CNBC Asia is a Southeast Asian pay television business channel in Asia. A subsidiary Of NBCUniversal, it is the Asian service of the CNBC (Consumer News and Business Channel). Its programmes originate from Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney.

CNBC logo
Launched20 June 1995
Owned byNBCUniversal
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
Slogan"First in business worldwide"
Broadcast areaAsia
Australia / New Zealand
HeadquartersSingapore, Noida[1]
ReplacedAsia Business News
Sister channel(s)E!
Universal TV Australia
Syfy Australia
13th Street Australia
Diva Asia
Golf Channel
Style Network Australia
DreamWorks Channel
Sky News
CNBC World
WebsiteOfficial website
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 644
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 518
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 781
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 337
Hot Bird11127 v SR 27500
SKY Network Television (New Zealand)Channel 091
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 132 (SD)
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 312
Channel 179
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 707 (HD)
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 127
Now TV (Hong Kong TV channel) (Hong Kong)Channel 319
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 644
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 111 (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 26 (Analog)
Channel 111 (Digital)
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 781
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 238
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 810
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 41
Chunghwa Telecom MOD (Taiwan)[2]Channel 554
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 319
UseeTV (Indonesia)Channel 803
Fetch TV (Australia)Channel 181 (HD)
CHT MOD (Taiwan)Channel 554
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 173 (HD)


1995–1997: pre-ABN merger

CNBC Asia was launched on 20 June 1995 along with sister channel NBC Asia. It was originally based in Hong Kong. Anchors such as Rico Hizon, Bernard Lo, Lorraine Hahn, Dalton Tanonaka and Bill Hartley were part of the original CNBC Asia team. It adopted similar programmes from its US counterpart like The Money Wheel and Business Tonight and had a few of its own programmes as well. In addition, the channel has broadcast programmes from CNBC US and CNBC Europe on a live and repeat basis.

Post-ABN merger

In December 1997, Dow Jones & Company and NBC announced the merger of their international business news channels. This resulted in a merger of CNBC Asia with Dow Jones' Asia Business News (ABN), and likewise of CNBC Europe with European Business News. The merged channel launched on 1 February 1998 and was named CNBC Asia Business News but it was simply referred to as CNBC Asia in mid-1998. As a result of the merger, there were massive employee lay-offs and programme cancellations at CNBC's Asia original headquarters in Hong Kong but Rico Hizon, Geoff Cutmore and Bernard Lo joined the newly merged channel whose operations have been based in Singapore ever since. Programmes and personalities came mostly from ABN and were for the most part retained in their original form (i.e., title and graphics scheme). CNBC Asia also mainly used ABN's own graphics scheme rather than adopt those in use by CNBC US and CNBC Europe. In addition, there was no regional ticker for most audiences until 26 October 1998 and simulcasts of US and European programmes were very limited.

From then (until January 2006) the international CNBC services carried the tagline "A Service of NBC (Universal) and Dow Jones" (or depending on other local partners, a variation of this tagline) when introducing regional programmes (including magazine programmes) and airing general channel promotions.


On 1 June 1998, CNBC Asia added CNBC Sports which it aired weekend afternoons and in October 1998, it also started airing selected episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien on weekend evenings as CNBC Asia was replaced by the National Geographic Channel. When CNBC Asia launched its regional ticker in 1998, it introduced new shows such as Lunch Money (later replaced by Power Lunch Asia in 1999) and Market Watch (later renamed Global Market Watch) where the latter was produced by CNBC Europe but anchored from both London and Singapore. In addition, the channel substantially increased CNBC Europe programming in the afternoon by airing Europe Today in its entirety.

In October 1999, CNBC Asia had a partnership with the Australian Financial Review to present The Australian Financial Review Market Wrap, a daily round-up of market news from the Australian region hosted by James Walker and Grace Phan.

Major programming changes occurred on 30 October 2000 with CNBC Asia expanding Asia Squawk Box to two hours, Asia Market Watch to two hours in the morning and 1½ hours in the afternoon and Power Lunch Asia to one full hour. CNBC Asia's ticker was also reformatted on that day to include colours reflecting change in the stock prices (green for an increase and red for a decrease) and a stock's ticker symbol.

