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CNBC and Manulife Asset Management Partner to Launch Aging in Asia Special

New six-part series examining social and economic implications of Asia's aging phenomenon to air every Monday at 7:50am and 11:50am (SIN/HK)

Singapore, 16 September, 2013 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast the first of a six-part special on the changing demographics in Asia beginning next Monday, 23 September. The six-week series will be broadcast on Mondays on CNBC's Squawk Box Asia at 7:50am (SIN/HK) and Cash Flow at 11:50am (SIN/HK).

Across Asia, populations are greying rapidly. While this represents a huge challenge to policymakers, there are also opportunities. Over six weeks, CNBC will focus on the changing demographics in Asia, its impact on investments and how you should be saving on retirement.

Michael Kearns, Head of News and Programming, CNBC Asia Pacific said,"These tectonic demographic shifts in Asian countries will have a dramatic impact on their local economies, regional dynamics, and the global marketplace. We are excited to chronicle these changes and analyze the effects for CNBC's audience."

Michael Dommermuth, President, International Asset Management, Manulife Asset Management, said, "As a leading provider of retirement solutions operating across 10 markets in Asia, we are pleased to sponsor CNBC's coverage of this important subject."

Aging in Asia will air across CNBC's network in Asia Pacific. It will be supported by a special report on the series that will be featured on

The first episode of the series will feature opportunities and challenges of Asia's silver economy. The online special report on the series can be viewed at

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About CNBC in Asia Pacific

CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 390 million households worldwide. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides seven hours of live Asia-produced programming every weekday, which is complemented with coverage oflive market action from Europe and the US. CNBC Asia Pacific's channels, which include CNBC Asia, CNBC-TV18 (India), CNBC Awaaz (India), CNBC Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) and SBS-CNBC (South Korea) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC also has a collaboration with China Central Television (CCTV). In China CNBC reaches 400 million homes via CCTV's Business Channel programme, Global Connection Show. The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as through digital platforms. For more information visit

About Manulife Asset Management

Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife Financial. Manulife Asset Management provides comprehensive asset management solutions for institutional investors and investment funds in key markets around the world. Manulife Asset Management also provides investment management services to affiliates' retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock. This investment expertise extends across a broad range of asset classes including equity, fixed income and alternative investments such as real estate, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies. Manulife Asset Management has investment presence in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand,Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. In addition, it has a joint venture asset management business in China, Manulife TEDA. It also has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Uruguay. John Hancock Asset Management, Hancock Natural Resource Group and Declaration Management and Research are units of Manulife Asset Management. Manulife Asset Management was named Best Asian Bond House for 2011 by Asia Asset Management. As at 30 June 2013, assets under management were US$247 billion. Additional information about Manulife Asset Management can be found at