5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 20th February 2019
Justin Waite
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06:24, 20th February 2019

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 20th February 2019

5. Insurance policies bought by European Union customers from British insurers would still be valid if the UK crashes out of the bloc next month with no deal, the EU’s insurance watchdog has said.

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4. Japan’s exports posted their biggest decline in more than two years as China-bound shipments tumbled, fuelling concerns about slowing global demand as orders for the country’s machinery goods fell sharply.

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3. Donald Trump has said he may not increase tariffs on Chinese products on 1 March, as previously threatened.

The reversal comes as the two countries continue trade talks in Washington this week, after earlier discussions in China.

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2. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised that the government will apply tariffs to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to provide "specific and robust protections" for farmers.

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1. The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December

The jobless rate, remaining at 4%, is at its lowest since early 1975.

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