CNBC Launches Live Daily Middle East Business Updates

CNBC commences live business updates during European programming, from Abu Dhabi CNBC commences live business updates during European programming, from Abu Dhabi

CNBC has unveiled plans to launch a new, Middle East business update live from the UAE capital's International Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

The new segment, produced by CNBC's European operation in London, will be hosted by CNBC's Middle East Anchor, Hadley Gamble.

Gamble, who joined the network in 2010, has extensive experience in covering Middle Eastern business and will be reporting live into some of CNBC's most popular global shows, including its EMEA flagship, Squawk Box.

John Casey, SVP International News and Programming for CNBC, said: "The economic story in the Middle East is one that we are extremely interested in. We've seen huge growth across the region in recent years and Hadley will be on the ground to get under the skin of these stories."

Hadley Gamble, Middle East Anchor at CNBC International said: "I'm excited to be fronting these new, Middle East business updates for CNBC. We've been reporting on the business of the Middle East for years, documenting the region's growing influence in global finance which is only going to become more critical in the years ahead. It's time to raise the bar. I'll be speaking to the key players; the men and women who will help to define not only Abu Dhabi's role as a global financial powerhouse, but also shape the future of the region."

Mubarak Al Nakhi, Director of Strategy and Business Affairs, ADGM, said: "We welcome CNBC to Abu Dhabi and are pleased that CNBC will be reporting its Middle Eastern stories from ADGM. International news and programming networks are important constituents contributing towards a successful business and financial marketplace. At ADGM, we look forward to its in-depth news coverage of the region to enable corporates and investors to make more informed business and investment decisions."

He added: "Having access to succinct and timely news reports and insights is vital to the growth and sustainability of any economy. This new development, that clearly demonstrates CNBC's recognition of Abu Dhabi's leading role in the regional and global business landscape, dovetails well with ADGM's commitment and efforts in fostering a vibrant financial ecosystem. It also underscores ADGM's forte and position as the nexus in providing valuable access to the whole MENA region."