Commerzbank AG, Germany’s second-biggest bank, boosted its common equity Tier 1 ratio to 12 percent in the fourth quarter from 10.8 percent three months earlier by shrinking risk-weighted assets and retaining earnings. Larger competitor Deutsche Bank AG saw its capital ratio fall to 11.1 percent from 11.5 percent over the same period after setting aside funds for potential fines and legal settlements. Commerzbank currently exceeds its minimum requirements for 2019.

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