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  1. September 20, 2013

    Boardroom legacies

    The financial crisis has scored another victim, albeit one that has attracted less media attention than the collapse of...

  2. July 18, 2013

    No laughing matter as investors lose patience with Commerzbank

    It was not one of the best moments in Martin Blessing’s career. When the chief executive of Commerzbank last November...

  1. June 19, 2013

    Commerzbank to cut 5,200 jobs by 2016

    Commerzbank is to cut 5,200 jobs by 2016 in an attempt to improve its competitiveness amid a battle for customers in German...

  2. February 4, 2013

    Charges lead Commerzbank to a loss

    Commerzbank has followed domestic rival Deutsche Bank in reporting a substantial quarterly loss after one-off charges and...

  3. January 24, 2013

    Commerzbank to cut up to 6,000 jobs

    Commerzbank plans to cut between 4,000 and 6,000 jobs as it attempts to hold down costs amid a battle for customers in...

  4. January 6, 2013

    Compass Advisers to merge with RPP

    Compass Advisers, the US merchant banking group, is merging its London business with UK rival Richmond Park Partners in a...

  5. November 8, 2012

    Commerzbank scales back retail goals

    Commerzbank scaled back ambitions for its struggling retail bank and said a dividend was unlikely until at least 2014 as...

  6. November 4, 2012

    Commerzbank to revamp retail operations

    Commerzbank is to revamp its faltering retail operations and pledge a rapid sell-off of unwanted assets to try to restore...

  7. August 23, 2012

    CDB chief leads China’s thrust overseas

    The red carpet is invariably rolled out whenever delegations from China Development Bank land in developing countries to vet...

  8. August 9, 2012

    Commerzbank’s retail arm underperforms

    Commerzbank is weighing options for its underperforming retail bank as Germany’s second-largest bank by assets continued to...

  9. June 18, 2012

    Morgan Stanley talks penance with Irish nuns

    A group of Irish nuns is close to reaching a settlement with Morgan Stanley after suing the US bank in a dispute about...

  10. May 30, 2012

    Commerzbank appeal on bonus case refused

    Commerzbank has been strongly criticised by a UK High Court judge who called its behaviour “highly reprehensible” and...

  11. May 23, 2012

    Pay cap end angers Commerzbank investors

    Commerzbank faced investors’ anger after it ended a salary cap for its top executives despite the German bank’s continued...

  12. March 28, 2012

    Commerzbank to restructure Eurohypo

    Commerzbank has reached agreement with EU competition watchdogs to restructure its struggling Eurohypo subsidiary rather...

  13. January 30, 2012

    Bonus pledge not binding, Commerzbank CEO says

    The new owners of Dresdner Bank decided that an earlier promise to ringfence at least €400m for bonuses was not legally...

  14. January 26, 2012

    Dresdner bonus culture exposed

    One of the 104 investment bankers suing for €50m in unpaid bonuses told the UK High Court on Thursday he had expected a...

  15. January 26, 2012

    Portrait of the curator as a bank employee

    It is unusual to feel utterly indecorous when discussing finances with an employee of an investment bank. However, this is...

  16. FT Alphaville

    January 19, 2012

    Fears over Commerzbank and MPS grow

    European regulators are convinced Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Germany’s Commerzbank  will fail to produce credible...

  17. January 18, 2012

    Commerzbank faces €5.3bn capital hole

    Commerzbank’s need to find €5.3bn of capital to satisfy the European Banking Authority is a huge burden for a bank in its...

  18. January 15, 2012

    RBS staff consider advisory arm buy-out

    A group of dealmakers at Royal Bank of Scotland, including its head of corporate finance, are considering a management...

  19. December 13, 2011

    Commerzbank: in need of second aid

    The awkward choice Berlin faces is whether to bail out peripheral eurozone economies, or its crisis-ravaged banks at home....

  20. November 30, 2011

    How Gazprom lost control of Gazprombank

    When Gazprom transferred control in 2007 of Gazprombank, its banking arm and the country’s third biggest lender, to Gazfond,...

  21. August 10, 2011

    Commerzbank: blessing in disguise

    Commerzbank, still haunted by its mid-crisis purchase of Dresdner Bank, could do without the ghost of Greek sovereign debt...

  22. August 10, 2011

    Commerzbank hit by €760m Greek writedown

    Commerzbank ‘s second-quarter earnings were all but wiped out by a €760m ($1.1bn) writedown on Greek bonds as Germany’s...

  23. May 26, 2011

    Files give detail on $2bn stake in hedge funds

    New documents reveal the extent of Libya’s investments with some of London and New York’s biggest hedge funds. The files,...

  24. May 26, 2011

    Brief tryst ends in cold storage

    Muammer Gaddafi’s Libyan regime has had vast oil wealth to spend during the booming world market of the past years – but new...

  25. May 6, 2011

    Commerzbank approval for €11bn repayment

    Commerzbank was expected on Friday to gain shareholder approval for an €11bn ($15.9bn) injection of capital to repay most of...

  26. May 2, 2011

    Investors cheer Commerzbank’s surprise profits

    Commerzbank cheered investors ahead of its crucial multibillion-euro capital raising when Germany’s second-largest lender...

  27. April 6, 2011

    Commerzbank: €14bn redeeming feature

    I want to break free. Freddie Mercury and Commerzbank chief executive Martin Blessing have something in common. Germany’s...

  28. FT Alphaville

    April 6, 2011

    Commerzbank to raise capital

    Commerzbank is expected to set out plans for a multibillion-euro fundraising as early as Wednesday that will significantly...

  29. April 5, 2011

    Commerzbank to raise capital

    Commerzbank is expected to set out plans for a multibillion-euro fundraising as early as Wednesday that will substantially...

  30. April 5, 2011

    Commerzbank to repay €14bn state aid

    Commerzbank is to issue €11bn of equity to reduce substantially its dependence on state aid, repaying more than €14bn in...

  31. April 5, 2011

    Nomos details $640m Anglo-Russian listing

    Nomos Bank, Russia’s eight-largest private bank, is seeking up to $640m in its planned London-Moscow listing this month in a...

  32. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2011

    Commerzbank to repay bail-out

    Commerzbank expects to repay a significant amount of state aid this year after it made better than expected annual profits...

  33. February 23, 2011

    Commerzbank: a sizeable equity issue seems inevitable

    Germany’s recovery has brought relief to Commerzbank, whose mid-crisis purchase of Dresdner Bank from Allianz caused it to...

  34. February 23, 2011

    Commerzbank set for bail-out repayments

    Commerzbank expects to repay a significant amount of state aid this year after it made better than expected annual profits...

  35. January 13, 2011

    Commerzbank unveils debt for equity swap

    Shoring up: the move could herald a bigger capital-raising exercise Commerzbank has taken long-awaited action to shore up...

  36. December 2, 2010

    Deutsche to leave Postbank alone after merger

    Deutsche Bank completes its takeover of domestic rival Deutsche Postbank this week, overtaking Commerzbank to become...

  37. FT Alphaville

    December 1, 2010

    European banks took big slice of Fed aid

    Foreign banks were among the biggest users of the US Federal Reserve’s $3,300bn emergency credit programmes during the...

  38. December 1, 2010

    European banks took big slice of Fed aid

    Foreign banks were among the biggest beneficiaries of the $3,300bn in emergency credit provided by the Federal Reserve...

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