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This week on Marketplace Middle East

Many Iraqi companies that used to solely produce military weapons are now looking to diversify.
Many Iraqi companies that used to solely produce military weapons are now looking to diversify.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Al- Karama Company, a former missile factory that is now turning hi-tech in Iraq
  • Plus, the Palestine Investment Fund, set up to boost local economy and create jobs
  • Chairman, Mohammad Mustafa on current projects and challenges in territories

(CNN) -- IN FOCUS: From Bombs to Robots

Before the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime, many companies in Iraq solely produced military weapons and hardware for the government.

Today, they are doing just the opposite and looking to diversify their business.

This week MME takes a look at Al-Karama Company, a former missile factory that is now turning hi-tech.

FACETIME: Mohammad Mustafa, Chairman and CEO, Palestine Investment Fund

Backing the Palestinian territories is big business for the Palestine Investment Fund. The fund was set up in 2003 to stimulate the local economy and generate jobs, but today with $800 million in assets, it's established itself as a powerful tool there.

This week MME spent the day with Chairman and CEO Mohammad Mustafa to look at their current projects and the challenges the fund faces.

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

Friday: 0915, 1745

Saturday: 0445

Sunday: 0615,1745