August 30, 2018 / 7:44 AM / in 8 months

German finance minister says difficult to say if there will be a Brexit agreement

German Finance Minister and vice-chancellor Olaf Scholz attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that it was difficult to say whether the European Union would reach an agreement with Britain on its exit from the bloc.

Speaking at a banking conference in Frankfurt, Scholz also said that Germany needs a strong financial sector to support the country’s export industry.

Reporting by Tom Sims; Editing by Paul Carrel

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