CNBC Tonight

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CNBC Tonight
Presented byMay Lee
Teymoor Nabili
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s)English
Running time120 minutes
Original networkCNBC Asia
Original release16 February –
16 December 2005
Preceded byBusiness Center
The Asian Wall Street Journal
Followed byWorldwide Exchange
Squawk Box

CNBC Tonight is a weeknight business news programme broadcast live from 1800 - 2000 HK/SG/TWN time on CNBC Asia from 16 February 2005 to 16 December 2005. It took the timeslot vacated by 3 former CNBC Asia programmes, Business Center, The Asian Wall Street Journal and e. The two-hour programme combined the mix of Asian and global news headlines, corporate news and personal finance. It also featured upscale lifestyle features on travel, health, food and leisure. CNBC Tonight was co-hosted by May Lee and Teymoor Nabili.


Main and daily segments

  • AWSJ (Asian Wall Street Journal)
    • The journalists and editors from The Asian Wall Street Journal analyse the day's top business and political stories and offer a preview of the headlines in the next day's paper.
  • China Focus
    • The CNBC correspondent in Shanghai, Cheng Lei provides daily insight into the market-moving deals and events in China, and what they mean for the economy, investors and consumers.
  • e
    • Hosted by the CNBC technology correspondent, Keith Liu, this segment focuses on the emerging trends and the big names behind technology headlines and also review the best new gadgets. It starts at 1930 HK/SG time from Monday to Thursday.
  • Global Stock Patrol
    • CNBC's correspondents in the US, Europe and Asia provide a live roundup of global markets.
  • Paper Chase
    • At the end of the programme, Teymoor Nabili and May Lee look into at the media coverage in various Asian countries.

Weekly and occasional segments

  • Get Away (a travel guide)
  • To Your Health (on health and fitness),
  • Portfolio Tracker (puts 12 fund managers in the hot seat),
  • What's The Word (uncovers the mysteries in the world of business)
  • Business 101 (expert answers to viewers' business questions).


The programme ended on 16 December 2005 and was replaced by Worldwide Exchange, tri-anchored by CNBC Asia's Christine Tan, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and CNBC Europe's Ross Westgate. Both May Lee and Teymoor Nabili left CNBC Asia before and after the show's end respectively.