Asia Business First
Asia Business First is a fast-paced business bulletin focusing on the biggest stories from Southeast Asia. Coming out of the heart of the Singapore business district, the show provides an on-the-ground perspective. The show will also see Channel NewsAsia's correspondents across Asia presenting an in-depth look at key industries across Asia - including business trends and lifestyle options.
Every Weekday 9AM - 9.30AM (SIN/HK)
Presenter of the International Business Desk
Adam Bakhtiar joined Channel NewsAsia in February 2016. As Presenter of the International Business Desk, Adam fronts the channel’s newest dedicated business show, Asia Business First.
Adam’s journalism career began nine and a half years ago at CNBC Asia Pacific in Singapore. As Anchor and Correspondent at CNBC, his coverage extended from Asia to Europe and North America. His primary focus was North and Southeast Asia, delivering the latest market moving news with context for the viewers.
Adam has interviewed high profile global business personalities and some of the region’s most influential leaders, including Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Outside of television, Adam has moderated financial conferences for banks and also the ASEAN Tourism Forum in 2014.
Prior to joining CNBC, Adam worked as a stock broker with CIMB Investment Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree from Deakin University, Australia.
You can follow Adam on Twitter: @AdamBakhtiarCNA