Commerzbank reported a net loss of 288 million euros ($320 million) in the third quarter on Friday, which managed to beat analyst estimates.
Despite fevered speculation, the vast majority of economists expect an extension for quantitative easing beyond March 2017.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach the regulatory issues around Deutsche Bank scandal.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports from Frankfurt with the latest on Deutsche Bank.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports Deutsche Bank's CEO sent a letter to reassure staff over market concerns, and Merkel's government refuses to bailout the bank.
The European Union (EU) is experiencing a crisis and needs to regain credibility and public trust, the deputy finance minister of Germany's CDU said.
ECB President Mario Draghi appeared in Berlin on Wednesday to defend the institution from some of its sternest critics — German lawmakers.
German lender Deutsche Bank sought to reassure investors on Monday, telling CNBC that it's CEO hadn't asked for government assistance.
President of the European Central Bank sees overcrowded banking industries in Europe as one reason for the sector's low profitability.
Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest lender, will announce plans to split up its Mittelstandsbank at the end of the month, sources tell CNBC.