Saudi Aramco is most valuable company May 12, 2022

from World Business Report· ·

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has overtaken Apple to become the world's most valuable company. Tom Wilson of the Financial Times discusses the significance of the shift, and we get wider context on the rising price of oil from Kristine Petrosyan of the International Energy Agency. Also in the programme, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have seen dramatic falls in value since the start of this year. The BBC's Victoria Craig reports on the causes of the volatility, and a desire in the UK to impose stricter regulation on the sector. Many countries have criticised Russia in the wake of its invasion …



Oil giant Saudi Aramco has overtaken Apple to become the world's most valuable company. Tom Wilson of the Financial Times discusses the significance of the shift, and we get wider context on the rising price of oil from Kristine Petrosyan of the International Energy Agency. Also in the programme, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have seen dramatic falls in value since the start of this year. The BBC's Victoria Craig reports on the causes of the volatility, and a desire in the UK to impose stricter regulation on the sector. Many countries have criticised Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. The United Arab Emirates is not one of them though, and Dubai in the UAE is turning out to be a popular destination for Russians trying to flee the impact of sanctions, as the BBC's Sameer Hashmi explains. Plus, we have an extended report from the BBC's Russell Padmore exploring the problem of ships colliding with whales.