Commerzbank’s leverage ratio dips as balance sheet swells

Commerzbank expanded its balance sheet by €37.2 billion ($45 billion) in the first quarter of the year, causing its leverage ratio to fall. 

As calculated under the European Union's Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), Commerzbank’s leverage ratio dropped 29 basis points to 4.66% quarter on quarter. 

CRR leverage exposure, the ratio’s denominator, increased 6.9% to €578.6 billion in the first three months of the year. Over the same period, Tier 1 capital, the ratio’s numerator, rose 0.6% to

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