I used this link for the 1st bold phrase: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/gasp_1#gasp_1__4 and couldn't understand the 2nd one. Can anybody explain them for me, please?
"While UBS is one of Switzerland's two main lenders, Deutsche is Germany's only global bank. Although its misadventures in investment banking may have left it gasping for equity, the German lender is too big to fail in a way that UBS will never be. Deutsche Bank hasn't needed a bailout, but it's easy to see that with its deep ties at home, it could always get one."