EU Referendum: German corporates us to leave the EU more than us, with 30 per cent of treasurers backing Brexit, according to new research

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Deutsche Boerse may have more Brexiters than the London Stock Exchange (Source: Getty)


The London Stock Exchange is home to many Brexiters but perhaps Deutsche Boerse has more, as new research finds that German treasurers are more keen to say auf wiedersehen to our EU membership than we are.

In a survey of more than 600 global businesses, 28 per cent of German corporate treasurers believe Britain is better off outside the EU, compared to just 15 per cent of UK treasurers.

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The same goes for France, where 29 per cent of those asked think it would be best if the UK left according to the study by EuroFinance. Was it something we said?

Although perhaps not surprisingly, out-opting European nation Switzerland is also keen on Brexit, with 26 per cent of treasurers asked agreeing they think it would be beneficial.

Despite a frosty response from a few EU nations, the majority of respondents 82 per cent are going with the status quo and backing Remain.

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Leslie Holstrom, editor of EuroFinance, said: "It is surprising to see such a healthy number of treasurers in Germany, a country hardly renowned for euroscepticism, backing Brexit. The risks of leaving are simply too high for the majority of treasurers, many of whom are already seeing the unsettling effect of the referendum on their business."