5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 12th September 2019
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:22, 12th September 2019

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 12th September 2019

5. The company that owns Hong Kong's main stock exchange has made a £32bn bid to buy its rival in London.

Shares in the London Stock Exchange Group jumped by more than 15% on news of the offer, but fell back later.

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4. Mike Ashley has defended Sports Direct's strategy and said he still has faith in High Street retail.

"It's going to be a lot smaller pond, but the fish are going to be enormous. I want to be one of those enormous fish," he told the BBC.

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3. Women have been hardest hit by the wave of job losses that has swept the retail industry since 2011, a study has found.

Of the 108,000 retail jobs lost to automation and ecommerce, 70% were among female employees.

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2. Donald Trump will delay a planned tariff hike on $250bn (£202.8bn) of Chinese goods as a "gesture of good will".

In a tweet, Mr Trump said the 5% increase to duties scheduled for 1 October will be postponed for two weeks as requested by China, and also follows a move by Beijing to scrap some US tariffs.

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1. Labour has said it is "more important than ever" that Parliament is recalled after the government published its no-deal Brexit assessment.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the Yellowhammer document confirms there are "severe risks" if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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