Business German bank merger hopes crumble as Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank scrap talks Updated : April 25, 2019 03:05 PM IST After nearly six weeks of talks, Germany's two largest banks announced on Thursday that high-level negotiations about a tie-up had ended. Shares in Commerzbank were 2.2 percent lower at 0905 GMT, while Deutsche Bank's were up 4.4 percent. The prospect of a merger met fierce opposition from the workforce, with unions fearing 30,000 job losses and concerns of investors and regulators. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.