Linked with Denis Robert – France.
Clearstream Banking S.A. (CB) is the clearing division of Deutsche Börse, based in Luxembourg: It was created in January 2000 through the merger of Cedel International and Deutsche Börse Clearing, part of the Deutsche Börse Group, which owns the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Cedel, established in 1971, specialized in clearance and settlement. In 1996 it obtained a bank license. In July 2002 Deutsche Börse purchased the remaining 50% of Clearstream International for €1.6 billion. Deutsche Börse’s strategy is to be a vertical securities silo, providing facilities for the front and back ends of securities trading. By 2004 Clearstream contributed €114 million to Deutsche Börse’s total Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) of €452.6 million. It handled 50 million transactions, and was custodian of securities worth € 7,593 trillion. In Révélation$ (2001), by investigative reporter Denis Robert and ex-Clearstream banker Ernest Backes, Clearstream was accused of being an international platform for money laundering and tax evasion via an illegal system of secret accounts (the “Clearstream Affair” / full long text on wikipedia).
- Chirac dogged by corruption allegations, from correspondents in Paris, May 26, 2007;
- Clearstream Offers Settlement and Custody for Cypriot Domestic Securities, May 22, 2007;
- Un juge d’instruction tente de perquisitionner le siège du “Canard enchaîné”, May 14,
- How scary is Sarkozy, May 14, 2007;
- Blair chews over EU with Sarkozy, May 13, 2007;
- Investigators visit Sarkozy’s lawyer in Clearstream probe, May 11, 2007;
- Office Of Sarkozys Lawyer Searched In Smear Probe, May 11, 2007;
- A $1.5 trillion mistake, May 5, 2007;
- Clearstream Opens New Link With Dubai, April 26, 2007.
- Clearsstream sur wikipedia français.