CNBC opens Bahrain bureau

CNBC has expanded its operations in the Middle East with the launch of its bureau in Bahrain. The new office will highlight news from the Kingdom’s business sector.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  March 16, 2004

CNBC has opened a bureau in Bahrain. The new office was inaugurated by Bahrain’s information minister Nabeel bin Yaqub Al Hamer yesterday. The Bahrain bureau, headed by Jihan Masri, will focus on the Kingdom’s business sector. “Bahrain has led the way in building the financial services sector in the Middle East and continues to inspire and innovate,” commented CNBC Arabiya, chairman and CEO Zafar Siddiqi. He lauded the country’s trade reputation in the Middle East and its investments in Formula One, which he believes will bring more attention and investments to the region in terms of infrastructure development. He cited these as chief reasons for CNBC Arabiya to set up office in Bahrain. The Bahrain bureau will have four editorial staff to cover events in the Kingdom. In the event of a major event, Bahrain will work in co-operation with the company’s staff in Saudi Arabia and Dubai to ensure comprehensive coverage. Siddiqi said he expected to beam into the Bahrain bureau at least once a day. The channel has plans to telecast a weekly programme soon, and hopes to cover insurance, banking and infrastructure reports that are impacting the region from Bahrain. Siddiqi has also expressed plans to bring more nationals into the media stream, for which a mass communication institution is being planned in Dubai.

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