CNN International is launching a new daily business show, presented by Richard Quest, live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Quest Express will air weekdays at 5pm GMT, from 30 January. The 30-minute show will offer a quick-fire briefing on the latest market movements and business stories, building a bridge between the close of the European trading day, the opening of the markets in New York, and the start of the business day in Silicon Valley.
Multiplatform news, debate and analysis of UK’s crucial vote
London, 2 June 2016: As the UK prepares to vote on whether to remain in the European Union, CNN will offer a mix of special ‘Brexit’ programming to audiences around the world, across TV and digital platforms.
Leading up to the poll on 23 June, CNN’s most experienced journalists will be getting to grips with the issues facing UK voters, and the implications of their decision for Europe and the world. The network will take to the UK’s roads, host an interactive debate show, and provide the latest news and reaction as the results come in.
Gill Penlington, Director of News & Event Programming, EMEA at CNN International, said: “There is so much information, misinformation, conjecture and opinion around this vitally important story. We’ll be talking to leading lights from all angles of the debate, debunking some of the myths, and getting into the minds of the voters whose decision will have implications across the world.”
Following the story will be CNN journalists including anchors Hala Gorani, Max Foster, and Nina dos Santos, as well as Diplomatic Editor, Nic Robertson. They will be joined by CNNMoney Editor at Large, Richard Quest, and Chief International Correspondent, Christiane Amanpour.
Key programming and content:
Full coverage of the referendum can be found at CNN.com/Brexit – including explainers, opinion, and the very latest news.
On CNN International:
From Monday 13 June, Richard Quest will be taking to the UK’s roads in a 1970s campervan for a week, to get the mood on the ground. Visiting iconic locations he will talk to voters, as well as leading voices from business, politics, academia and culture. In addition to updates through the day on CNN International and extensive coverage on CNNMoney, Quest Means Business will also be anchored live from the campervan throughout the week at 9pm GMT/10pm CET.
On Thursday 16 June at 7pm BST/8pm CET, Christiane Amanpour will host an interactive ‘Brexit reality check’. Recorded at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre, UK Decides: In or Out will feature a panel of high profile guests from both sides of the debate. Max Foster will be marshalling the studio audience, who will use high tech, interactive voting technology to have their say in real time on the key issues.
On Thursday 23 June, the day of the referendum itself, CNN will present coverage throughout the day. Then, from the moment the polls close, at 10pm GMT/11pm CET, there will be rolling coverage of the results. Anchored live from London, with correspondents stationed in key locations in the UK and Europe, CNN will bring up-to-the-minute developments through the night as the votes are counted. The result will then be dissected the next day, with the ramifications for the UK, Europe and the world put under the microscope.
CNN celebrated three wins at the 2014 Association for International Broadcasting awards, hosted at the LSO St Luke’s in London on Wednesday night.
For the second year running, CNN was awarded the prize for best ‘Live Television Journalism’, this time for its reporting on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.
CNN also won in the 'Short News Report’ category for its coverage of a shooting which took place during clashes between Ukrainian security forces and protestors in Kiev’s Independence Square.
The climax of the evening, however, was the naming of Richard Quest as the 'Television Personality of the Year.' Quest, whose dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique figure in the field of business broadcasting, was at the ceremony to personally receive the award. FULL POST
In an exclusive television interview with CNN’s Richard Quest (@RichardQuest), Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he’s prepared to release the preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 next week, even though he refuses to declare the plane – and the 239 people on board – lost.
ON RELEASING THE PRELIMINARY MH370 REPORT
PM NAJIB: I have directed an internal investigation team of experts to look at the report, and there is a likelihood that next week we could release the report.
ON THE TURN BACK AND TRACKING THE PLANE ACROSS MALAYSIA
PM NAJIB: The military radar, the primary radar has some capability. It tracked an aircraft which did a turn back, but they were not exactly sure whether it was MH370. What they were sure of was that the aircraft was not deemed to be hostile.
QUEST: Where they tracking it on the night, at the time it was flying? Or is that an expo facto, when they went back and looked at it?
PM NAJIB: There were, I believe there was a man who was monitoring the radar screen but the interpretation was done after the event.
QUEST: So, no planes were sent up on the night to investigate?
PM NAJIB: No because, simply, it was deemed not to be hostile.
QUEST: Don’t you find that troubling that a civil aircraft can turn back, fly across the country and nobody thinks to go up and have a look? Because one of two things – I understand the threat level – either the plane is in trouble and needs help or it’s nefarious and you really want to know what someone going up there to do. So, as the prime minister, don’t you find that troubling?
PM NAJIB: You see I’m coming back to my earlier statement – they were not sure whether it was MH370.
QUEST: Even more reason to go have a look.
PM NAJIB: They were not sure. But it behaved like a commercial airline following a normal flight path.
ON WHETHER THE PLANE AND PASSENGERS ARE LOST
PM NAJIB: At some point in time I would be, but right now I think I need to take into account the feelings of the next of kin - and some of them have said publicly that they aren't willing to accept it until they find hard evidence.
PART 1: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/04/24/mh370-malaysia-pm-najib-razak-quest-intv.cnn.html
PART 2: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/04/24/mh370-malaysia-prime-minister-najib-razak-quest-part-2.cnn.html FULL POST
In his first English-language interview since his arrest in May 2011, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sits down for an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Richard Quest (@RichardQuest).
On Europe: “(It is) an army of lions led by sheep.” WATCH
The perp-walk: “I was angry. Because at this moment I didn’t understand what was going on, I didn’t understand why I was there.” WATCH
On the banking system in Europe: “Sick. Very sick.” WATCH
On austerity and the first Greek bailout: "We argued for more growth...but with little success." WATCH
Full transcript after the jump.