Deutsche Bank plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a sweeping, €7.4 billion overhaul designed to turn around Germany's struggling flagship lender The plan represents a major retreat from trading by Deutsche Bank, which for years had tried to compete as a major force on Wall Street.
Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
Germany's two biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, will hold formal talks about a merger. The announcement caps months of speculation that the two struggling banks would attempt to combine.
Deutsche Bank has dismissed its British-born chief executive John Cryan amid continued losses at Germany's biggest lender. Co-deputy chief executive Christian Sewing will take over the role with immediate effect. Since Mr. Cryan began the job in 2015, there have been a series of scandals as well as three years of reported losses.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) says it has charged eight individuals over allegations they “spoofed” or manipulated the futures markets for precious metals and share indexes. Separately UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank will pay a total of US$ 46.6m to settle spoofing charges against them.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest bank, in a possible sign the investigation into Russian election interference may be expanding toward the finances of President Donald Trump or other individuals under scrutiny by the special counsel.
Deutsche Bank has been fined US$630m by US and UK regulators in connection with a Russian money laundering plan. Under the scheme, clients illegally moved US$10bn out of Russia via shares bought and sold through the bank's Moscow, London and New York offices.
Shares in Deutsche Bank were down sharply after a report that the German government won’t intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay US$14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities. The bank’s shares closed down 7.5% at 10.55 Euros on Monday after the Friday report from Focus magazine.
Germany's Deutsche Bank had the highest potential capital shortfall, 19 billion Euros in a study of 51 European banks using U.S. Federal Reserve stress test methods, German economic research institute ZEW said.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced Thursday that Deutsche Bank had agreed to pay 2.5 billion (2.3 billion Euros) to US and UK authorities as part of a legal settlement over the bank's role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).