?

    The International Air Transport Association forsees the Middle East and the Asia Pacific to see the strongest passenger growth. Adel Ali, CEO of budget airline Air Arabia discusses expansion plan and heavyweight carriers of the region.