German Banks ‘Stable’, Dexia-Style Problems Unlikely, BdB Says

Germany’s commercial banks are in a “stable” condition and it’s unlikely that the debt crisis will deprive a German lender of its ability to obtain funding as happened to Dexia SA, said Michael Kemmer, managing director of bank lobby group BdB on Deutschlandfunk.

Dexia is probably a “special case” because of its exposure to European government bonds, Kemmer said today on the broadcasting network. Kemmer said the volume of interbank lending in Germany has declined “markedly.”

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