CNBC's Squawk on the Road Live from Paris

London and Paris, 12 April 2012 – CNBC’s flagship morning programme, Squawk Box will host the entire programme live from Paris on 16 April from the Palais Brongniart, the former home of the French Stock Exchange.

With the French Presidential election less than a week away, the programme will provide local expert analysis on the health of the country’s economy, the impact of the election on business in France and the significance of France’s role in leading the Euro zone out of the credit crisis.

Guests at the special camera position will include:

François Mallet, Managing Director & Head of Equity at Kepler Capital Markets (Guest host)Pierre-Yves Gauthier, Founding Partner at Alphavalue (Guest host)Jean-François Robin, Economic Research & Global Head of Strategy at NatixisDominique Barbet, Senior Economist at BNP ParibasBruno Jeanbart, Director Political Studies & Opinion Polls at OpinionwayLaurent Deydier, Portfolio Manager at Banque Jean-Philippe Hottinguer.

The programme’s presenters Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso will be joined by Paris reporter Stéphane Pedrazzi for the three hour programme, which is usually produced live from CNBC’s regional headquarters in London.

Around the world, Squawk Box is the ultimate ‘pre-market’ news and talk show, providing must-see commentary and analysis wrapped around the market open. Each day the biggest names in business bring their most important stories to the programme. Squawk Box's unique sense of street smarts and wit, mixed with business news and an unscripted and fast-paced exchange of banter, makes it essential viewing for any investor who wants a jumpstart on the business day.

Viewers can get involved in the programme by e-mailing their questions and comments to You can also follow CNBC and Squawk Box on Twitter @CNBCWorld

Presenter Karen Tso recently joined the Squawk Box team in Europe and brings a unique perspective having presented Squawk Box on CNBC’s Asia Pacific network in Singapore.

“Each day we dissect the biggest stories influencing global markets, companies and politics so that viewers hear first hand how the big money is being positioned before markets open for trade,” says Tso. “It’s great to be here in Paris to look at the French market at such a critical time. No matter where we are, what I love about presenting the programme are the intelligent discussions that we have with our guests on what is driving market sentiment, combined with lively debate with my co-presenters, who are no strangers to hard talk and street-smart conversation.”

Tune-in to Squawk Box each business day 07.00 – 10.00am CET.

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