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This week on Marketplace Middle East

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  • As the Middle Eastern art market expands, there is recognition of its potential
  • MME looks at the prospects for investing in this new market
  • Plus, Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan on oil prices and energy security
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(CNN) -- In focus: Investing in Middle East Art

President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev tells MME why he thinks there should be greater cooperation between oil-producing countries.

President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev tells MME why he thinks there should be greater cooperation between oil-producing countries.

As conventional forms of investment challenge investor confidence, some are taking stock of non-conventional assets like art. The Middle East art market is relatively new, but as it expands into the international sphere, there is a recognition of its potential.

MME speaks to renowned Egyptian artist Ahmed Moustafa and key figures in the Western art market to find out about the prospects for investing in Middle Eastern art.

Facetime with Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

Amid fears about the deepening global recession, there's concern amongst the region's oil and gas producers about lower revenues. It's forced OPEC to reduce supplies steadily and even prompted non-OPEC producers like Azerbaijan to cut back production. The President of Azerbaijan tells MME why he thinks there should be greater cooperation between oil-producing countries to control prices and provide long term energy security.

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Friday: 0915, 1945
Saturday: 0645
Sunday: 0815

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