FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: The twin towers of Deutsche Bank (C) stand illuminated in this aerial picture of the financial district on September 15, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.... more 
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: The twin towers of Deutsche Bank (C) stand illuminated in this aerial picture of the financial district on September 15, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Investors and clients, spooked by the large exposure of many major European banks to debt-ridden European countries that are showing increasing signs of potential insolvency, are withdrawing large amounts of capital as European leaders scramble to ward off what many analysts claim could become a meltdown of Europe's banking system. In the most recent developments Moody's Investment Services downgraded the credit ratings of major French banks Credit Agricole and Societe General due to the banks' exposure to Greek government bonds. On top of that a handful of European banks, including Deutsche Bank, are being sued by the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency and are being investigated by the British Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for possibly misrepresenting financial packages of U.S. mortgages the banks sold to investors, including U.S. mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images) less 
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