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Brexit could force banks to relocate jobs away from London: EU's Hill

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Banks could be forced to relocate jobs from London to Frankfurt and Paris if Britain should decide to leave the European Union in its referendum on Thursday, the EU's financial services commissioner was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

[BERLIN] Banks could be forced to relocate jobs from London to Frankfurt and Paris if Britain should decide to leave the European Union in its referendum on Thursday, the EU's financial services commissioner was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

"I've visited London, Manchester and other British financial centres in the past weeks and warned of the consequences of an exit from the EU," Jonathan Hill said in an interview published by German business newspaper Handelsblatt.

"Then it could happen that banks and investment funds shift activities and jobs to Frankfurt and Paris," said Mr Hill, a Briton appointed to the European Commission by Prime Minister David Cameron.

REUTERS

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