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Access: Middle East: Episodes

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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 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

    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.

  • In an exclusive conversation with CNBC, Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali, shares his outlook for the aviation industry, and what an ideal work-life balance looks like to him.

  • DP World can do better: Chairman     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    DP World is the third largest port operator in the world. Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem explains to CNBC why he has faith in the British economy and which other markets the firm is eyeing for expansion

  • Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, puts the aggressive growth of neighbouring oil-rich Abu Dhabi in context, and shares his thoughts on Dubai's property bubble that burst spectacularly in 2009.

  • Technology is 'key' for DP World: Chairman     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC, DP World chief Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem reveals what he sees as the defining future trends of the industry, and why he loves the property market.

  • Dubai port operator confident in Europe, UK growth Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

    The head of the world's third-largest port operator DP World firmly believes in a rebound in European economic growth.

  • Dubai is 'safe haven for the region': Singer     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Jeffrey Singer, CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center, explains what growth he foresees for the recovering Emirate as a global finance hub, and how geopolitical turmoil nearby has changed the equation.

  • In 2013, the UAE was upgraded to emerging market status by index compiler MSCI. DIFC chief Jeffrey Singer tells CNBC in an exclusive interview what's next in the pipeline, and reveals his view on the rising competition from neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

  • Why China is pivotal for Dubai     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    China plays a pivotal role in driving capital through Dubai. DIFC CEO Jeffrey Singer details the scenarios that will create significant opportunities for expansion. Plus, his top tip on how to take a break from work.

  • Mideast to become world finance center: DIFC chief Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    The race is heating up in the Middle East to develop an international financial center, according to a top Dubai executive.

 

Showtimes

Show Airs Every Fortnight

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


CNBC in Asia-Pacific SIN/HK Times

Saturday 17:30

Sunday 08.30 & 20:30