The collapse of the merger talks between the two German banks Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, will increase the speculation in the European banking consolidation further.

Earlier there has been speculation of the Italian bank Unicredit to be interested to merge with Commerzbank. But this new situation after Thursday announcement of the break in the two German banks, will raise other candidates as well.

For example the New York Times, write also about the Amsterdam banking group ING as a possible candidate.

The European banking sector was up slightly, while Stoxx Europe 600 banking index was trading 0,09 % at 147,65 points. In one year time this sector has declined by 16,9 %.

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