Yasmin Osman joined Handelsblatt's finance team in 2008 and covers banking from Frankfurt.
Merging retail operations has already cut outlays by half a billion euros, bringing Germany's largest bank closer to its cost-cutting target.
European bank regulators say any marriage between the two lenders will require a viable business model, according to a German media report.
Berlin wants to make it easier for banks to fire highly-paid staff to attract firms leaving London due to Brexit. Trade unionists and legal experts are worried.
Germany’s two largest banks are feeling pressure to solve their problems by throwing their lots together. But is it the best move? Regulators remain undecided.
Problems mount for the beleaguered bank as BaFin threatens fines if deadlines on new requirements aren't met.
The EU's latest investigation into financial trading practices could ensnare Germany's biggest lender, adding to its litany of legal troubles at a vulnerable time. Its stock has more than halved this year.
The emirate controls nearly 10 percent of Germany’s largest bank and crossing that threshold could trigger a closer EU review. Sources say Qatar is sounding out Germany’s financial watchdog about upping its holding.
The merger would complete the consolidation of Germany's banking sector and solidify the national flagship, but putting two weak banks together doesn’t make a strong one.
Hudson Executive, an American hedge fund, has made a surprising investment in Deutsche Bank and is on board with CEO Christian Sewing’s new strategic plan.
Germany’s largest bank is failing to convince the market that it is on the right track to long-term profitability.