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Dutch government says in talks with 250 companies about Brexit move

Reuters  |  AMSTERDAM 

(Reuters) - The said on Saturday it was in talks with 250 about moving operations to the from Britain ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union, scheduled for March 29.

The said in a report that a recruitment programme had brought 42 or branch offices and 1,923 jobs from Britain to the in 2018.

The report named Japanese Norinchukin, company TVT Media, providers and Azimo, and among movers.

"In 2019, several companies, including Discovery and have already announced their intention to invest in the because of Brexit," the ministry said.

"Additionally, is talking with more than 250 foreign considering setting up operations in the Netherlands following "

It said most were British, but some were American or Asian firms reconsidering their European branch structures.

"These include companies in the financial sector, and advertising, life sciences & health and logistics," it said.

Companies that have moved some operations to the Netherlands or signalled an intention to do so also include Chicago's Cboe Global Markets, the Stock Exchange Group, Tradeweb, and Financial Group.

The European Medicines Agency, which is already operating from a temporary space in Amsterdam, is moving 900 staff to the Netherlands from by the end of this year.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 15:11 IST