Commerzbank has maintained its solid market position and posted an operating profit of 342 million euros in Q2. The Bank sustains a healthy risk profile with a very good NPL ratio of 1.4 per cent.
Commerzbank has attained a solid result in the Stress Test performed by the European Banking Authority (EBA). In the baseline scenario of the Stress Test Commerzbank has posted a Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (CET 1) of 13.1%. In the so-called adverse scenario of the Stress Test the Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 7.4%.
Commerzbank posted preliminary figures for the second quarter 2016. This had been triggered by a reduction in the Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (CET 1). The Group net profit for the second quarter 2016 is in line with consensus.
With the increasing integration of China into the global financial system, the renminbi is progressively gaining in significance in Europe. This has been confirmed by a survey of more than 200 companies which was conducted by Commerzbank and the Forsa institute.
Interview CFO Stephan Engels
CFO Stephan Engels on the Q2 figures 2016