A Munich court is hearing arguments into whether the near-collapse and subsequent nationalisation of HRE was triggered by liquidity problems at Dublin-based Depfa in the wake of the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP

A former board member of property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) has denied it acquired a “ticking time bomb” through its 2007 takeover of Dublin-ba(...)

 A Deutsche Bank branch in Berlin, Germany.  Photographer: Adam Berry/Bloomberg News

Germany’s finance ministry piled pressure on Deutsche Bank to reform its corporate culture yesterday, adding its voice to that of the country’s indust(...)

Defendant Dirk Jens Nonnenmacher, former chief executive of German bank HSH Nordbank, sits in the courtroom Hamburg on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

James Bond’s first big screen nemesis, Dr No, never got his day in court after Sean Connery left him boiling in a cooling vat. Half a century on, howe(...)