Five years after it got an 18-billion euro bailout from the German taxpayer, Commerzbank's foundations are still shaky. But the bank's latest results show some progress, it managed a slight profit of 78 million euros last year after a loss in 2012.
The German lender has beaten analysts' expectations for third-quarter profit and has settled another case of its financial crisis wrongdoings. But meagre revenues show the bank is far from being out of the woods.
A decade ago, the subprime crisis began in the US, which a year later became a global financial crisis with the failure of Lehman Brothers. DW explores what politicians and the financial world have learned.
German lender Commerzbank is seen leading talks to take over Deutsche Bank's Polish banking operations - mBank. The move would allow DB to raise much-needed cash while reducing its non-core assets.
Germany's second-largest lender, Commerzbank, has booked a steep decline in bottom-line earnings for 2016. The bank kept battling through a tough restructuring in a volatile business environment.
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