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  1. February 13, 2014

    Commerzbank swings back into profit

    Commerzbank swung back into the black last year and said that it planned to get rid of assets in its so-called bad bank at a...

  2. May 14, 2013

    Commerzbank: still in rehab

    Commerzbank chairman Martin Blessing has good reason to feel peeved. Since Deutsche Bank announced an equity issue to help...

  1. March 13, 2013

    Commerzbank in €2.5bn capital raising

    Commerzbank plans to take a decisive step away from state support through a €2.5bn capital increase that will remove the...

  2. March 3, 2013

    Commerzbank prepares bonus appeal

    Commerzbank is beginning its legal appeal in the UK this week against a ruling that means it has to pay around €50m to 104...

  3. February 15, 2013

    Commerzbank chief Blessing to forgo bonus

    Commerzbank’s chief executive will not take his bonus after admitting the German bank’s annual profit was unsatisfactory and...

  4. November 14, 2012

    Lenders plot early LTRO repayments

    Less than a year after Mario Draghi moved to avert a liquidity squeeze in Europe’s financial system by pumping nearly €1tn...

  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. June 27, 2012

    Commerzbank pulls out of shipping finance

    Commerzbank is pulling out of ship finance and commercial property lending as part of a strategic review prompted by the...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. February 23, 2012

    German bank chief hits at Greek debt deal

    The deal eurozone leaders struck with private holders of Greek government bonds to impose deep cuts to the value of their...

  10. February 23, 2012

    Commerzbank debt swap to boost capital

    Commerzbank is to swap junior debt for shares to boost core capital by €1bn and take the German bank closer to meeting...

  11. February 6, 2012

    UK bankers and the matter of the public good

    I think Stephen Hester is doing a pretty good job of clearing up the mess at Royal Bank of Scotland. When he arrived as...

  12. 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...

  13. January 22, 2012

    Bank bonus dispute goes to High Court

    This week 104 investment bankers will head to the High Court in a dispute over €50m of unpaid bonuses, in what promises to...

  14. January 19, 2012

    Commerzbank outlines capital raising plans

    Commerzbank has revealed its plans to strengthen its capital alone and without state aid, saying it can surpass the demands...

  15. January 18, 2012

    Commerzbank plans to avoid state help

    Commerzbank has shelved the idea of offloading assets from its troubled Eurohypo subsidiary on to the German government and...

  16. 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....

  17. November 25, 2011

    Commerzbank considers sovereign debt spin-off

    Commerzbank is examining plans to spin off its crisis-hit sovereign bonds into a government-backed “bad bank” as it fights...

  18. November 18, 2011

    Commerzbank chief attacks Greek deal

    The market for credit default swaps on sovereign bonds should be “closed down” if investors cannot be guaranteed the...

  19. November 4, 2011

    Commerzbank puts freeze on some lending

    Commerzbank is calling a temporary halt to some international lending to meet stricter capital requirements for European...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. June 29, 2011

    Deutsche Bank warns on voluntary rollover

    Germany’s top banker has warned that a voluntary deal by financial institutions to roll over Greek debt is “extremely...

  23. June 11, 2011

    We must help euro states, says Merkel

    Angela Merkel has told sceptical Germans that backing another rescue package for Greece is essential because a default of...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. October 25, 2010

    German bankers in attack on regulations

    Top bankers in Germany, including Deutsche Bank chief executive Josef Ackermann, have delivered a stark warning that...

  29. September 9, 2010

    Fears for German banks under new rules

    A member of the European Central Bank executive board has warned that some of Germany’s most important banks are...

  30. August 5, 2010

    German bank eyes return to profit

    Commerzbank expects to report an annual profit for this year, after Germany’s rapid economic rebound spurred the bank’s...

  31. May 20, 2010

    Commerzbank prepares for withdrawal of state support

    Commerzbank is preparing for a withdrawal of German state support by asking shareholders to agree to a range of...

  32. May 19, 2010

    Commerzbank prepares for end of state support

    Commerzbank is preparing for a withdrawal of German state support by asking shareholders to agree to a range of...

  33. May 6, 2010

    Commerzbank returns to profit after two years

    Commerzbank posted its first quarterly net profit for almost two years on Thursday, helped by favourable market tailwinds...

  34. March 24, 2010

    Commerz bank set for quarterly profit

    Commerzbank is set for its first quarterly pre-tax profit in almost two years, its chief financial officer has said in the...

  35. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2010

    Commerzbank sees €4.5bn loss

    Commerzbank on Tuesday reported Q4 trading losses of €561m, and a worse-than-expected net loss of €1.9bn ($2.6bn) for the...

  36. February 24, 2010

    Commerzbank reports net loss for end of 2009

    Commerzbank yesterday reported trading losses of €561m in the last three months of 2009, forcing Germany's second-largest...

  37. February 23, 2010

    Commerzbank hit by €4.5bn loss

    Commerzbank on Tuesday reported trading losses of €561m in the last three months of 2009, forcing Germany’s second-largest...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 26, 2009

    Commerzbank doubts early profit

    Commerzbank damped talk of an early end to its losses following its takeover of Dresdner Bank, reiterating that it would be...

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