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.
Poor results and tumbling share prices: Germany's big banks are in trouble. Now Commerzbank is facing a possible ousting from the DAX index. Experts say the banks have dragged their feet in the face of digitalisation. A congress in Frankfurt hopes to find solutions.