In 2001, CNBC Asia introduced localised tickers to audiences in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore and has since kept the ticker on the screen during commercial breaks.

In July 2001, Asia Squawk Box was further extended to three hours and more programming hours from CNBC US and CNBC Europe were added to the line-up. This was further extended in 2002 when US programming started at 20.00 SIN time uninterrupted on weeknights.

2006: full control by NBC Universal

In July 2005, it was announced that NBC Universal would take full control of CNBC Asia from 31 December 2005, subject to clearance. The channel's main sequences reverted from "CNBC Asia - A Service of NBC Universal and Dow Jones" to simply "CNBC Asia" on 1 January 2006. But, on 30 October 2006, to further distinguish itself between its other counterparts, "CNBC Asia" simply rebranded itself as "CNBC", and adopting CNBC's new general slogan, "First in Business Worldwide".

2007 programming revamp

During the week of 19 March 2007, CNBC Asia commenced promotions for Squawk Australia, hosted by James, which debuted on 26 March 2007 from a studio in Sydney. It aired from 9.00 Sydney time/6.00 SIN/HK time weekdays. A revamped Asia Squawk Box, anchored by Amanda Drury and Martin Soong, followed at 7.00 SIN/HK time weekdays.

CNBC also launched two brand new shows that replaced Market Watch and the CNBC Europe programme Today's Business. CNBC's Cash Flow, anchored by Maura Fogarty (first hour) and Amanda Drury (second hour), was originally intensely trader and investor based. Following on from the success of Worldwide Exchange, another joint production, Capital Connection was launched. It was originally anchored by Maura Fogarty in Singapore, and Steve Sedgwick in London. Unlike Worldwide Exchange, which was originally produced by CNBC Europe (until production of that show was relocated to CNBC US on 4 January 2016), Capital Connection is produced by CNBC Asia.

On 27 September 2007, CNBC Asia announced strategic initiatives to push into the Australian market. Two new shows were introduced to the network: Trading Matters, a wrap-up of the day's market action, and Australia This Week, a concise show summarizing the week's highlights. Both shows are anchored by then-newly appointed CNBC anchor Oriel Morrison, formerly of Channel Nine and Bloomberg Television. The shows debuted on 2 and 6 October 2007 respectively at 17.30 Sydney time/15.30 SIN time as the channel moved its Sydney bureau into a new studio situated across from the Australian Stock Exchange building. The move has also seen CNBC Australia re-introduce opt-outs from the pan-Asian feed for additional airings of Trading Matters and Australia This Week.

2007: return to Sydney

It was announced on 5 March 2007 that CNBC Asia would be opening a bureau in Sydney to track the Australian markets. This was in light of the recent global market correction. Squawk Box has had reports from Jeffrey James (a former Business Presenter with Deutsche Welle DW-TV) who was also the original anchor of Squawk Australia. James was the first on-camera presence from CNBC since Mark Laudi returned to Singapore from Sydney. James anchored Squawk Australia from a temporary location on the 11th floor of Sydney's General Electric headquarters (NAB House) from early 2007 whilst a new studio was being constructed in nearby Bridge Street. He left the show in October 2008. In 2007, Oriel Morrison also joined the Sydney bureau to give reports during the afternoon session there. She anchored a 30-minute afternoon show for CNBC called Trading Matters.

On 7 January 2008, Foxtel spun off a business channel from Sky News Australia called Sky News Business Channel (named after Fox Business Network in the United States).

In August 2008, The Daily Telegraph reported that Channel Nine's finance reporter Karen Tso, will be joining the network in October 2008. She became the network's Sydney-based correspondent and anchored Squawk Australia, thus replacing Jeffrey James.

In mid-2009, CNBC launched a new personal finance show, The Barefoot Investor, with Australian personal finance expert Scott Pape. This is similar to The Suze Orman Show and is seen on the Australian feed during weekends.

