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Matthew Davies

Matthew Davies

Business Journalist, The National
Matthew has been working as a financial journalist in London for more than 25 years. For almost 20 years, he was with the business and economics unit of the BBC, where he worked as a reporter, producer and presenter on World Service, delivering reports and programmes from across the United States, Europe and Africa. He also spent several years in Johannesburg as the editor of Africa Business Report, a weekly TV programme on BBC World. In his time, he's reported from Davos to Detroit, from Estonia to Ethiopia and from Romania to Rwanda. Having initially trained as an accountant with Deloitte, he started his career as a financial journalist on the city desk at Independent Radio News (IRN). He has also worked for ITN, Reuters Television, Bloomberg and CNBC Europe. He has a degree in International Relations, is married and lives in London.