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Deutsche Bank Merger Will Be Assessed for Risks, Merkel Says

  • Merkel has been hesitant to comment on possible bank merger
  • Chancellor said shouldn’t issue opinion before talks done
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said German and European regulators will evaluate any potential threats to the financial system posed by the possible combination of Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG.

“Anything that involves a merger will very well take into account systemic risks,” Merkel told lawmakers in the lower house of parliament on Wednesday. “We know that the bigger the bank, the more capital requirements it has. All of that is regulated” by German and European authorities, she said, responding to a question on Deutsche Bank.