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Deutsche Bank may shrink trading arms as a profitability booster

Bank also mulls reducing interest-rate business and prime finance activities catering to hedge funds

As part of a strategy overhaul, the bank's chief executives are weighing a sale of its consumer bank in a reversal of their pledge to remain a universal bank.


DEUTSCHE Bank AG, which runs Europe's biggest investment bank, is looking at shrinking its trading businesses as it reviews three options to boost the firm's profitability, according to a person familiar with the matter.

To help lift returns, the bank is considering