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This week on Marketplace Middle East

MME talks about the IMF growth projections, which they say will be in 2011 the double of 2009.
MME talks about the IMF growth projections, which they say will be in 2011 the double of 2009.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The IMF projects growth in 2011 will be twice that of 2009, but unemployment is still high
  • How can the Middle East compete in a post-crisis world?
  • MME speaks to policy-makers and business leaders about how to build the middle class in the region

In Focus: Competing in the post-crisis world

It's two years since the financial crisis changed the global landscape. How can the Middle East compete in the post-crisis world? The IMF projects growth in 2011 will be twice that of 2009.

But in the wake of a fast-growing population and rising unemployment, has the tide really turned?

Facetime: Middle East middle class panel

As the region emerges from the downturn, creating jobs is crucial. Unemployment across the region stands in double digits. So what steps are needed to build a new Middle East middle class.

MME speaks to a panel of policy-makers and business leaders, including Nizar Baraka, Delegate Minister of Morocco, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance of Bahrain and Lubna Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing Company.

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

Friday: 0815, 1445
Saturday: 0615
Sunday: 0715, 1645, 0045