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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • 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.

  • Tapering 'won't have any impact at all': Mobius  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC, veteran investor Mark Mobius discusses investing in frontier markets and explains how the global impact of a tapering by the US Federal Reserve is being exaggerated.

  • Opportunities in Islamic finance 'are great': Mobius  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    With over $53 billion in assets under management, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Group only recently began offering investment funds based on Islamic principles. Plus, Mark Mobius reveals how he manages his own money.

  • Oil is 'not necessarily' the future of Abu Dhabi  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Alex Thursby, CEO of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, explains how the Emirate is making progress in moving away from oil revenues and reflects on Dubai's economic recovery.

  • NBAD will build a West-East financial corridor: CEO  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Alex Thursby became CEO of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) in 2013. He tells CNBC of the bank's plans to secure more of its home market, and more opportunities abroad.

  • Islamic banking is progressing 'extremely well'  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The rise of Middle Eastern and Asian financial institutions marks the beginning of a new era, according to NBAD's chief executive Alex Thursby.