Rising delinquencies among consumer and corporate borrowers are the "next wave" of the financial crisis and may affect banks that have avoided losses so far, said Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Officer Josef Ackermann.

"This crisis has consisted of a series of earthquakes, with changing epicenters," Ackermann said late last week at an event in Zurich. "Bad loans are the next wave. Banks that have fared relatively well so far will also be affected by this."

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