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  • CNBC Debate on the Middle East - Part   Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    CNBC Debate on the Middle East - Part 3

    Executives and policymakers join CNBC at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East to debate the challenges faced by the region and North Africa in attracting global capital.

  • CNBC Debate on the Middle East - Part   Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    CNBC Debate on the Middle East - Part 2

    Executives and policymakers join CNBC at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East to debate the challenges faced by the region and North Africa in attracting global capital.

  • CNBC Debate on the Middle East   Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    CNCB Debate on the Middle East - Part 1

    Executives and policymakers join CNBC at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East to debate the challenges faced by the region and North Africa in attracting global capital.

  • What Effect has the Arab Spring had on Investors? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    Egyptian protesters stand on a fence by the Nile River during a protest near Tahrir Square on February 1, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

    The Arab Spring has made the Middle East and Africa less attractive to certain investors, but there is still plenty on offer in the battle for capital, panelists said during a CNBC debate at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.

  • Egypt's Currency Crisis Causes Poor Wheat Trade Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 4:16 PM ET
    Customers buying bread in Cairo in May

    Egypt is treading a fine line in efforts to stave off a potential crisis in its subsidized bread program as imported stocks hit historically low levels.

  • Egyptian Military Ousts President Morsi Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 4:03 PM ET
    Fireworks emanate from Tahrir Square after a broadcast by the head of the Egyptian military confirming that they will temporarily be taking over from the country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi on July 3, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mohammed Morsi, in office only a year as the first democratically elected leader of Egypt, was rousted from power by the military as a euphoric crowd in Tahrir Square cheered his exit.

  • Egypt Locked in Standoff as Millions Protest Morsi Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 10:50 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt was locked in a tense standoff on Monday after millions of protesters swarmed into the streets to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

  • Thousands in Egypt Protest Against President Mursi Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    Anti-government protesters on their way to Tahrir Square on Sunday.

    Tens of Thousands of protesters rallied in Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation on Sunday, calling for President Mohamed Mursi to step down after completing a mere year of his term.

  • What the Future Holds for SABIC   Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    What the Future Holds for SABIC

    Surging oil revenue has transformed Saudi Arabia, and is unleashing another oil boom.SABOC's CEO, Mohamed Al-Mady, shares his plans to tap the potential of an evolving energy mix.

  • What Impact Could Subsidy Cuts Have on SABIC?   Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    What Impact Could Subsidy Cuts Have on SABIC?

    SABIC is Saudi's largest-listed public company, with strong government backing. Its CEO, Mohammed Al-Mady, explains why he's not worried about a phasing out of subsidies, and competing with Saudi ARAMCO.

  • We 'Have to Concentrate on US and China': SABIC CEO   Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    We 'Have to Concentrate on US and China': SABIC CEO

    Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is one of the biggest petrochemical companies in the world. The company's CEO, Mohamed Al-Mady, tells CNBC which regions he's bullish on, and how to best capitalize on the US shale energy revolution.

  • Africa Is Our 'Top Focus': Old Mutual   Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Africa Is Our 'Top Focus': Old Mutual

    Founded in 1845 in Cape Town, Old Mutual is now a FTSE100-listed international savings group and insurer. David Marshall, strategy director for the firm, says the company's core focus remains on the continent and believes risks are often exaggerated.

  • How Africa's Wealth Is Growing   Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    How Africa's Wealth Is Growing

    Davinder Sikand, partner at private equity firm the Abraaj Group, says that Africa's growing urbanisation and middle class will drive the continent's growth.

  • How to Invest in African Real Estate   Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    How to Invest in African Real Estate

    With interest in the African property sector booming, Christian Ulbrich, CEO EMEA at Jones LangLaSalle (JLL), explains which markets to watch out for, and what the region needs to do to bring in more foreign capital.

  • We Need to 'Up Our Game': Standard Chartered CEO   Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    We Need to 'Up Our Game': Standard Chartered CEO

    V. Shankar's tenure at Standard Chartered has not been without its share of challenges as he admits the bank got US sanctions on Iran wrong, and says financial institutions have to "up their game".

  • Why Standard Chartered Is Bullish On Africa   Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Standard Chartered Is Bullish On Africa

    With incomes on the rise across the continent, banks are looking to capitalize on Africa's growing potential. Standard Chartered's V. Shankar reveals the strategy behind the expansion.

  • Standard Chartered's CEO on Middle East and China   Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Standard Chartered's CEO on Middle East and China

    Standard Chartered has had a front-row seat to the infamous boom-bust cycles in Dubai. The firm's CEO for EMEA and the Americas, V. Shankar, discusses the Emirate's fundamentals .

  • Luxury CEO on Dubai's Retail Tourism   Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Luxury CEO on Dubai's Retail Tourism

    Home to the most extensive retail space on the planet, Dubai has the capacity to pack in the shops. But locals are also spending on luxury abroad, a lucrative opportunity as Desiree Bollier, CEO of Value Retail, explains.

  • Marriott's CEO on the Hotel Business in the Middle East

    The Gulf's clout as an international tourism destination is growing, with 15 million visitors expected in Dubai alone by 2015. Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, tells CNBC how he's looking to capitalize on shifting trends in the region.

  • Why Middle East Is a Key Growth Market for Hospitality

    The UAE and Saudi Arabia big drivers for the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel by number of rooms. Richard Solomons, the firm's CEO, discusses the drivers of regional demand, and why Africa is not on his priority list.