Deutsche Bank AG (DB, DBK.XE) intends to reduce its balance sheet total which amounted to just over two trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) at the end of the first quarter of 2013, Chief Financial Officer Stefan Krause said in an interview with daily newspaper Boersen Zeitung published Saturday.
Mr. Krause was quoted as saying that Deutsche Bank plans to reduce its liquidity reserves as well as its derivatives business.
He didn't say by how much Germany's largest bank plans to reduce its balance sheet total or the expected timeframe.
Mr. Krause said, however, that the bank's portfolio of noncore operations--"all of which is up for sale"--amounts to around EUR90 billion.
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