2010: new studio new look

On 14 June 2010, CNBC Asia moved to a new studio inside the Singapore Exchange. The new studio features a rear projection wall that principally gives an overview of regional market action (very similar to what CNBC Europe has). The left side of the studio has three LCD screens where a reporter stands beside to feature one story or highlight per screen. CNBC Asia also adopted the graphics package that CNBC US and CNBC Europe have been using since 2 March 2010. CNBC also premièred another production hub in Bahrain. This hub is used by presenters to report on Middle East business and is one of the three locations from which Capital Connection is presented.

2014: new studio in Hong Kong and picture format change to 16:9

Started from 30 March 2014 CNBC Asia changed its picture format to 16:9 as a standard broadcast format. CNBC Europe followed suit on 31 March 2014. Both networks debuted a then-new, updated graphics package, including new lower-thirds. This on-air style did not carry over to CNBC US, which still had the old on-air style used from 1 March 2010 to 10 October 2014. CNBC US also switched its own picture format to 16:9 on 13 October 2014.


On 9 February 2015, CNBC Asia once again updated its graphics package, this time with new titles and new theme music that was based on the US version used since 13 October 2014. Exactly a month later (9 March 2015), its sister network in Europe followed suit. This new on-air style, which is designed by Magoo 3D Studios, matched its US counterpart. Except for Asia Squawk Box and Capital Connection, all of the programmes share the same theme music, which is different from US and Europe versions (each of their programmes have their individual music). CNBC also was added to Dialog TV in Sri Lanka.

On 29 October 2018, Street Signs was expanded to three hours due to the cancellation of The Rundown, which also resulted in Asia Squawk Box returning to the previous 6-9am SIN/HK timeslot.


2014 programming revamp

During the week of 31 March 2014, CNBC launched two brand new shows that replaced The Call and Cash Flow. These were early morning show The Rundown and Street Signs replaced Cash Flow. CNBC also unveiled a redesigned studio in Hong Kong for Squawk Box. CNBC also premiered another production hub in Beijing.

Weekday line-up

CNBC Asia produces live business day programming from 6 am to 1 pm SIN/HK time during DST or 6 am to 2 pm without DST (also SIN/HK time). The channel's weekday business day programmes (pan-Asian feed) are[3]

In addition, CNBC Asia produces two weekly shows. These programmes are in the pan-Asian feed at 5 pm SIN/HK time (during DST) or 6 pm that same time (without DST) on the days indicated below, repeated at various times over the weekend. These are:

  • Inside China – Eunice Yoon (Friday only)
  • Managing AsiaChristine Tan (Friday only)


CNBC Asia broadcasts lifestyle and sporting programmes, branded under CNBC Life, showings of CNBC US documentaries and weekly business shows such as Managing Asia, Investing Asia, Investing Edge, Access: Middle East, Suze Orman, Inside China and On the Money. Back-to-back editions of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon are shown during the evening.

End-of-year programming

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CNBC Asia outside broadcasting 2006

In the last 1–2 weeks of the year, CNBC pre-empts most of its regionally produced daytime programming and replaces them with pre-taped specials. Among the daytime programmes, only one hour of Asia Squawk Box is usually broadcast at this time. Simulcasts of programmes originating from CNBC US and CNBC Europe remain unaffected. Regular programming usually resumes immediately after New Year's Day.

Former programmes

Among the shows that have been canceled are:


