Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Egypt 'clearing the way' for investment: President

    Egypt is "clearing the way for investment", the country's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says, as the country looks to bring its economy back on track.

  • History of the Hajj pilgrimage

    Sami Nawar, Gen Director Culture & Tourism, Jeddah Municipality, tells CNBC about the historical and economic significance of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

  •  Agility CEO on Asian growth targets

    Agility CEO, Tarek Sultan tells CNBC that its outlook for Asian emerging markets is very bullish and that it has "ambitious growth objectives" for the coming years in the region.

  • We're fighting corruption: Egypt's President

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, says the country is rapidly introducing structural reforms in order to attract foreign investment.

  • China opportunities 'positive' for Agility: CEO

    The opportunity for Agility to tap into the China story "will only increase" says Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility - in particular due to China's investment in Africa.

  • Egyptian president on country's currency

    Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says the country is working hard to keep the pound at a "suitable value".

  • Is Kuwait's public sector too large?

    Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, says Kuwait needs to invest in its education and infrastructure. He also comments on the size of the country's public sector.

  • Jankara market, located on Lagos Island and the skyline of Lagos, Nigeria.

    The U.K. and Hong Kong opened their doors to Islamic finance with high-profile sukuk debuts in 2014. This year, Africa might create market waves.

  • 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

    Analysts discuss the plans of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for 2015.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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?

    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

    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.