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But Deutsche Bank is taking this a step further, by moving some back-office staff out of the US entirely.
2018 was rough for Deutsche Bank.
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The bank has been dogged by high levels of executive turnover and legal fines and a few months ago, prosecutors raided the lender’s offices in Frankfurt. The raids were said to have included the offices of its board members, suggesting that the investigation linked to the bank’s role in the “Panama Papers” money-laundering scandal is spreading. The news caused Deutsche Bank shares to fall to a record low.
Anticipating a year of unease ahead, the bank’s executives have pledged to keep a lid on costs, Reuters reported. The lender has set the costs to 22 billion euros in 2019.
Deutsche Bank is also set to relocate its North American headquarters to NYC’s Midtown from Wall Street after a 16-month search.
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