  • Breakfast Briefing (2 February 1998 – 31 March 2000, replaced by CNBC Today on 3 April 2000)
  • CNBC Today (3 April 2000 – 15 March 2002, replaced by Asia Wake Up Call on 18 March 2002)
  • Asia Wake Up Call (18 March 2002 – 28 March 2003, replaced by Asia Squawk Box on 31 March 2003)
  • Trading Day (2 February 1998 – 31 March 2000, replaced by Asia Market Watch and European Market Watch on 3 April 2000)
  • Lunch Money (2 February 1998 – 29 October 1999, replaced by Power Lunch Asia on 1 November 1999)
  • Power Lunch Asia (1 November 1999 – 28 March 2003, replaced by Meet The Press and US Business Center on 31 March 2003 after Rico Hizon's leave)
  • Asia Market Wrap (2 February 1998 – 2 December 2005, replaced by Squawk Box Europe then Worldwide Exchange on 19 December 2005)
  • Asia Nightly News (2 February 1998 – 30 June 2000, replaced by e on 3 July 2000)
  • Global Market Watch (3 April 2000 – 27 October 2000, replaced by Business Center on 30 October 2000)
  • Business Center (30 October 2000 – 15 February 2005, replaced by CNBC Tonight)
  • Australia Market Wrap (1 January 2001 – 2 January 2004)
  • Australia Market Week (6 April 2001 – 2 January 2004)
  • The Australian Financial Review Market Wrap (1 November 1999 – 29 December 2000, replaced by Australia Market Wrap)
  • Business Centre Australia (January 2001 – 2 January 2004)
  • e (5 April 2000 – 15 February 2005, replaced by CNBC Tonight)
  • CNBC Tonight (16 February 2005 – 16 December 2005, replaced by Worldwide Exchange)
  • The Asian Wall Street Journal (2 February 1998 – 15 February 2005, replaced by CNBC Tonight)
  • Asia Market Watch (3 April 2000 – 23 March 2007, replaced by CNBC's Cash Flow and Asia Squawk Box on 26 March 2007)
  • Cash Flow (originally CNBC's Cash Flow, then Cash Flow From Australia; 26 March 2007 – 28 March 2014, replaced by Street Signs)
  • The Call (14 June 2010 – 28 March 2014)
  • The Rundown (31 March 2014 – 26 October 2018)

Primetime and weekends

  • Generation e (replaced by CNBC Tonight)
  • CEO Australia
  • dot.commerce (replaced by e in April 2000)
  • Far Eastern Economic Review or Review On Air (cancelled in April 2001)
  • Driven (cancelled in 2000)
  • Over Asia (cancelled in 1999)
  • New Company
  • Lo & Company
  • Asian Working Woman (cancelled in April 2001)
  • Smart Money (cancelled in 2000)
  • Challenging Asia (cancelled in 2000)
  • Storyboard (cancelled 29 October 2000)
  • Asia This Week (cancelled in March 2003 after Rico Hizon's leave)

Sports coverage

Simulcasts outside the region

In the US, all of CNBC Asia's daytime programmes are seen on CNBC World.

In Europe, during the mid to late 2000s CNBC Europe had chosen to scale back simulcasts of CNBC Asia programming overnight in favour of teleshopping and later poker games and CNBC Asia's entire morning line-up had only been seen on Monday mornings. During the rest of the week, only the second hour of Street Signs and Capital Connection were seen on CNBC Europe. However, in 2009, CNBC Europe began showing almost the entire CNBC Asia schedule throughout the week.

Since 23 April 2007, a free live and commercial-free stream of CNBC Asia has been available on every Monday, from 6AM to 4PM SIN/HK/TWN time (Sundays 6PM to 4AM ET with DST).[4] At other times, the stream can be accessed by subscribing to CNBC Plus, which costs $9.95/month or $99.95/year.

Since 4 January 2016, Worldwide Exchange is not shown on Fridays due to clashing with weekend shows (Inside China, The Edge) and Managing Asia.

CNBC Asia ticker

During the trading day, CNBC Asia runs a ticker providing information from major Asian stock exchanges, as well as US and Europe recaps. The top bar usually features the Most Active shares in the region while the bottom bar gives the latest data on indices, currencies, commodities and the treasury market. At night, the old CNBC US ticker is simulated where only the ticker symbols are displayed instead of the companies' full names. The ticker is shown continuously during commercial breaks and most of the data for the Asian ticker is supplied by Reuters.

Viewers in Singapore and Australia are treated to a more localised ticker with the top bar featuring trades from their respective local stock markets exclusively.

Outside Asia, the ticker can be seen alongside CNBC Asia programmes simulcasted on CNBC Europe and CNBC World. However, the ticker is not available on CNBC Asia's live stream at (both freeview and CNBC Plus) and is instead replaced by a similar looking static strip which says "CNBC" on the top bar and its tagline "First in Business Worldwide" on the lower bar.

