Asia Business Report

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Asia Business Report
Asia Business Report.png
New titles used as of January 2013
Created by BBC World News
Presented by Rico Hizon
Sharanjit Leyl
Ali Moore
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Singapore
Running time 15 minutes
Original network BBC World News
BBC News
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 2003 – present
Related shows Newsday
World Business Report
Middle East Business Report
Africa Business Report
India Business Report
Business Edition

Asia Business Report is a business news programme produced by the BBC and is shown on BBC World News during the Asian morning hours. This programme used to be available exclusively in Asia-Pacific, South Asia and Middle East but, as of a 1 February 2010 revamp, is now aired worldwide. It is also currently aired on the UK's domestic BBC News and BBC One channel 3 times daily in the early hours of the morning as part of the Newsday programme.

It is broadcast from the BBC's Singapore bureau which is in the central business district of Singapore. The main presenters are Rico Hizon (Sunday-Wednesday) and Sharanjit Leyl (Thursday) and is usually presented by that day's Newsday presenter.

These times are outside of British Summer Time (London) and Daylight Saving Time (New York). The remaining editions are shown on BBC One and BBC World News is presented


Presenter Current role
Rico Hizon Main Presenter
(Sunday - Wednesday)
Sharanjit Leyl Deputy Presenter (Thursday)
Relief Presenter
Ali Moore Relief Presenter

Mishal Husain once presented this programme but has since returned to Britain to present the main BBC News bulletin for BBC World News.

From January 13–27, 2014, Babita Sharma presented the programme whilst Rico Hizon was in London. Hizon temporarily joined Leyl in London in July 2015 to allow a new Singapore hub to be built over the summer.

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