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CNBC Africa partners with Reuters

Posted by radio On September - 26 - 2014

[By:Farai Diza]


Media professionals gathered in Sandown last Friday to witness the ground breaking and much publicised partnership between Thompson Reuters and CNBC Africa to provide the broadcasters various platforms across Africa with the latest financial data and analytical tools.


The partnership joins two of the most powerful news and information brands to supply cutting edge news and financial analysis to the African market. Thompson Reuters has 196 people on the African continent spread across Kenya, Nigeria, Mauritius, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and South Africa.


Thompson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals, providing customers with a competitive advantage. Intelligent information if a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster.


Through approximately 60 000 employees across more than 100 countries, Thomson Reuters works across geographical and cultural boundaries to deliver the best insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets powered by the world’s most trusted news organisation.


“Both Thompson Reuters and CNBC Africa have a strong presence in Africa, which makes this partnership even more important as Africa’s economic pulse has quickened and is growing at an incredible rate. We are proud to be associated with such a respected brand which is at the forefront of delivering quality, real time information and infusing the continent with market leading news that benefits business decision makers,” said Keith Nicols, Managing Director Africa for Thompson Reuters.


With its African headquarters situated in Johannesburg financial hub, CNBC Africa reaches audiences in over 48 countries across Africa through DStv. The financial news broadcaster has bureaus in over 15 cities across Africa, including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Accra and Kigali.


The TV Channel is targeted at key decision makers ranging from Chief Executives, senior members of government, day traders, brokers, fund managers, entrepreneurs, and private investors.


“CNBC Africa is synonymous with credible, real time and actionable business content. This long term strategic alliance with Thompson Reuters Africa enhances these values. This partnership along with the growth of our bureau network will enable the continuous improvement of our on air product, both from the depth and breadth of our reporting as well as from the immediacy of dissemination. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership in the years ahead,” said Sid Wahi, Director at CNBC Africa.


The partnership is expected to facilitate growth throughout the African continent

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