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European Banks Shaping Up Five Years After Lehman

Europe’s biggest banks are stepping up efforts to boost capital and trim assets as pressure from regulators and investors increases, half a decade after the global financial crisis began.

Deutsche Bank AG, Germany’s biggest banks, plans to shrink its balance sheet after turning to shareholders for funds in April, while Barclays Plc, Britain’s No. 2 bank, will sell shares to increase capital and cut assets. France’s BNP Paribas SA and Germany’s Commerzbank AG for the first time published figures on equity as a share of total assets, after regulators focused attention on the measure.