At the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia, leaders are discussing bridging regions in transformation, discussing the future of relationships between these three regions when it comes to culture, corruption, youth employment, innovation, health, religion, and economic growth.
In a TV Debate titled "The Big Deal," hosted by CNBC-e, thought leaders Arif Naqvi (CEO, Abraaj Capital), Samir Assaf (CEO, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC), Ali Babacan (Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Turkey), Ibrahim S Dabdoub (Group CEO, National Bank of Kuwait) and Ferit Sahenk (Chairman, Dogus Group) addressed the question: "Do emerging markets have what it takes to capitalize on their strong economic growth by building the financial hubs of the future?"
Commenting on the state of emerging markets today, Arif Naqvi said, "Stop calling these emerging markets. They've emerged. 1.2 billion middle income people dwarfs the OECD," Saad Khan tweeted.
Watch the Livestream and stay tuned for a session summary.