Notable on-air staff


  • Amanda DrurySydney-based anchor
  • Tanvir Gill
  • Nancy Hungerford – Asia Squawk Box anchor
  • Sri Jegarajah – senior correspondent
  • Chery Kang – Hong Kong correspondent
  • Arjun Kharpal – tech reporter
  • Will Koulouris – Sydney correspondent
  • Bernard LoAsia Squawk Box anchor
  • Oriel Morrison – Street Signs anchor
  • Dan Murphy – Singapore correspondent
  • Martin SoongStreet Signs anchor
  • Emily Tan – Hong Kong correspondent
  • Christine TanManaging Asia anchor
  • Matthew Taylor – Capital Connection anchor
  • Eunice YoonChina correspondent




Other CNBC Asia Services and partnerships

CNBC-based channels

In conjunction with local partners it provides the following local channels:

Other TV and print partners

Airline partners

Managing Asia can be seen on Singapore Airlines and JET Airlines in India.[6]

Mobile services and podcasts

CNBC Asia also delivers financial news to mobile phone users by keying in Subscribers in Singapore's M1, Indonesia's Telkomsel and Cambodia's Mobitel can see live streaming of the channel and selected on-demand clips from its shows.[7]

The channel also offers podcasts free-of-charge.


  • "Capitalize On It" (January 2015 – present)
  • "First in Business Worldwide" (1996–1998, 28 October 2006 – present)
  • "The World Leader in Business News" (1 January 2006 – 27 October 2006)
  • "Now more than ever" (July 2002 – December 2002)
  • "Profit from it" (30 October 2000 – 31 December 2005)
  • "The World is Asia Business" (circa 1999)
  • "Business Intelligence" (1998 – 29 October 2000)
  • "A Service of NBCUniversal and Dow Jones" (1998 – 31 December 2005, 2007–present)


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-05. Retrieved 2006-10-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "CNBC to Introduce New Programming Line-up in Asia". CNBC. 27 March 2014.
  4. ^ / NBC Universal Media Village : Get the Edge on Wall Street: Live Coverage of the Opening of the Asian Markets on 19 April 2007.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2009-10-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Krisworld Television Learning Programmes
  7. ^ CNBC Extends Reach through 3 Additional Mobile Operators in Asia Pacific. 24 April 2007. [1]

External links

Asia Business News

Asia Business News (ABN) was a business news television channel owned by Dow Jones and Company. It was founded on November 1, 1993 and it was based in Singapore. It was the sister network of London-based European Business News (EBN). On 2 February 1998 the channel merged with NBC's CNBC Asia. Initially, most of ABN's programmes and presenters migrated to the new channel and it operated from ABN's former headquarters in Singapore. The merged channel was initially named CNBC Asia Business News but on July 1, 1998 it was simply referred to as CNBC Asia.

Asia Squawk Box

Asia Squawk Box is a television business news program on CNBC Asia, aired Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Hong Kong/Singapore/Taiwan time). This programme is also aired on CNBC World in the United States at the respective time (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday without daylight saving time, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with DST), and on CNBC Europe from 11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Business Center (TV program)

Business Center is a primetime a business news television program that was broadcast on CNBC Asia. It debuted in October 2000 to replace the Asian Edition of Global Market Watch. The program took its name from CNBC United States' flagship evening show, Business Center and while it shared the same lower-thirds, the background for the charts remained the same as the ones used during other daytime shows. It was initially presented by Martin Soong and Grace Phan. Regular contributors to the show included Maria Bartiromo (CNBC US) and Nick Hastings (Dow Jones Newswires). Various reporters from CNBC Europe also gave updates on the European trading day. The show was ultimately replaced in February 2005 by CNBC Tonight.

CNBC Europe

CNBC Europe (referred to on air simply as CNBC) is a business and financial news television channel which airs across Europe. The station is based in London, where it shares the Adrian Smith-designed 10 Fleet Place building with organisations including Dow Jones & Company. Along with CNBC Asia, the channel is operated by the Singapore-headquartered CNBC subsidiary company CNBC International, which is in turn wholly owned by NBCUniversal.

As the most viewed pan-European financial TV channel according to the 2010 EMS survey, the broadcaster reaches over 100 million households across the continent. CNBC Europe produces four hours of live programming each weekday and airs reports and content for its global sister stations and the outlets of NBC News.

