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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • 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.

  • Alabbar: We are all for regional stability  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview from the World Economic Forum, Emaar Chairman Mohammed Alabbar tells Access: Middle East why he's looking forward to a rapprochement with Iran, plus where he sees growth opportunities for Emaar.

  • Alabbar: Diversification is a must for Emaar  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    As the Davos Conversations continue, Access: Middle East takes an exclusive tour of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, with Emaar Chairman Mohammad Alabbar.

  • As our exclusive interview with Mohammad Alabbar concludes, we take a closer look at the world's biggest shopping mall as the Chairman answers questions about a possible IPO, plus where Emaar is going next.

  • Join Access: Middle East from the World Economic Forum as we sit down with the CEO of Crescent Enterprises, Badr Jafar.

  • Badr Jafar, President of UAE-based Crescent Petroleum, gives Access: Middle East his outlook for oil markets as the Davos Conversations continue.

  • Jafar: Cultural diplomacy is powerful  Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Badr Jafar tells Access: Middle East about the powerful role cultural diplomacy can play, plus opportunities for Gulftainer in the United States as Access: Middle East, the Davos Conversations concludes.

  • Egypt's government resigns suddenly Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Egypt's government has resigned, the prime minister said on Monday.

  • al-Assaf: Economic outlook positive for 2014  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview, Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf tells Access: Middle East what impact he anticipates the US shale boom will have on the Kingdom's economy.

  • al-Jasser: KSA unemployment at 5.6%  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview, Saudi Arabia's Minister for Economy & Planning shares his hopes for job growth in the private sector, plus why entrepreneurs and SMEs are the key to the Kingdom's future.

  • Al-Faisal: Education is the key  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview, Access: Middle East profile's HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal, Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh.

  • In the final instalment of our exclusive interview, HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal talks about the possibility of a nuclear Iran, plus his hopes for the peace and stability of the region.

  • Our exclusive interview with Egypt's interim Prime Minister continues as we ask about the government's plans to put an end to subsidies and capital controls. Plus, the impact of billions of dollars in loans from the GCC.

  • In the conclusion of our exclusive interview, interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi talks about the importance of the constitutional referendum and the future of a democratic Egypt.

  • Beblawi: 'Zero terror' doesn't exist  Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    On this edition of Access: Middle East, we speak exclusively to Egypt's interim Prime Minister about the country's security. Find out why he believes the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization and what the government plans to do to combat acts of terror.

  • Hazem Al-Beblawi, Prime Minister of Egypt, says the ousted Muslim Brotherhood is losing self-confidence and the government is in "command", as tensions escalate between supporters of the Islamist party and the security forces.

  • Egypt stocks hit high since 2011 uprising Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    Three years after an uprising embroiled the country, Egypt's benchmark stock index is on the rise.

  • Egypt is a 'leader' in Middle East: Mobius  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Group, is no stranger to political upheaval. He tells CNBC where in the region he sees the best potential, and why he is positive on Egypt.