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Gamble at the new CNBC headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

CNBC opens hitech regional HQ at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, April 16, 2018

CNBC, a leading business and financial news network, has announced the opening of its new hitech Middle East headquarters at Abu Dhabi.

The state-of-the-art facility will act as CNBC’s hub in the Middle East from which the network will continue to deliver world-class business content from across the region, said a statement from the company.
 
As of today, the network will broadcast Capital Connection, fronted by its Middle East anchor Hadley Gamble from its new studios, it stated.

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.
 
Speaking after the inaugural show, Gamble said: "We have 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," she stated.
 
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, the chairman of Aldar Properties; Saif Saeed Ghobash, the director general of Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism; Jassim Alseddiqi, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Financial Group; Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal and Mohammed Al Ardhi, the chairman of Investcorp.

On today’s show, Gamble was joined by Etihad Airways CEO Peter Baumgartner, SAP's financial head Luka Mucic and Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris.
 
John Casey, the senior VP 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 will use its new home in Abu Dhabi to establish a stronger editorial presence across the region, stated Casey.

CNBC, a division of NBCUniversal, will be expanding both its feature franchise Access Middle East and its regional event coverage as part of its expansion, he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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