By Asad Hashim and Fayaz Bukhari ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Pakistan on Friday "completely rejected" India's claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation. In a rare public announcement of such a raid, India on Thursday said it had carried out "surgical strikes", sending special forces to kill men preparing to sneak into its territory and attack major cities. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif maintained that India fired from its side of the heavily militarized frontier in the disputed region of Kashmir, the flashpoint for two of three wars between the nuclear-armed neighbors, and killed two soldiers.
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's chief executive sought to reassure his staff on Friday that Germany's largest lender remained robust, telling them that the departure of any hedge fund clients was small compared to the bank's vast customer base. Chief Executive John Cryan's letter, seen by Reuters, addresses reports of the departure of "some few" hedge fund clients, blaming "speculation" and "certain forces" for what he called unsettling media coverage. People familiar with the matter told Reuters that one large hedge fund in Asia had pulled out collateral from Deutsche amounting to $50 million in the last two days, while other sources said this had happened elsewhere, albeit on a small scale.