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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Zain CEO on relationship with shareholders     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Kuwait Investment Authority has a big stake in Zain. Scott Gegenheimer, CEO of Zain talks to CNBC about their relationship but also about the recent Kuwait governmental struggles.

  • Zain trying to expand regional footprint: CEO     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Zain is trying to expand its regional footprint by looking at other telco companies but also at areas the group is not in today, such as data centers and fibre, Scott Gegenheimer, CEO of Zain tells CNBC.

  • 'Expect a lot of growth' from Iraq: Zain CEO     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    There are a lot of potential opportunities for growth in Iraq, says Zain CEO, Scott Gegenheimer, adding that at the moment, the regulatory environment is "slowing things down".

  • Saudi Arabia: Should Zain still be bullish?     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Zain has "invested heavily" in Saudi Arabia to turn its business around. But the environment and competition are tough, Zain CEO, Scott Gegenheimer says, wishing the local regulator was more supportive.

  • Why Zain is not focusing on sub-Saharan Africa     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The sale of Zain¿s stakes in firms in sub-Saharan Africa was "the right decision", says Scott Gegenheimer, Zain CEO. Profitability and the ability to grow the business are better in the MENA region, he explained.

  • Can telcos compete with OTT apps?     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The industry is still trying to work out how to make money from Over The Top content applications, Scott Gegenheimer, CEO of Zain, tells CNBC.

  • Surviving the Kuwaiti summer     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    For an expat, the Kuwaiti summer is tough, the CEO of Zain, Scott Gegenheimer tells CNBC, adding that when he retires, he is unlikely to stay in the country.

  • Mumtalakat 'very bullish' on Europe     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat was set up in 2006. CEO Mahmood Al Kooheji explains the company's investment philosophy and what kind of returns he is looking for.

  • Bahrain fund open to McLaren stake sale     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Mumtalakat owns a large stake in British automaker McLaren. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the firm's chief executive Mahmood Al Kooheji admits that while not a "trophy" asset, the investment has yet to fully live up to its potential.

  • Mumtalakat portfolio includes Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world. Mahmood Al Kooheji, chief executive of the Bahrain sovereign wealth fund, unveils what else is in the pipeline. Plus, how the political turmoil has affected the economy since 2011.

  • Bahrain fund open to McLaren stake offers Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    The chief executive of Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat Holding Company, said a sale of the luxury sports car group was still an option.

  • Iraq still shows promise: KIPCO head Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The vice-chairman of Kuwait Projects Co remains positive on the longer-term outlook for Iraq.

  • Is Kuwait's 'welfare' restricting the economy?     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Kuwait Projects Co (KIPCO) is one of the biggest diversified holding companies in the MENA region. Faisal Al Ayyar, the firm's Vice Chairman, criticizes Kuwait's low productivity, and says its oil wealth turned into a curse.

  • Arab Spring impact on KIPCO very limited     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In exclusive interview with CNBC, Faisal Al Ayyar, Vice Chairman of KIPCO, reflects on the firm's core subsidiaries, expansion plans and the situation in Iraq.

  • Kuwaitis are entrepreneurs: KIPCO vice-chairman     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    KIPCO Vice Chairman Faisal Al Ayyar looks back at the day when Iraqi soldiers marched into the capital in 1990, and how it affected the business. Plus, why opportunities for foreign investors in the oil-rich nation remain limited.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

 

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CNBC in the UAE (OrbitSN) UAE Times

Wednesday 20.00

Friday 01.00

Saturday 10.00 & 15.30

Sunday 15.30 & 19.30


CNBC in EMEA CET Times

Thursday 23.00

Saturday 08.00 & 13.30

Sunday 13.30 & 17.30


CNBC World EST Times

Monday 21.30

Saturday 19.00

Sunday 07.00


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Saturday 17:30

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