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Everyone must prepare for possibility of hard Brexit - Germany

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Everyone needs to make plans for a hard Brexit just in case, German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Kukies said on Monday.

"(It's) very, very clear that everyone must prepare for eventuality of a hard Brexit," Kukies - who focuses on financial market policy and European issues - told a banking conference in Frankfurt.

A hard Brexit is generally understood to be an abrupt exit by Britain from the European Union without measures in place to safeguard the British and European Union economies.

(Reporting by Tom Sims; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Thomas Seythal)

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