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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • 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".

  • Turkey gas pipeline from Russia: A game changer? Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Turkey gas pipeline from Russia: A game changer?

    Analysts discuss whether a gas pipeline through Turkey from Russia will be a game changer for its energy mix.

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

    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.

  • Modanisa: Meet the fashion brand for Islamic women Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Modanisa: Meet the fashion brand for Islamic women

    Kerim Ture, founder of Modanisa, discusses why he started the company making clothes designed for Muslim women and how he plans to take advantage of the ecommerce boom.

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

    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.

  • Why Turkey is on an SME charm offensive Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Turkey is on an SME charm offensive

    Small- and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Turkish economy, and the government is doing all it can to boost the sector, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

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

    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.

  • BiTaksi's challenges in Istanbul Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    BiTaksi's challenges in Istanbul

    Turancan Salur, business development manager at BiTaksi, talks about the challenges of operating a taxi service in Istanbul.

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

    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.

  • Modanisa founder on expansion plan challenges Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Modanisa founder on expansion plan challenges

    Kerim Ture, founder of Modanisa, says the company faces infrastructure challenges when looking to expand.

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

    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.

  • Meet BiTaksi, Turkey's answer to Uber Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Meet BiTaksi, Turkey's answer to Uber

    Nazim Salur, founder and CEO of BiTaksi, discusses why he started the taxi app that connects drivers to users, the company's growth, and the start-up environment in Turkey.