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Managing Asia Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Singapore, 12 January 2007 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of its premier programs in the Asia Pacific region, "Managing Asia."

"Managing Asia" is a highly distinguished business program that looks inside the minds of top business leaders. Anchor Christine Tan sits down one-on-one with the CEOs and entrepreneurs who set the business agenda for Asia. Guests have included Sir Gordon Wu – Chairman of Hopewell Group, Bill Amelio – CEO of Lenovo, Edward Zander – Chairman and CEO of Motorola, and Jack Ma – Founder and CEO of Alibaba.

“'Managing Asia' is like a crash course MBA. When we talk to CEOs and entrepreneurs, we get first-hand management insights on how they run their companies. The show goes beyond the textbook to seek out real-life success stories,” says Christine Tan, whose been hosting the show for the past 7 years. “It’s all about getting the inside scoop where CEOs speak frankly about the challenges they face.”

“Since launch, 'Managing Asia' has been one of CNBC’s best known and longest running programs,” says John Casey, Director, News and Programming, CNBC Asia Pacific. “The superior quality of 'Managing Asia' provides our elite audiences valuable hands-on insights and innovative management strategies to enhance business practices.”

The reach and quality of the show have resulted in strong sponsorship of the program. This year, the New Zealand High Commission has sponsored a special themed series on leading corporate figures in New Zealand, which will air in February. Interviewees will include Andrew Ferrier - CEO of Fonterra, John Bongard - CEO, Fisher & Paykel Appliances and Jeremy Moon - Founder & CEO of Icebreaker.

In recognition of the program’s success, a leading financial institution (or Credit Suisse) is sponsoring "Managing Asia" 10th Anniversary celebrations. These include a special "Managing Asia" 10th Anniversary series, focusing on key business leaders in the Asia Pacific, who have, in their own way, contributed significantly to the growth and success of the corporate economy in Asia in the last 10 years. The celebrations also include an exclusive 10th Anniversary networking dinner, and the recently launched Managing Asia podcast.

Catch "Managing Asia" on CNBC - Friday 7:30pm-8:00pm (Sin/HK time) with weekend repeats.

About CNBC Asia Pacific:

CNBC Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides eight hours of live Asia-produced programming, which is complemented with coverage of live market action from Europe and the US. CNBC Asia Pacific's channels, which include CNBC Asia, CNBC-TV18 (India), CNBC Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC also has a strategic alliance with China Business Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shanghai Media Group and a partnership with Etomato, one of the top business channels providing 24 hour business news and financial information through cable platforms in South Korea. The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as broadband. CNBC content is also distributed on the 3G platform through selective markets. For more information, please visit us at www.cnbcasia.com.

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