Asia Business News

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Asia Business News
Launched January 1, 1994
Closed February 1, 1998[1]
Network NBC
Owned by Dow Jones and Company
Slogan "First in Business Worldwide"
Country Singapore
Broadcast area Asia
Headquarters Singapore
Replaced by CNBC Asia

Asia Business News (ABN) was a business news television channel owned by Dow Jones and Company. It was founded on January 1, 1994 and it was based in Singapore. It was the sister network of London-based European Business News (EBN). On 2 February 1998 the channel merged with NBC's CNBC Asia. Initially, most of ABN's programmes and presenters migrated to the new channel and it operated from ABN's former headquarters in Singapore.[2][3] The merged channel was initially named CNBC Asia Business News but on June 1, 1998 it was simply referred to as CNBC Asia.

Past programmes[edit]

  • Breakfast Briefing
  • Asian Wall Street Journal on Air
  • Trading Day
  • Asia Market Digest
  • Storyboard
  • Far Eastern Economic Review on Air
  • Money Talk
  • Corporate Raiders


  • Coco Quisumbing
  • Martin Soong
  • Sydnie Kohara
  • Karen Koh
  • Lynette Lithgow


  • Keiko Bang
  • Lisa Barron
  • Stuart Pallister
  • Jim Sciutto
  • Chris Slaughter


  1. ^ Joshi, Namrata; M.M. Vetticad; Rajadhyaksha, Mrudula (9 February 1998). Teletalk. "It's Only Business". India Today. p. 82. 
  2. ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine. Overseas News Merger Seen By Dow Jones and CNBC. New York Times Online. Published December 8, 1997.
  3. ^ Dow, NBC to merge cable TV operations. Indian Express Newspapers. December 10, 1997.