German Regulators Said to Review Banks’ Off-Balance-Sheet Loans

German Regulators Said to Review Banks’ Off-Balance-Sheet Loans

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Regulators are scrutinizing the practice after Bloomberg News reported that Deutsche Bank AG, the country’s biggest financial firm, extended billions of dollars to banks since 2008 and made the loans disappear from its balance sheet even though it is still owed the money.