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This week on Marketplace Middle East

As economy slows down during the Ramadan, for one chocolate factory, Muslims' Holy Month does not mean less profit, but richer returns.
As economy slows down during the Ramadan, for one chocolate factory, Muslims' Holy Month does not mean less profit, but richer returns.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Israel and Palestine will resume peace talks next week in Washington
  • MME looks at how the Gaza economy can be improved
  • Plus, MME shows how Ramadan brings bigger profits for a chocolate

In focus -- Gaza economy

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are preparing to resume peace talks in Washington next week, for the first time since the conflict in Gaza, a year and a half ago.

This week, MME takes an in-depth look at one of the main challenges the region needs to tackle -- improving the economy -- and how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is bad for business.

In focus -- Ramadan chocolate economy

Muslims across the world are celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan. Traditionally, this is a time when business slows down during the day, until dusk, when the fast is broken.

Restaurants and retail shops stay open late, to make up for the lost time and profit. But MME found out that the situation is different for one chocolate factory, because Ramadan brings rich returns for it.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745