5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 12th August 2019
Justin Waite
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05:29, 12th August 2019

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Monday 12th August 2019

5. Royal Bank of Scotland is set to name Alison Rose as its first female chief executive, succeeding Ross McEwan.

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4. The number of gamblers complaining about British betting firms has risen almost 5,000% in the past five years according to the Gambling Commission.

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3. Gains by Chinese equities and the yuan’s stronger-than-expected daily fixing, helped lift a broad gauge of Asian shares above water today, but firm gold prices underscored investor worries over risks from a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war.

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2. The chancellor has said he does not expect the UK to slide into recession after data showed the economy shrank by 0.2% between April and June, the first contraction since 2012.

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1. The number of empty shops in town centres was at 10.3% in July, its highest level in for four years, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Footfall also fell by 1.9% in July, the worst July performance for seven years.

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