The DAX 30 had a rocky week and remains weak after the US Department of Justice proposed a settlement with Deutsche Bank of 14 billion dollars to resolve the US mortgage crisis. The index is down almost 3% for the week and 4.35% for the year. The DAX will open at 10276.00. Banks were led lower after Germany’s New York-listed Deutsche Bank was reported to be hit with a US settlement claim of $14bn for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities in the so-called “subprime mortgage” scandal of the mid 2000s which led to the financial crisis.
Lenders took a hit after the US Department of Justice proposed that Deutsche Bank pay $14bn to settle allegations of mis-selling mortgage securities. However, Deutsche Bank said it had no intention to settle the claims anywhere near that figure.
European stock markets retreated yesterday, as banking shares led by Deutsche Bank slumped on news US authorities were hunting down Germany’s biggest lender over a record fine.
Frankfurt’s DAX 30 was the hardest hit, closing down 1.5% at 10,276.17, while the Paris CAC 40 shed nearly 1% at 4,332.45 compared with the close on Thursday.
The US Justice Department is seeking up to $14bn (€12.5bn) from Deutsche Bank to resolve allegations stemming from the sale of mortgage securities in the 2008 crisis, the German financial giant confirmed.
It added that the DoJ had invited the bank to submit a counter offer, and said it expected to reach a “materially lower” figure in negotiations.
But the news hammered Deutsche Bank shares, which sank 8.5% to close at €11.99 in Frankfurt.
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