BERLIN Oct 7 German Economy Minister Sigmar
Gabriel said on Friday that Deutsche Bank faces
enormous challenges with potential fines in the United States,
but moves by Deutsche's leadership to change the bank's business
model showed the bank was reacting to the risks it faced.
Gabriel said while the German government did not have its
own risk assessment for the bank it was clear that Germany was
keen to see the bank succeed in the longer term.
"It's completely obvious that we have an interest in
Deutsche Bank again becoming a stable financial institution that
is successful nationally and internationally," Gabriel told a
He declined to comment on a possible government bailout for
Deutsche Bank or a report that German listed companies are
mulling an equity stake in Germany's largest lender.
(Reporting by Joseph Nasr and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Arno