CNN International today announced the launch of Future Finance, a new weekly segment showcasing future trends related to the global financial system that will feature in two of the network's highest profile business shows – Quest Means Business and World Business Today.

Future Finance will complement CNN's business coverage by examining everything from a future without cash to high-speed trading that employs the power of laser beams.

Each month Nina Dos Santos will host a Future Finance 15 minute special programme highlighting the best in CNN's series of short feature films and offers global insight into what's on the horizon at consumer and industry level.

With stories from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas; Future Finance is an opportunity to gain perspective on possible future trends related to all areas of global business innovation. The weekly reports begin airing on June 3 with CNN's first instalment of its 15 minute programme launching June 25, at 1045 BST / 1145 CET.

Banknotes (PD)A dedicated microsite will feature Future Finance reports and supplementary content such as digital explainers, info-graphics and analysis. The material will also appear and be promoted across other CNN business and news web pages.

"Making sense of fast-moving and emerging trends related to the world of finance is vital for business decision-makers worldwide," said Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Programming, at CNN International. "Future Finance is an innovative way of complementing CNN's coverage of global business issues to deliver our viewers a compelling and fact-based understanding of the fast changing financial world. This show gives yet another reason for anyone with an interest in business issues to know they can rely on CNN for the latest news, analysis and insight that matters to them."

Future Finance is sponsored by financial group Natixis.

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