CNBC to Broadcast Townhall Special “Where the Jobs Are”

Singapore, 26 August, 2009 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast its first Townhall debate in Asia entitled "Where the Jobs Are" out of the Singapore Stock Exchange. The show will premiere on Saturday, September 5 at 9pm(SIN/HK).

As the economy deteriorated in 2008, job losses in Singapore almost doubled. In this CNBC special, “Where the Jobs Are”, CNBC assembles a panel of industry experts and an audience of finance professionals to discuss the challenges the industry faces and where the opportunities are.

CNBC’s Martin Soong and Chloe Cho co-host this one-hour taped special in front of a live studio audience. Fast-paced and opinionated, this will be a must-watch television event for anyone with an interest in the financial sector.

Guests include:
· Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Manpower, Singapore
· Simon Machell, CEO, Aviva Asia Pacific
· Mike Game, CEO, Asia, Hudson

"CNBC is committed to qualitative debate and content," said John Casey, Vice President, News and Programming, CNBC Asia Pacific. "This Townhall special gets the brightest names in the industry and government to discuss one of the most important topics affecting the region, the job market, by bringing it front and center."

Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 21:00 (SIN/HK).
Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 06:00 (SIN/HK).

About CNBC Asia Pacific
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