The Straits Times in Singapore profiledÂ Christine Tan, co-anchor of CNBC‘s “Worldwide Exchange” and anchor of several programs on CNBC Asia.
Wong Kim Hoh writes, “But the CNBC offer was too good an opportunity to pass up.
“‘It was a journey I had to go on. I would be hosting a global business show. I knew I was being thrown into the deep end but it would establish me as a business journalist.’
“She adds: ‘Unlike journalists in the United States who cover just one market, we have so many markets, currencies and companies in the region.’
“Tan is drawn to the drama of financial news.
“‘Take the Asian financial crisis. How did something seemingly so small trigger a financial meltdown?’ she says, referring to the devaluation of the Thai baht in July 1997 which triggered off a recession in many regional economies.”
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