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Friday, 5 August 2016

Deutsche Bank Collapse Will Spark Sharp Global #Meltdown

IMF Calls Deutsche Bank Biggest Threat To Global Economy

 For nearly 150 years, the Deutsche Bank in Germany has been trusted throughout Europe. However, in recent months, the bank has instead become the riskiest financial institution in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Continual Financial Downturn

Deutsche Bank AG’s share prices have decreased dramatically this year, dropping over 50%. In fact, the institution has been experiencing a steady downturn for quite a while, having dropped in value by 90% since its peak in 2007. Then in July, the bank in fact reached record lows, due at least in part to the UK’s Brexit vote, which has had a negative effect on the global economy that will likely be felt over a long period.
But the IMF’s main worry is that Deutsche Bank is over-leveraged. They’ve made a number of risky investments that could easily go bad, proving detrimental not only for them and their customers, but for the global economy in general. In the past, Germany’s financial state has had among the most significant ripple effects in Europe, with losses in German banks leading to significant losses all over. So the fear is that the current problems with Deutsche Bank could spread to other financial institutions and have a significant impact on the rest of Europe. 
Jeffrey Gundlach - Bank Of America vs Deutsche Bank

Value Walk    

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The gathering of central bankers came amid continuing uncertainty for the global economy as growth slows and market sentiment remains fragile.

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