Deutsche Bank just posted its first profit in years

Germany’s largest lender on Thursday reported profit of €113 million ($135.6 million) for 2020, compared to a loss of €5.7 billion ($6.8 billion) the previous year. The last time it reported an annual net profit was 2014, according to data provider Refinitiv. The turnaround was driven by a 32% increase in revenue at its investment banking division, which has been the focus of a strategic overhaul aimed at dramatically shrinking the unit. The investment bank was the only business unit that grew revenue in 2020, despite Deutsche Bank’s plan, unveiled in 2019, to return to its roots and focus on corporate banking. Provisions for credit losses more than

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