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Deutsche Bank's Big Unknowns

Nervous investors await more communication about legal charges

Give John Cryan at least some credit. If nothing else, Deutsche Bank's new CEO should get a pat on the back for prompt communication.

Since he took over last year, the bank has twice announced poor quarterly earnings ahead of schedule. On Monday, the bank reassured investors it can make coupon payments on some of its riskiest debt, bringing forward by a month a regular disclosure on the bank's capacity to pay investors.