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Adam Bakhtiar



Adam fronts Asia First, CNA's flagship morning show which focuses on top news across Asia, including politics and policies, economies and markets, and major world events that impact the region including the Thai Elections, Indonesian Elections, Indian Elections and Brexit.

Since joining in February 2016, Adam has reported on key events like China’s National People’s Congress, Brexit and the U.S. Presidential elections, all of which had a profound effect on capital markets.

He has also moderated several high profile panels for The World Economic Forum, and several banks in Singapore, where he brings his skills to vibrant discussions that transcend the world of business and politics.

Before joining CNA, Adam was a 9-year veteran at CNBC Asia, covering all the top international markets, from equities to currencies to fixed income to commodities. During his time there he broke news during the Global Financial Crisis, and interviewed state leaders including ex-Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak and infamous personalities such as Jho Low.

Adam also brings to the table much experience as a financial market practitioner, having started his career as a stockbroker with over 13 years of experience before moving to business journalism.

He graduated from Deakin University, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree.

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