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This week on Marketplace Middle East

There have been fierce demonstrations in Tunisia.
There have been fierce demonstrations in Tunisia.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The troubles in Tunisia are sending shockwaves across North Africa
  • The stock market has fallen dramatically in Egypt and Algeria saw protests over food costs
  • MME spoke to Egypt's Minister for Trade and Industry about a possible ripple effect
  • MME sat down with the Iraq's Oil Minister to discuss plans to become a global energy leader

(CNN) -- IN FOCUS: Regional ripple effect

The troubles in Tunisia are sending shockwaves across North Africa. In Egypt, the stock market has fallen dramatically as investors grow jittery about the country's political stability.

Algeria saw protests over rising food costs and Libya is also trying to keep the cost of food down to head off public discontent. At the Arab Economic Summit, ministers and business leaders discussed the fallout from Tunisia.

MME spoke to Egypt's Minister for Trade and Industry, Rachid Mohammed Rachid and asked him about a possible ripple effect.

FACETIME: Hussein al-Shahristani, Iraqi Oil Minister

Iraq is one country that is using the expertise of international oil companies to help boost energy exports and modernize its oil industry.

Several companies including energy giants like Shell, Exxon Mobil, Total and BP are already pumping oil in the country.

This week MME sat down with the country's Oil Minister, Hussein al-Shahristani, and discussed Iraq's plans to become a global energy leader.

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

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745
Mondays: 0145

 
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