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BBC focuses on Asia for its business coverage

The BBC is launching an international search for a new role of Chief Business Correspondent as part of a major drive to expand the breadth and depth of its international business coverage. Based in East Asia, the BBC is looking for a heavyweight journalist who can bring fresh global perspectives and break major stories from around the world. 

The announcement follows the BBC’s decision last year in its Delivering Quality First report, to put new investment into newsgathering in global priority areas such as the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and emerging markets such as Asia.

Peter Horrocks, Director of BBC Global News, said: “There’s never been a time when the world has been so interconnected and we need to understand changes and trends on the other side of the planet.

“We want someone who can break big stories and bring first-rate analysis across our international platforms. This high-profile appointment is just one part of significant investment in global newsgathering. It will strengthen our international reporting from priority areas such as the emerging markets in Asia.”