Deutsche’s misfiring CIB a crucial factor in Commerz merger plans

By David Rothnie
18 Mar 2019

Deutsche Bank has signalled its commitment to maintaining a “strong capital markets business” after admitting it has begun formal merger talks with smaller rival Commerzbank.

In a carefully worded note to employees on March 17, chief executive Christian Sewing said Deutsche’s “stated aim remains to be a global bank with a strong capital markets business — based on a leading position in our home market in Germany and in Europe, and with ...

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