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BayernLB to Stay Away From Risky Investments, Passauer Reports

July 09, 2012

Bayerische Landesbank will refrain from undertaking risky investments in order to be a “very solid and safe business” focused on small- and medium-sized Bavarian companies, Passauer Neue Presse reported, citing Markus Soeder, finance minister of the state of Bavaria.

Soeder added that the bank plans to avoid high risk securities and cut its balance sheet in half, the newspaper reported.

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