5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Tuesday 16th April 2019
Justin Waite
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05:12, 16th April 2019

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Tuesday 16th April 2019

5. Jack Ma the Chinese billionaire and co-founder of the online shopping giant Alibaba has continued to argue in favour of a 9am to 9pm working day, and a six-day week.

Without the so-called "996 system" Jack Ma reckons China's economy would, "very likely to lose vitality and impetus".

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4. Amazon's website is flooded with fake five-star reviews for products from brands it has never heard of, consumer group Which? has claimed.

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3. European Union countries have approved plans for trade talks with the United States.

Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, agreed last year that they wanted to reduce trade barriers.

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2. The former chief executive of the carmaker Volkswagen has been charged in Germany over his involvement in the company's diesel emissions scandal.

Mr Winterkorn is already facing criminal charges in the US, but is unlikely to face trial, as Germany does not extradite its citizens.

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1. The United Kingdom has defied the uncertainty over Brexit to land the number one spot in a ranking of how attractive countries are, for business investors over the coming year.

The UK overtook the United States, holder of the top spot since 2014, which was followed by Germany, China and France.

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