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Based in Singapore and with a strong understanding of Asian financial, economic, political, environmental and social issues, Rico Hizon is a widely recognized and experienced face of Asian business issues on BBC World News. 

Drawing on over 21 years in broadcast journalism in The Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore, Rico is a highly seasoned moderator, interviewing business leaders on a daily basis, helping to interpret and understand key developments around Asia as they unfold.  Mr. Hizon’s focus is on squarely on Asian business issues, capital markets, banking and finance, real estate, investment and corporate developments, reporting on the latest business and financial issues impacting the region. His recent reports have also taken him to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

For organizations serious about drawing out the strongest content from business conferences and client forums, Mr Hizon is invited to moderate or chair a range of events from business summits to smaller corporate events.

Rico Hizon joined the BBC in 2002 where today he anchors Asia Business Report and World Business Report. He had previously been stationed in 1995, and later moved to Singapore, with CNBC Asia where he was an anchor on CNBC Today, Squawk Box, Market Watch and Power Lunch.  Prior to this, he anchored the daily business programme, Business Today, GMA News Live and Stock Market Live from the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange, starting out as a business reporter at the Manila-based GMA-7 network.

He recently won "The Outstanding Young Men award for Broadcast Journalism" in The Philippines. Before entering the broadcast industry, he was a lecturer at De La Salle University. He was born in The Philippines, and holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from De La Salle University.

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