CNN Marketplace Middle East is a weekly 15-minute news show focusing on the business news from the region. It will cover the latest headlines from the markets, looking at the events and developments that have made an impact on the business world in the last seven days. The show will also look at the financial numbers and report on the corporate winners and losers of the week, focusing on the region's currencies, commodities and bond markets. Away from the headlines, the show will also interview a major player from the region's business community each week and will focus on an industry sector or economic trend that is influencing business development in the Middle East.
As entrepreneurs, scientists and policy leaders gather in the UAE for the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, this special edition of MME examines the business of renewable energy.
Dubai wants to have 10% of its government vehicles electric and/or hybrid by 2020. We assess how prepared the Middle East is to embrace electric vehicles given that it still generates large amounts of its revenues from oil.
For many countries in the region, two sectors are seen as their main drivers of economic growth; energy and tourism. We shine a spotlight on two countries that are taking these two industries and pushing them forward.
With Brexit negotiations finally underway in Brussels, we look at potential economic implications for this region. While the GCC's talks with the EU on a free trade agreement are stalled, who are the potential economic winners in a bilateral trade agreement between the GCC and Britain?
The UAE is very much at the heart of the emerging Middle Eastern technology scene. However, there are more unassuming, low-key countries earning themselves acclaim through an impressive number of persevering, talented and creative entrepreneurs.
Last year, 56% of Middle Eastern companies each lost more than half a million U.S. dollars to cyber attacks. That's 20% more than the global average. More alarming, only 45% of companies here have an information security strategy in place.