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This week on Marketplace Middle East

updated 7:40 AM EDT, Thu April 26, 2012
This week on MME, we look at how Libyan businesses are rebuilding in the wake of the Arab Spring.
This week on MME, we look at how Libyan businesses are rebuilding in the wake of the Arab Spring.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Revolution in Tunisia was fueled by high levels of unemployment and poverty
  • Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki talks about tackling unemployment
  • MME looks at how Libya's business community is rebuilding after revolution

(CNN) -- FACETIME: Moncef Marzouki, Tunisian president


Tunisia's revolution was fueled by poverty, unemployment and a lack of opportunity. After a decade of sustained annual growth of 5%, Tunisia's economy entered a recession in 2011. Unemployment has now jumped more than 18%. MME spoke to the Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki and asked him about Tunisia's unemployment challenge.

IN FOCUS: Rebuilding after revolution


Like its neighbors, Tunisia and Egypt, Libya went through its own Arab Spring and deposed long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi. The country is still suffering from the months of violence that brought its economy to a standstill. MME takes a look at how Libya's business community is slowly rebuilding after revolution.

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