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CNBC announces new Middle East show

June 27, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

CNBC announced Wednesday that it is launching a new series covering business and finance in the Middle East that will start July 4.

CNBC’s Yousef Gamal El-Din will present a new half-hour series, “Access: Middle East” that will air every two weeks  Gamal El-Din will travel around the region taking a look at the key business centers, interviewing top business leaders and policy makers.  The program will examine the economy and highlight those industries leading the growth.

“Access: Middle East” will air across CNBC’s regional networks in Europe, the Middle East, Afrida, Asia-Pacific and on CNBC World in the United States, with a combined reach of more than 190 million homes.  The series will be produced from CNBC’s bureau in Dubai.

“The Middle East remains a critical region for business and finance and the start of Access: Middle East allows us to build on our business day coverage of the region, with a dedicated half-hour program that will give investors more insight in to the region and where best to place their money,” said John Casey, vice president, news & programming, CNBC International, in a statement.

The series kicks off with a focus on Dubai.

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