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Germany to Explore Commerzbank-ING Deal With Netherlands

  • German and Dutch finance officials met to discuss options
  • No talks are under way yet, only initial reconnaissance
Commerzbank AG Headquarters Ahead Of Second Quarter Results
Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
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The German government is probing the possibility of a tie-up between Commerzbank AG and ING Groep NV as one option to forge a European financial heavyweight, according to people familiar with the discussions.