Cash Flow (TV program)

Cash Flow (formerly CNBC's Cash Flow and Cash Flow From Australia) was a television business news program on CNBC Asia. It is produced by CNBC Asia from Singapore by a team of journalists and aired each weekday at 10:00 am Singapore/Hong Kong/Taiwan time. It was broadcast live from CNBC Asia's studio in Sydney and presented by Oriel Morrison and at Hong Kong's studio presented by Bernard Lo for the first hour. It was originally presented by Maura Fogarty for the first hour and Amanda Drury for the second hour and was broadcast live from Singapore. Cash Flow was seen in the United States on the CNBC World channel every Sunday through Thursday at 10:00 pm Eastern Time (9:00 pm ET without Daylight Saving Time) and on CNBC Europe at 3:00 UTC

List of CNBC channels

This is a list of channels broadcast under the CNBC brand by NBCUniversal and its affiliates around the world. Following on from the original United States-based channel, launched in 1989, European and Asian versions were established in 1995 and 1996 respectively. Since then, sub-continental and local language versions of the channel have been created in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, many under a licensing agreement. At present, sixteen distinct CNBC channels exist worldwide, of which seven are wholly owned by NBCUniversal and a further nine have NBCUniversal as a minority stakeholder. A further channel, the Korean language operated SBS-CNBC, began broadcasting on December 28, 2009 in conjunction with Seoul Broadcasting System. Later, the Indonesian Language operated CNBC Indonesia, is launched in 2018 in conjunction with Trans Media.

Market Watch

Market Watch is a show on CNBC that aired from 10 am to 12 noon ET, hosted by Martha MacCallum and Ted David (for the first hour), and Bob Sellers and Consuelo Mack (for the second hour). It was replaced by Midday Call on 4 February 2002.

The show gave viewers the latest business news during the morning trading session. Regular segments included Taking Stock where viewers could phone-in and ask the guest analysts' recommendations on certain stocks.

Market Wrap

Market Wrap is a show on CNBC that aired between 4pm and 6pm ET, and it was replaced by Closing Bell on Feb 4, 2002. The series was premiered in 1989 as Market Wrap-Up was Anchored by Bill Griffeth and others. In 1996 when Cavuto leaving from CNBC for Fox News Channel and Sister Network financial Unit.

European Market Wrap was the equivalent program on CNBC Europe, but it was replaced by European Closing Bell in 2003.

There was also a program on CNBC Asia called Asia Market Wrap, but it ended on December 2, 2005, and was replaced by Worldwide Exchange on December 19, 2005.

Nikkei CNBC

Nikkei CNBC (日経CNBC) is a business and financial news television channel broadcast in Japan. It is owned primarily by CNBC Asia and Japanese media group Nihon Keizai Shimbun and TV Tokyo Holdings Corporation.

The channel is a result of the merger of the former Nikkei Satellite News (launched 1990) and Asia Business News (launched 1997, renamed CNBC Business News in 1998) by an agreement with CNBC Asia and Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

Power Lunch

Power Lunch is a television business news program on CNBC, airing between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern Time. It is presented by Tyler Mathisen, Melissa Lee and Kelly Evans.

Squawk Alley

Squawk Alley is an American business news program aired on CNBC from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern Time. It is broadcast live Monday through Friday from a trading-floor set inside Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange, which is shared with Squawk on the Street and Closing Bell.

Squawk Box

Squawk Box is an American business news television program that airs at breakfast time on CNBC. The program is co-hosted by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Since debuting in 1995, the show has spawned a number of versions across CNBC's international channels, many of which employ a similar format. The program title originates from a term used in investment banks and stock brokerages for a permanent voice circuit or intercom used to communicate stock deals or sales priorities; it also may refer to the squawk of a bird, like a peacock, which is the logo of CNBC.

Squawk Box Europe

Squawk Box Europe (since May 2011, billed on-screen as just Squawk Box) is a television business news programme on CNBC Europe, aired from 7-10am CET (6-9am WET) each weekday. It also airs on CNBC Asia between 2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. Hong Kong / Singapore time (1.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m. with DST), and in the United States on CNBC World at the respective time, 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m., ET. The programme is co-anchored by Geoff Cutmore, Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso. Prior to June 2003, the programme ran for only two hours, between 7.00 to 9.00 UK time but later gained an hour from Today's Business.

