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CNBC is Official Media Partner for 5th World Islamic Economic Forum

Singapore, 13 February 2009 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, is the official media partner for the 5th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) on “Food and Energy Security and Stemming the Tide of Global Financial Crisis”. This year’s WIEF will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from March1-4, 2009.

WIEF is a global conference that acts as an international business platform where the business sectors of the Muslim world meet for business opportunities. Together with government leaders the delegates deliberate, brainstorm and develop solutions for the betterment of the world in general, with specific focus on the Muslim business community.

“We are excited about the partnership. CNBC focuses on covering events that make meaningful economic differences to respective industries and the regions, with a global perspective”, said Jeremy Pink, President and Managing Director of CNBC Asia Pacific.

“This is a great opportunity to build closer ties with the Islamic business community and to learn more about their views in response to the current economic climate,” he added.

Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, Secretary General of World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation said, “We expect WIEF’s partnership with CNBC to widen the reach of this annual Forum. The Forum serves to form and anchor existing as well as potential business networks within the International Islamic Business Communities and this year we expect to attract the participation of country leaders, international business leaders and CEO’s.”

WIEF believes that collaboration is the salient feature of 21st century international relations and business partnerships can become genuine bridges towards peace and prosperity between the Muslim and non-Muslim world.

For more information on WIEF please visit: www.wief.org and www.5thwiefindonesia.com.

About CNBC Asia Pacific:

CNBC Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides nine and a half 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 Shanghai Media Group, which wholly owns a subsidiary, China Business Network, and a partnership with Digital Chosun, part of the Chosun group of companies, the biggest media conglomerate 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.asia.cnbc.com.

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