Sewing ponders shotgun marriage for DB with Commerz

Sewing, Christian (Deutsche Bank) lo res 230x150 from DB for publ
By David Rothnie
11 Mar 2019

The prospect of a tie-up between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank has put FIG bankers on red alert as they anticipate a ripple effect of bank consolidation across Europe.

Bank regulators have been against big mergers in the sector since the financial crisis in order to prevent institutions from growing too big to fail. Instead, the emphasis has been on forcing lenders to shrink and boost their capital. But low interest rates, sluggish economic growth in Europe ...

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