Germany would welcome a smaller Deutsche Bank as a way to reduce the lender’s capital requirements, three government officials said.
A bailout of Deutsche Bank won't happen for political reasons, according to risk consultancy Eurasia Group.
The British chief executive of Deutsche Bank has played down the need for Angela Merkel to intervene in its discussions with the US over a $14bn (£10.5bn) penalty as he pressed on with selling off assets to bolster its capital position.
German lender Deutsche Bank sought to reassure investors on Monday, telling CNBC that its chief executive hadn't asked for government assistance in its negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice.
After the latest blow to Angela Merkel this weekend, with her party coming in third place to an anti-immigrant party in a state election, analysts are questioning both how much longer the German chancellor's refugee policy can stay intact and how long she can stay in power.
Theresa May was warned by the French president, François Hollande, at their first meeting in Paris that the UK cannot expect access to the single market if it wants to put immigration controls on EU citizens.
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed Theresa May’s decision to wait until next year before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, despite pressure from others in Europe for a speedier exit.
There was a time when German political commentators loved to compare Angela Merkel to Margaret Thatcher.