Democrats announce articles of impeachment against Donald Trump
President Trump has hit back at Democrats in the House of Representatives, who have announced articles of impeachment against him. Meanwhile, in less than three years, a total of 170 judges have been given lifetime appointments, meaning that Mr Trump's allies have picked around a quarter of all American federal judges. This worries some people, including them Sam Berger of the Centre for American Progess. Mike Davis disagrees. He runs the Article 3 Project whose mission is to "fight to confirm President Trump's judicial nominees and defend these new judges from left-wing attacks."
After deadly fuel protests in Iran, businesses tell us what they want from the government. We also hear from Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, founder of Boursa Bazaar, a publication which tracks developments in Iran's economy and Rana Rahimpour of the BBC Persian service explores the historical roots of the current protests.
Plus, 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 to 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.
And joining us throughout the programme are Rachel Cartland, author, writer and expert on Hong Kong and in London, Simon Littlewood of ACG Global which is based in Singapore.
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US treasury secretary demands countries drop digital tax plans
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has urged countries to suspend plans for digital services taxes that Washington believes would unfairly target US tech companies. He said the OECD should be given time to reach an agreement on international taxation. Dr. Luminita Enache is from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and explains how a global digital tax might work.
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.
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, and the BBC’s Mike Johnson takes it from there.
An economic crisis in Venezuela pushes millions of citizens to seek a more prosperous life abroad, our reporter Stefania Gozzer heads to Peru to find out why it has become home to the second largest community of Venezuelan immigrants in the world.
And as Michael Bloomberg continues his presidential campaign, the NRA manages to run an attack ad against him on his own news site. Chris Nolan, owner of Spot On Political Advertising in San Francisco, explains how it happened.
All through the show we’ll be joined by Lahore journalist Mehmal Sarfraz and freelance journalist Melissa Chan in New York.
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Google's co-founders step down from parent company
Larry Page and Sergey Brin will leave their roles as Alphabet CEO and president, after two decades. Google's current CEO, Sundar Pichai, will become CEO at Alphabet. We get reaction from Stuart Miles, founder of tech website Pocket-lint.
A US intelligence committee says the case for the impeachment of President Trump is 'overwhelming'. But the White House has called it a 'one-sided sham process'. We speak to foreign policy reporter Amy Mackinnon in Washington DC.
And could man-made neurons improve the performance of medical implants? We speak to the team from the University of Bath in the UK which has been developing them.
Jamie Robertson is joined throughout the programme by Ralph Silva of the Silva Research Network, who's inToronto, and Yoko Ishikura, professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, and currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, from Tokyo.
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Trump puts fresh tariffs on Argentina and Brazil
Steel and aluminium exports from the two countries will be subject to the tariffs. President Trump says the Latin American nations are profiting as the value of their currencies are falling against the dollar. We speak to Jimena Blanco from research and consultancy firm Verisk Maplecroft in Buenos Aires.
President Trump has meanwhile arrived in London to meet with other Nato leaders to mark 70 years since its founding. Our diplomatic correspondent James Robbins discusses how the role of the military alliance has changed and the challenges it's facing today.
Sales of the traditional Japanese drink sake are falling in its home market. But the government is trying to boost its popularity abroad, and is looking at issuing more licences for production for export. Olly Wehring of Just Drinks tells us about the state of Japan's alcoholic drinks market.
Russell Padmore is joined throughout the programme by Professor Peter Morici, an economist at the University of Maryland, from Washington DC. and by Sushma Ramachandran, a former chief business correspondent at the Hindu newspaper in India, who's in Delhi.
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Daimler, the makers of Mercedes-Benz and Smart cars has announced it is to cut some 10,000 jobs. The move is symptomatic of a massive disruption in the car industry caused by the onset of electric and automated cars as well as a downturn in worldwide sales, as we hear from the FT's Joe Miller in Frankfurt. Staying with cars, Kai Ryssdal from our partner programme Marketplace has been at the LA Motor Show where people are anxious about, but also embracing, the future. On Black Friday the BBC's Vivienne Nunis has been taking the shopping temperature in New York. Plus, when it comes to writing a CV, how should you paint a picture of your career in such a way to impress the reader - be they man, woman or machine?
All this and more discussed with regular guest Colin Peacock, correspondent for Mediawatch from Radio New Zealand, in Wellington.
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