Commerzbank is Germany's second-largest bank with offices in more than 50 countries. It finances about 30 percent of German foreign trade and is the unchallenged leader in financing for small and mid-sized enterprises..
After receiving a state bailout of 18.2 billion euro ($19.7 billion) in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the Frankfurt-based lender has shaken off government restrictions and is expanding again across Europe. It is still 15 percent owned by the government.
In its flagship report the World Bank warns that the disappointing growth of the emerging economies would have a serious impact on global growth prospects. This worries international investors. DW spoke to Jörg Krämer, the Chief economist of Germany's Commerzbank in Frankfurt.