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CNBC Launches New ‘Asia Tomorrow’ Editorial Series

CNBC partners with DBS Bank to put spotlight on Asia's rise as a global economic power

SINGAPORE, 18 July 2016 – CNBC, the world's leading business and financial news network, today announced the return of the 'Asia Tomorrow' series. The series is delivered in partnership with DBS Bank and marks the third consecutive year CNBC and DBS is uncovering key socio-economic and investment trends in Asia.

This year, the 'Asia Tomorrow' series will kick off with its first segment focusing on one of the largest fintech markets in the world – China. The series premiere will uncover the numerous issues and challenges that need to be ironed out before China's fintech future can be secured.

The four-part series is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, 19 July, 8.40am SG/HK time as part of CNBC's flagship morning programme, Squawk Box Asia.

Viewers can also expect the series to discuss issues that regional markets are facing, like Singapore's struggle with low fertility rates; the Philippines' challenge to ensure the smooth development of solar energy; as well as Japan's robotics startup culture.

In addition to the 'Asia Tomorrow' series, CNBC's partnership with DBS will enable the network to tap into the highly anticipated DBS Asian Insights Conference for in-depth commentary on pertinent issues like innovation, regional property, rates and currencies, and Singapore's connection with China. The DBS Asian Insights Conference will take place on Thursday, 4 August at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. This year, the conference focuses on sustaining Asia's growth and delves into topics such as Asia's future trajectory, reinventing Singapore as well as Asia's economic integration.

"It is timely for us to be partnering with DBS again, to bring back this thought-provoking series. Asia is experiencing major demographic shifts, digital disruptions and changing needs for resources. In our latest season of 'Asia Tomorrow', we are excited to bring to our audiences actionable insights into these megatrends," said Michael Kearns, Head of News and Programming at CNBC Asia Pacific.

"We are pleased to partner CNBC again as we share common objectives of bringing quality and insightful content on Asia, driving thought leadership on megatrends and significant developments impacting Asia,"said Timothy Wong, Head of Group Research and DBS Asian Insights at DBS.

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Mike Cheong
Communications Manager, CNBC Asia Pacific
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M:+65 9852 8630

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DBS - Living, Breathing Asia

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China,Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's capital position, as well as"AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named "Asia's Best Bank" by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and "Best Bank in Asia-Pacific" by Global Finance. The bank has also been named "Safest Bank in Asia" by Global Finance for seven consecutive years from 2009 to 2015.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region's most dynamic markets. The bank is also at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 22,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities.

For more information, please visit www.dbs.com