Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, is considering selling its stake in Chinese group Hua Xia Bank and divesting its retail banking activities in India, the business daily Handelsblatt has reported.
Deutsche Bank spent a total €1.3 billion in amassing a stake of nearly 20% in Hua Xia Bank between 2006 and 2010, the newspaper said.
At current prices, that stake is now worth around €3.3 billion, but no formal decision to sell it has been taken at this stage, Handelsblatt said.
Deutsche Bank, which unveiled a massive restructuring plan at the end of April, is also considering selling its retail activities in India, where it currently has 17 branches, the newspaper added.
Contacted by AFP, a company spokesman said Deutsche Bank would not comment on "speculation".