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Dare to Dream: The Bank Mergers That Could Help Fix the Industry

  • Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered seen as prime candidates
  • Bankers offer deals that would make sense if regulators allow

Eight years after the financial crisis, bank bailouts are being discussed once again in Europe. Low and even negative interest rates, the weight of soured assets, high legal bills and new digital competitors are all depressing shares and executives. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has further undermined confidence in the banking sector.

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