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Asia Business News
LaunchedNovember 1, 1993
ClosedJuly 1, 1998[1] (merger with CNBC Asia)
Owned byDow Jones and Company
Broadcast areaAsia
Replaced byCNBC Asia

Past programmes

  • Breakfast Briefing
  • Asian Wall Street Journal on Air
  • Trading Day
  • Asia Market Digest
  • Storyboard
  • Far Eastern Economic Review on Air
  • Money Talk
  • Corporate Raiders



  • Keiko Bang
  • Lisa Barron
  • Stuart Pallister
  • Jim Sciutto
  • Chris Slaughter


  1. ^ Joshi, Namrata; M.M. Vetticad, Anna; Rajadhyaksha, Mrudula (9 February 1998). "It's Only Business". Teletalk. India Today. p. 82.
  2. ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine (8 December 1997). "Overseas News Merger Seen By Dow Jones and CNBC". Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Dow, NBC to merge cable TV operations". Indian Express Newspapers. December 10, 1997. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014.
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