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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Muslim Brotherhood 'losing self-confidence': Egyptian PM

    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
    Egypt is a 'leader' in Middle East: Mobius

    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
    Tapering 'won't have any impact at all': Mobius

    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
    Opportunities in Islamic finance 'are great': Mobius

    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
    Oil is 'not necessarily' the future of Abu Dhabi

    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
    NBAD will build a West-East financial corridor: CEO

    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
    Islamic banking is progressing 'extremely well'

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

  • Dubai wins right to host World Expo 2020 Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:05 PM ET
    Fireworks illuminate the sky around Dubai's Burj Khalifa on November 27, 2013, after the city was chosen to host the World Expo 2020

    Dubai has won the bid to host the 2020 World Expo the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) announced after counting the votes in Paris.

  • Abu Dhabi aims to become UAE's economic powerhouse   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Abu Dhabi aims to become UAE's economic powerhouse

    Abu Dhabi's government is spending big on infrastructure, but its mission to become economic powerhouse isn't without its complications.

  • Is Abu Dhabi the next luxury goods hub?   Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Is Abu Dhabi the next luxury goods hub?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes a tour through Abu Dhabi's luxury goods market as high end brands open stores in the emirate.

  • Dubai property bust: 5 years on   Sunday, 24 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Dubai property bust: 5 years on

    Dubai's multi-billion dollar building projects are back, five years on from the property bust that left countless building unfinished. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • JONES: Energy is an international security issue   Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    JONES: Energy is an international security issue

    Join Access: Middle East in Abu Dhabi as we catch-up with US President Barack Obama's former National Security Advisor, General Jim Jones.

  • JONES: Security without economic engagement isn't complete

    Retired four-star General Jim Jones tells Access: Middle East about the choice facing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Plus, how engagement from the US private sector can impact security in countries like Iraq and Pakistan for the better.

  • JONES: US shouldn't tolerate hypocrisy over NSA programs

    US President Barack Obama's former National Security Advisor talks to Access: Middle East about America's surveillance programs and the role of the private sector in cyber security.

  • Ghandour: It was very difficult but we did it   Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    Ghandour: It was very difficult but we did it

    Fadi Ghandour, founder and vice-chairman of ARAMEX, tells CNBC how an idea in 1982 grew into the region's largest logistics firm, and the only Arab company to have been listed on the NASDAQ.

  • How regional risks helped ARAMEX grow   Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    How regional risks helped ARAMEX grow

    In an exclusive interview, Fadi Ghandour explains how the turmoil in the Middle East helped create opportunities for ARAMEX over the years, and which frontier markets are next on his list.

  • Ghandour: Entrepreneurship is about trial and error   Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    Ghandour: Entrepreneurship is about trial and error

    Fadi Ghandour's success as an entrepreneur has been the focus of several case studies. He shares some of his insights in this exclusive interview.

  • No comment from Emirates on $30 billion Boeing deal Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Reports that Emirates Airline was poised to sign a $30 billion 100-jet deal with Boeing drew a swift refusal to comment from the carrier on Monday.

  • As Saudi women campaign to drive, economists see upside Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:20 AM ET
    Heavy traffic in downtown Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi women are planning to get behind the wheel on Saturday, defying a stern warning by the Kingdom's ministry of interior and pressing for change in the world's last male-only driving nation.