Street Signs (TV program)

Street Signs is a television business program that originally aired on CNBC, and currently airs on CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe. Before the Asian version debuted on March 31, 2014 (see "CNBC Asia" further down this page for more information), it was broadcast on CNBC at 2:00pm ET. The CNBC United States version's final episode aired on February 6, 2015, due to Power Lunch returning to a two-hour format. The European version of Street Signs, which is aired in a one-hour format on CNBC Europe, debuted January 4, 2016 (see "CNBC Europe" further down this page for more information).

The Call (American TV program)

The Call is an American television business news program which on CNBC between 11AM to 12 noon ET weekdays from August 2007 to October 2011. Previous programs shown in the same time slot were The Money Wheel with Ted David and Martha MacCallum and Market Watch and Morning Call. The Call offered a clear focus on real-time market coverage at the heart of the trading day.

The Kudlow Report

The Kudlow Report was a news television program about business and politics hosted by Larry Kudlow, that aired on the CNBC television channel at 7pm ET until March 28, 2014. The show began airing on January 26, 2009. It is a successor to Kudlow & Company, which aired from 2005 until October 2008. Kudlow & Company was a spinoff of the show Kudlow & Cramer which Kudlow co-hosted from 2002 to 2005. Kudlow & Cramer was called America Now from 2001 to 2002.

Transcripts of Kudlow's comments on the program are available on Kudlow's blog, Kudlow's Money Politic$.

On October 10, 2007, CNBC moved Kudlow & Company from the 5pm ET to the 7pm ET timeslot, being replaced by Fast Money.During the show's opening, Kudlow recited the "Kudlow creed", summarizing the show's politico-economic inclination: "We believe that free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity!"

On March 7, 2014, CNBC announced that The Kudlow Report would end its run on the network at the end of March 2014. Kudlow then became a senior contributor on the network.

The Rundown (Singaporean TV program)

The Rundown is a Singaporean pre-market business news television program broadcast from the Singapore Exchange Monday through Friday on CNBC Asia. The program aired daily across the Asia Pacific from 06:00 AM to 07:00 AM in Singapore and Hong Kong. It debuted on March 31, 2014, and aired through October 26, 2018.

It was also broadcast internationally Sunday through Thursday in the United States CNBC World but only the Monday edition of the programme was seen on CNBC Europe. The program was available in more than 385 million homes worldwide.

The Wall Street Journal Asia

The Wall Street Journal Asia, a version of The Wall Street Journal, provides news and analysis of global business developments for an Asian audience. Formerly known as The Asian Wall Street Journal, it was founded in 1976 and is printed in nine Asian cities: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo. Average circulation for 2011 was 83,421. Its largest markets in order of importance are: Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, India, and Vietnam.

The paper's main regional office is in Hong Kong, and its former editor, international, was Daniel Hertzberg.

The first editor and publisher of the Asian Journal was Peter R. Kann, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Company.

The Wall Street Journal Asia can also be found at The Wall Street Journal Online at, the largest paid subscription news site on the Web. The Wall Street Journal Asia is also published online in Chinese at

The final print edition of the newspaper was published on 9 October 2017.

Worldwide Exchange

Worldwide Exchange is a television business news program on CNBC channels around the world. It used to be broadcast live from studios on three continents until May 11, 2012. The programme is anchored by Brian Sullivan and is produced at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Prior to January 4, 2016, it was produced by CNBC Europe in London.

Originally billed as "the first ever global business news broadcast", Worldwide Exchange began broadcasting in December 2005, and was the first CNBC program to be jointly produced by three of the network's regional channels. As a result of the success of Worldwide Exchange, a second joint production, Capital Connection, debuted on CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia on March 26, 2007.

Worldwide Exchange replaced Wake Up Call, an early morning pre-market program on CNBC US; Morning Exchange, a mid-morning program on CNBC Europe; as well as Asia Market Wrap and CNBC Tonight on CNBC Asia, a daily wrap-up of the top business news in Asia.

On October 13, 2014, Worldwide Exchange was switched to a full 16:9 letterbox presentation and re-launched in 1080i high-definition on CNBC US.

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