Deutsche Bank's chief executive Christian Sewing is seeking assurances that he will not face a political backlash over job cuts if he goes ahead with a merger with the retail lender Commerzbank. Patrick Jenkins discusses the rationale for the merger with Olaf Storbeck and Stephen Morris.

Contributors: Katie Martin, capital markets editor, Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, Olaf Storbeck, Frankfurt correspondent and Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent. Producer: Fiona Symon

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