FRANKFURT Jan 20 Deutsche Boerse on
Monday urged policymakers to work together to make Frankfurt a
European centre for financial market activities in China.
Deutsche Boerse Chief Executive Reto Francioni said the
activities of the Frankfurt exchange operator and the European
Central Bank, as well as strong trade relations between Germany
and China, created favourable conditions for Frankfurt's role.
"This will only succeed, however, if the important
institutions, policymakers and the financial centre here all
pull together as a team," Francioni said in the text of a speech
at the bourse's new year reception event.
"This will also largely determine our work in 2014 and
beyond," Francioni said.
Deutsche Boerse planned to increase its presence in Eastern
Europe, the Middle East and North America, but Asia remained its
main target region for growth, he said.
(Reporting by Jonathan Gould; Editing by David Goodman)