CNBC began broadcasting from its Abu Dhabi offices on Monday.
“Capital Connection,” fronted by its Middle East anchor Hadley Gamble, is airing from its new studios based within the Abu Dhabi Global Market, the UAE Capital’s International Financial Centre.
CNBC’s Nancy Hungerford will co-anchor the show from the network’s Asia headquarters within the Singapore Exchange.
“We’ve been reporting the Middle East business story to CNBC’s elite global audience for years,” said Gamble in a statement. “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.
John Casey, CNBC’s senior vice president 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, we plan to connect Abu Dhabi to the world’s financial capitals.”
The network will also use its new home in Abu Dhabi to establish a stronger editorial presence across the region. CNBC has also said it will expand both its feature franchise “Access Middle East” and its regional event coverage as part of its expansion.