This week on Marketplace Middle East: 3 January

Story highlights

  • MME talks to V Shankar, CEO of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas at Standard Chartered
  • Political problems: After a turbulent year for the Arab World, there remain a number of challenges ahead
  • MME speaks to Robert Malley from the International Crisis Group about unemployment in the region

THE ROAD AHEAD

From sanctions to growing unemployment, as the winds of change continue to sweep the Arab world, MME takes a look at the new realities for 2013 in an interview with V Shankar, CEO of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas, Standard Chartered. MME got his predictions for the year ahead.

POLITICAL PROBLEMS

From financial crisis to political instability, it's been a turbulent year for the Arab World and a year of political change. There was a shift of power in North Africa, from Tunisia to Egypt, but there are a number of challenges ahead, the main one, unemployment. MME spoke to Robert Malley from the International Crisis Group and asked him about the road ahead.