Business News: Deutsche Bank struggles to rebound, merger rumors hit shares

Business News: Deutsche Bank struggles to rebound, merger rumors hit shares

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s struggling Deutsche Bank suffered another loss in the fourth quarter as it faces a raft of issues including a steeply lower share price, merger speculation and continuing legal questions.

The loss of 409 million euros ($469 million) was an improvement from the year-earlier loss of 2.42 billion euros but it still underwhelmed analysts and investors.  Income from trading bonds and currencies slumped 23 percent in the quarter, when global financial markets were hugely volatile.

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