Battle to do business in Iran
12.05.2019 - By World Business Report
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.