There's been widespread international condemnation of Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela, which gave the incumbent Nicolas Maduro a landslide victory. What has been the effect of the election in Venezuela itself? A question for Emiliana Duarte, Managing Editor at news website, Caracas Chronicles. We get a markets update from Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago. Plus, in Italy a law professor, Giuseppe Conte, has been named as the choice of the Five Star Movement and League to lead the coalition government. Giada Zampano, a freelance journalist based in Rome tells us what Italians know of the man now nominated to lead the government.
US Vows Strongest Ever Iran Sanctions
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened Iran with unprecedented sanctions. The BBC Persian service's business correspondent Amir Paivar gauges reaction in Iran to the move, aimed at preventing the country from developing a nuclear weapon. Also in the programme, Italy is inching closer to a governing coalition. Italian senator Emma Bonino, a former minister of international commerce, gives us her perspective on the proposed deal. Economic growth in Nigeria has slowed. Bismark Rewane is an economist at the Financial Derivatives Company in Lagos, and explains why the country's economy is lagging. We meet some of India's female athletes hoping to make their country a sporting superpower. Plus our new regular contributor Stephanie Hare explains why disobedience at work might actually benefit some companies.
Fears of a Trade War Between US and China Recede
The world's two biggest economies have backed away from imposing trade tariffs against each other's exports.
Italy's new coalition government has laid out radical economic plans, putting them at odds with the European Union. Professor Nicola Borri, from Luiss Business School in Rome, tells us he is concerned the plans will mean more debt for his country.
The UK construction industry is braced for tighter standards, as an enquiry opens into a fire that killed dozens of people in Grenfell Tower, a high-rise London apartment building.
As Venezuela struggles with an economic crisis, the US has denounced Sunday's presidential election as illegitimate.
And we also hear how sports betting is expected to become big business in the US, after the Supreme Court ruled that individual states should have the power to legislate if they want the industry introduced.
Update: Financial Markets Summary
Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall Street gives us the latest update from the financial markets
Italy Populists Launch Government Pact
Italy's next government is likely to be a coalition of two of its most Eurosceptic parties. Lorenzo Fioramonti is a Five-Star Movement MP and in the running to be Italy's new minister for economic development, and explains the proposed coalition's economic policies. Also in the programme, has green energy reached the point in the UK where it no longer needs government subsidies? We discuss with UK Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, and Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, which is one of Britain's largest renewable energy generators. Ahead of the wedding on Saturday of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, our reporter has been meeting some of the businesses looking to cash in on the big day. Plus we look back at the rest of the week's big business stories with Charlie Wells of The Economist, and Lisa Abramowicz of Bloomberg.