Deutsche Bank published its first full-year result after 2014 on Friday, despite a weak fourth quarter, including on rising merger speculation and a number of uphill struggles.
Net revenues came in at EUR 25 billion for the year and NOK 5.5 billion for the last quarter of 2018, both of which missed narrow estimates in a Reuters survey. The common stock-tier-1 ratio, which indicates the bank's strength, fell to 13.6 per cent in 2018, compared with 14 per cent at the end of 2017.
The German lender has been under great control by investors given its long-standing and ongoing problems. It has been plagued by fines and several failed restructuring attempts. Later, the headquarters were hit by prosecutors among a money laundering investigation.