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.
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.
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.
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