Ben Thompson

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Presenter, BBC World News

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Ben Thompson co-presents BBC Business Live, broadcast on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. The daily, half-hour show brings an international perspective on the big business news stories of the day, including a look back at what happened overnight in Asia and a full briefing on the trading day ahead in Europe and the US.  Broadcast from the BBC’s studios at Broadcasting House in central London, BBC Business Live calls upon the corporation’s correspondents around the globe.  Ben also presents the business news on BBC Breakfast every Friday on BBC One from the programme’s studios in Salford.  Before taking up this latest role Ben was the BBC’s North America Business Correspondent, based in New York and Middle East Business Correspondent, based in Dubai.  Ben studied Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University and also spent four years at BBC Wales.