Bloomberg News reports that the bank may retreat from "a couple of small business areas", Sewing said at a dinner the Frankfurt-based company hosted in Berlin on Wednesday evening. On this news, Deutsche Bank's share price fell $0.49, or 4.24%, to close at $11.08 on May 31, 2018.
"It's quite unfair in light of the work they've done", one of the sources said of the leak of the US regulatory classification of Deutsche Bank as "troubled". JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €12.00 ($13.95) price target on Deutsche Bank and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a report on Wednesday, April 4th.
Deutsche Bank plans to cut back bond and equities trading, where it has been unable to break the grip of the USA powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, to invest in German retail banking and asset management in Europe. The article further reported that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has added Deutsche Bank's subsidiary Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas to its "problem banks" list of at-risk institutions.
Responding to the Fed's decision, which has influenced Deutsche's move to reduce risk taking in the U.S. and required it to seek approval for hiring in the country, the CEO wrote: "These actions are principally related to or the result of weaknesses in our internal controls and infrastructure".
Up until today, S&P rated Deutsche Bank's long-term credit at A-, on negative credit watch.
The WSJ report sent Deutsche's shares down 7% on Thursday to their lowest-ever closing level, valuing it at $22bn (£16.5bn).
The chief executive also said Deutsche Bank was well positioned to react to excessive moves in debt markets.
"Notably, while much of the heavy-lifting should be completed in 2018, Deutsche Bank's restructuring will likely only start bearing fruit in 2019, and only fully by 2021", it said.
"We have made progress in remediating them over the past year", he wrote. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Deutsche Bank from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. "We're not yet where we want to be, but we are steadily getting there".
"The bank now has a tighter management team, good capital and liquidity, and supervisors are reassured by the plans they see", a source familiar with the thinking of the European Central Bank said.
When contacted by FOX Business, the Fed declined to comment.