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Germany: Labor union opposed to Deutsche-Commerzbank merger

 |  March 12, 2019

Germany’s Verdi labor union on Tuesday, March 12, objected strongly to a possible merger between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, arguing that the merged group would be a more attractive target for a hostile foreign takeover.

The union also said in a statement to Reuters that Deutsche’s problem investment bank, would not be helped by a tie-up with Commerzbank. A merger would put at least 10,000 jobs at risk, it added.

“We reject a merger,” said Jan Duscheck, head of Verdi’s banking division. It wouldn’t create a truly big bank in the European market, and the new entity would be “considerably more attractive for a hostile takeover, for example, by France,” he said.

Full Content: Reuters

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