Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's huge state-owned oil production company is up for sale. 1.5% of its stock will be on offer on the Riyadh stock exchange which Aramco hopes will raise $25 billion, valuing the company at $1.7 trillion. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi has been following this highly anticipated IPO from Dubai. A lot of Chinese companies have been relocating in order to rebrand their exports Made in Vietnam - and get around American tariffs. So how lucrative has that new business been? We speak to Lien Huang, who reports for Bloomberg Law in Ho Chi Minh City. Plus Cary Leahy from Decision Economics brings us up to date with the day's headlines on Wall Street.
Battle to do business in Iran
BBC's Ivana Davidovic hears from the boss of a manufacturing company and an internet entrepreneur, both of whom contributed anonymously for fear of repercussions from talking to the BBC. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, founder of Boursa Bazaar, a publication which tracks developments in Iran's economy discusses why ordinary Iranians feel so let down at the moment. And Rana Rahimpour of the BBC Persian service explores the historical roots of the current protests. Also in the programme, France is in the grip of a nationwide strike against government plans to dramatically reform the pension system. Sophie Pedder is Paris bureau chief for The Economist, and explains why workers across the economy are taking action. Plus we look at the growing dominance of English as the global language of business.
Update: Peloton stock drops after 'sexist' ad
A Christmas advert from exercise bike company Peloton has been widely mocked on social media as being "sexist", "out of touch", and even "dystopian". Matthew De Silva of Quartz explains how this translated to a hit to the company's share price. Plus we'll have a regular look on the US markets from Chris Low at FHN financial in New York.
India's onion crisis
An onion crop failure led to soaring prices in India where it can cause political turmoil. Vivek Singh of London's Cinnamon Club restaurant explains how significant the onion is to South Asian cuisine. Kolkata-based journalist Sandip Roy tells us that a fivefold price increase means the onion has become a valuable target for thieves. We hear from Danish Shah of produce exporting firm Sanghar Exports how the onion crisis has affected his business. And economics professor Dr Saswati Chodhhari of St Xavier's College in Kolkata discusses how onions have affected Indian politics over the years. Also in the programme, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin are logging off as bosses of the search engine's parent company, Alphabet. BBC business editor Simon Jack tells us why the pair are stepping back. Plus as an economic crisis in Venezuela pushes millions of citizens to seek a more prosperous life abroad, our reporter heads to Peru to find out why it has become home to the second largest community of Venezuelan immigrants in the world.
(Picture: Workers sort through onions in a shop warehouse. Picture credit: Getty Images.)
Update: Page and Brin step down at Google-parent Alphabet
After two decades, Google's founders are handing control to current CEO Sundar Pichai. Larry Page and Sergiy Brin will remain on parent company Alphabet's board of directors. We get reaction from Stuart Miles, founder of tech website PocketLint.
And Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey brings us up to date on the day's trading on Wall Street.