Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • 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.

  • 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'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

    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'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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Iraq's energy potential  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview, Iraq's Ambassador to France, HE Fareed Yasseen, tells CNBC what the Iraqi government is doing to make the country more business friendly. Plus, how close Iraq is to fulfilling its energy potential.

  • Developing Iraq's resources  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC why regional firms, not international conglomerates, have the know-how to navigate in Iraq.

  • Challenges to Investment in Iraq  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The President of the US Business Council in Iraq, Hussain Qaragholi, tells CNBC what international firms face in-country. Plus, how security costs can impact your bottom line.