West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) - CNBC Arabiya is dedicating programming to arenas such as women in business, the environment, hedge funds and private equity, as the station moves to a more creative and interactive program schedule.
"We are experiencing an era of economic change for businesses, markets and funds in the Middle East." says Steven F. Hall, CEO, CNBC Arabiya.
As the first show of its kind for CNBC Arabiya, a show called "Ma’ahonna" highlights and celebrates successful women within the GCC and Arab business arena. It includes interviews, profiles, insight and commentary through one-on-one interviews.
"Bil Akhdar" focuses on environmental issues impacting the business world, green industry, new sustainable initiatives and companies spearheading the green movement.
"Salat Al Bada’ael" reports the latest news on buyouts, venture capital, hedge funds and growth capital affecting the world of finance. The weekly show, Wednesdays at 8pm (KSA time), discusses the most pressing issues affecting the private equity marketplace.
There are also new shows on Shari’a-Compliant Finance and regulatory issues related to the various Securities & Commodities Authorities. Along with a new programming schedule, the CNBC Arabiya re-launch reveals a brand new studio layout with more capacity for live links. The re-designed CNBC Arabiya website will act as a genuine financial portal to cover stock markets, news alerts and breaking business news.
"CNBC Arabiya is the leader in Middle East business news and reaches over 50 million households through ArabSat & NileSat. We also encourage more viewer-led content via, our upcoming revamped website, and calls to our studios," says Mohammad Abdullah, CNBC Arabiya Executive Vice President.
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