Frankfurt — Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, has moved "a big part" of its euro clearing operations from London to Frankfurt, in a new blow to the City as Britain leaves the EU. With Brexit due on March 30 next year, "Deutsche Bank has begun to clear out a big part of its euro clearings to Eurex Clearing," a spokesman for the bank said on Monday, confirming a report in the Financial Times, which said the bank had shifted close to half of the operations. Eurex Clearing is a subsidiary of Deutsche Boerse, which over the past few months has been seeking to claw away business from London’s LCH Clearnet, the clearing house operated by the London Stock Exchange and which has long held a quasi monopoly on euro clearing operations. Clearing houses are a key part of the financial system’s plumbing, with trillions of euros being handled every year, almost exclusively out of London. Such institutions act as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of financial instruments, and carry ...

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