|Genre||business news program|
|Presented by||Chloe Cho (CNBC Asia, Singapore)|
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||CNBC Asia|
|Original run||2007-03-26 – present|
|Preceded by||CNBC Asia:
On the Money
|Related shows||details here|
Capital Connection is a television business news programme aired every weekday on various CNBC channels around the world. It is broadcast live from both CNBC Asia's studios in Singapore and from CNBC Europe's studios in London. This programme, which is anchored by CNBC Asia's Chloe Cho, is produced by CNBC Asia from Singapore. A third co-anchor, Yousef Gamal El-Din, joined the show from the network's newly-opened Bahrain studio on 14 June 2010. Originally, this leg of the show was only featured from Monday to Thursday, but was later featured every weekday from February 2011 to November 2011, when the Bahrain leg was discontinued altogether. As a result, Capital Connection reverted to two continents (Asia and Europe).
The programme debuted on 2007-03-26 as a result of significant schedule changes at both networks. Billed as "the bridge between Asia and Europe", the show airs from noon to 1pm Hong Kong/Singapore/Taiwan Time (1pm to 2pm when Europe is not on Daylight Saving Time) on CNBC Asia (roughly the midpoint of the Asian trading day) and from 6am to 7am CET on CNBC Europe. The broadcast also airs on the CNBC World channel in the United States weekdays from midnight to 1am ET.
The show features a round-up of the top Asian business stories thus far and a look ahead to the corporate and economic news expected in Europe. CNBC reporters in both continents also contribute to the show. This format is very similar to the one used on Worldwide Exchange.
Correspondents from Asia usually appear on the first half of the show while those from Europe come in on the second half of the show.
Capital Connection replaced Today's Business (also hosted by Steve Sedgwick), an early morning pre-market programme originating from CNBC Europe which also aired on CNBC Asia and CNBC World.
Prior to Capital Connection, another show anchored from two continents was Market Watch (later renamed Global Market Watch). Unlike Capital Connection, this show was produced by CNBC Europe. It was originally anchored by Geoff Cutmore from London and Cecilia Zecha from Singapore but it was later hosted exclusively from London by Simon Hobbs. The show ended its run in early 2001.
Steve Sedgwick served as European anchor from the launch of the programme until 28 November 2008. He then left the programme to work full-time for Squawk Box Europe and was replaced by Rebecca Meehan on 1 December 2008 and in 2010 by Anna Edwards. After Edwards departed at the end of 2011, Meehan returned as the programme's European anchor in 2012.
Maura Fogarty served as Asian anchor from the launch until March 2010, when she was replaced by Chloe Cho.
Chloe Cho became the sole anchor of Capital Connection on January 2, 2013, after Meehan's departure from CNBC Europe. Additionally, Capital Connection was reduced to a single location as it is now solely presented from Singapore.
On Asian bank holidays, CNBC Europe has the option of producing the programme instead, as occurred on 8 February 2008 and 16 February 2010. Alternatively, the show is simply not aired.
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