The Bank of France’s governor said Tuesday that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has driven almost 2,500 jobs and “at least 170 billion euros in assets” to France so far, adding that “other relocations are expected and should increase over the course of this year”. The AFP news agency reports that the EU still allows London clearinghouses to operate across the continent for 18 months, because the union does not have comparable institutions of its own but once that deadline has expired, financial transactions in euros are in theory going to have to be settled within the EU prompting a push to create a functional “union of capital markets” in the bloc.