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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., the nation’s biggest bank, held talks with DVB Bank SE about a possible takeover of the German shipping and aviation lender, sources said.

Negotiations over the potential acquisition of the Frankfurt-based bank, which is majority owned by cooperative lender DZ Bank AG, ended in December without an agreement, the people said, asking not to be identified. A second Japanese bank also held talks, two of the people said, but they declined to name the lender.

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