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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Egyptian president on vision of 'new Egypt' Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egyptian president on vision of 'new Egypt'

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, says the "new Egypt" will be a country of peace and "civilization".

  • Treatment of women improving: Saudi Fin Min Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Treatment of women improving: Saudi Fin Min

    Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf says significant progress has been made in regards to women's treatment, but there is still a long way to go.

  • Why Agility is bullish on Iraq Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Agility is bullish on Iraq

    Agility is very bullish on opportunities in Iraq explains Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, as the country has a "history of under-investment" and a lot of pent-up demand.

  • Egypt 'clearing the way' for investment: President Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egypt 'clearing the way' for investment: President

    Egypt is "clearing the way for investment", the country's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says, as the country looks to bring its economy back on track.

  • History of the Hajj pilgrimage Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    History of the Hajj pilgrimage

    Sami Nawar, Gen Director Culture & Tourism, Jeddah Municipality, tells CNBC about the historical and economic significance of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

  • Agility CEO on Asian growth targets Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
     Agility CEO on Asian growth targets

    Agility CEO, Tarek Sultan tells CNBC that its outlook for Asian emerging markets is very bullish and that it has "ambitious growth objectives" for the coming years in the region.

  • We're fighting corruption: Egypt's President Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    We're fighting corruption: Egypt's President

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, says the country is rapidly introducing structural reforms in order to attract foreign investment.

  • China opportunities 'positive' for Agility: CEO Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    China opportunities 'positive' for Agility: CEO

    The opportunity for Agility to tap into the China story "will only increase" says Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility - in particular due to China's investment in Africa.

  • Egyptian president on country's currency Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Egyptian president on country's currency

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says the country is working hard to keep the pound at a "suitable value".

  • Is Kuwait's public sector too large? Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Is Kuwait's public sector too large?

    Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, says Kuwait needs to invest in its education and infrastructure. He also comments on the size of the country's public sector.

  • Next stop for Islamic financeā€¦ Africa? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    Jankara market, located on Lagos Island and the skyline of Lagos, Nigeria.

    The U.K. and Hong Kong opened their doors to Islamic finance with high-profile sukuk debuts in 2014. This year, Africa might create market waves.

  • Kuwait regulation: 'Too much, too soon'? Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Kuwait regulation: 'Too much, too soon'?

    Agility CEO, Tarek Sultan, comments on the latest Kuwaiti corporate governance laws and on the investment climate in the country.

  • What to expect from the Turkish president in 2015 Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    What to expect from the Turkish president in 2015

    Analysts discuss the plans of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for 2015.

  • Dubai property market still sparkling...for now Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:21 AM ET

    Dubai's largest developer Emaar Properties reported a 29 percent increase in net income late on Monday, missing expectations.

  • Turkey is open to the world: President Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Turkey is open to the world: President

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country is attractive for investors. CNBC's Hadley Gamble examines the Turkish economy and whether investors should take a look.

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

    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.

  • Turkey's growth will be slow: Pro Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Turkey's growth will be slow: Pro

    Tarek Shahin from Investec Asset Management, and Sinana Ulgen from Carnegie Europe, discuss the prospects for Turkey's economy.

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

    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.

  • Here's why the EU needs Turkey Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Here's why the EU needs Turkey

    Anthony Skinner from Verisk Maplecroft says the European Union needs Turkey on its side in order to deal with certain geopolitical conflicts.

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

    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".