BERLIN Oct 6 The chief executives of several
German blue-chip companies have discussed Deutsche Bank's
problems and are ready to offer a capital injection
if needed to shore up Germany's largest lender, newspaper
Handelsblatt reported on Thursday.
In a source-based report, the German newspaper said that
under an emergency plan the participating companies would
purchase Deutsche Bank stock to help its reserves.
The capital injection which has been discussed is in the
low, single-digit billion euro range, the paper said.
"Market support for Deutsche Bank is in any case better than
the use of state money," it quoted a source familiar with the
discussions as saying
Deutsche Bank declined to comment on the report.
(Additional reporting by Arno Schuetze; Writing by Paul Carrel)