Ross Westgate hosts CNBC's worldwide daily business news programme, "Worldwide Exchange".
He is one of CNBC's most experienced anchors, with over 13 years experience in financial broadcasting. Prior to " Worldwide Exchange," Ross anchored "Morning Exchange" and "Power Lunch Europe" and regularly anchored " Squawk Box." In addition, he has presented the channel's Media Talk series of programmes and sports series, "Money and Sport."
Ross covers many high-profile business events on behalf of CNBC, including the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos and the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He is also a contributor to City AM and an ambassador for The Prince's Trust.
Before studying for a postgraduate in broadcast journalism, Ross worked for six years in London, where he trained as a stockbroker, working with private clients.
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Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed away at the age of 87. Thatcher, the UK's only female prime minister, was one of the most influential figures in post-war Britain and world politics. She was elected to office in 1979.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, and takes a look at the trading action in Wolseley and Kingfisher.
Xin Zhang, CEO of SOHO China, Beijing's largest property developer, tells CNBC that the period of intense mass urbanization for China is coming to an end but high demand for office space remains.
Fu Jun, executive dean of Peking University tells CNBC that there are questions about the demand side of growth in China.
Hamish Tyrwhitt, CEO of Leighton Holdings, Australia's largest construction company, tells CNBC that the demand for volume in mining remains and they see a doubling of energy demand over the next decade.