TheNationalUAE - 4/16/2018 4:10:52 PM - GMT (+2 )
CNBC's Middle East Anchor Hadley Gamble. Courtesy CNBC
CNBC, the leading business and financial news network, began broadcasting from its new Middle East studio and headquarters in Abu Dhabi today. The state-of-the-art facility within Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the UAE capital’s international financial centre will act as CNBC’s hub in the Middle East, delivering all the latest business and finance news from across the region.
Starting today, the network will broadcast Capital Connection, fronted by its Middle East Anchor Hadley Gamble, from the new facility at 8am UAE time from Monday to Thursday. CNBC’s Nancy Hungerford will co-anchor the show from the network’s Asia Headquarters within the Singapore Exchange, bringing viewers across the world daily coverage of the Middle East markets, business stories and regional news from Asia, Europe and the US.
Abu Dhabi: a new chapter
Speaking after the inaugural show, Gamble said: “We’ve been reporting the Middle East business story to CNBC’s elite global audience for years. The launch of our new home within ADGM starts a new chapter in our reporting from the region. These new state-of-the-art studios provide us with a fantastic platform to tell the global business story through a unique Middle East lens.”
During the show, CNBC unveiled an impressive guest line-up for its first week of programming from the Middle East, including exclusive interviews with Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Aldar Properties; HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism; Jassim Alseddiqi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Financial Group; Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal and Mohammed Al Ardhi, chairman of Investcorp. On today’s show, Gamble was joined by Peter Baumgartner, CEO of Etihad Airways; Luka Mucic, CFO of SAP and Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris.
John Casey, CNBC’s SVP of international news and programming said: “CNBC broadcasts daily from the network’s International Headquarters in New York, London and Singapore. With the addition of our new Middle East Headquarters at ADGM, we plan to connect Abu Dhabi to the world's financial capitals.”
The network also plans to extend both its feature franchise Access Middle East and its regional event coverage, as part of the regional expansion.