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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

EU criticised over no-deal Brexit plans for financial services Financial News
ECB Wins Court Case Over Appointment of Draghi's Top Adviser Bloomberg News
EU court's advocate sides with ECB in Latvian corruption case Reuters
EU takes step to boost monitoring of money laundering at banks Reuters
ECB should have ended corporate bond buys - Nowotny Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

U.S. Treasury, USTR sign deal on post-Brexit insurance Reuters
UPDATE 1-EU says bulk of UK financial sector would be cut off by no-deal Brexit Reuters
BoE welcomes 'crucial' EU step to avoid no-deal financial crunch Sky News
Regulator acts on £4bn loyalty penalty 'rip off' affecting millions Sky News
UPDATE 2-UK competition watchdog targets $5 bln loyalty penalty crackdown Reuters
Banks warn on UK tax rate burden as threat of 'no-deal' Brexit looms Sky News
FCA to probe link between companies' poor diversity and misconduct Financial Times
Top bankers warned over harassment The Times
Police make arrests in probe of suspected £18m pension scam Financial Times

Barclays
Barclays wants to get involved in private banking again - also in Switzerland Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Direct Line Insurance Group
Direct Line plots £400m bid for Legal & General unit Sky News

Fidelity International
Fidelity executive drowned after taking LSD, inquest hears Financial News

International Standard Asset Management
Hedge fund pioneer Lord Fink to resign as chair of ISAM Financial News

Permanent TSB Group
PTSB taps former HSBC executive for chief risk role The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Eleven banks gain approval to join RBS competition scheme Financial Times

RSA Insurance Group
RSA appoints Neil Strickland as Customer Experience Director Reinsurance News

Santander UK
Santander fined £33m for failing to pass on dead customers' money to relatives The Independent
Santander fined £33m for failing to pass on inheritances Financial Times
FCA Fines Santander $42 Million Over Dead Customers' Funds Bloomberg News

Ulster Bank Ireland
Ulster Bank gets ratings upgrade from Fitch The Irish Times

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Insurer does not have to reimburse premium only because auditor not independent - German court Reuters
NordLB and Helaba are again proving a merger Handelsblatt
UPDATE 1-Exposed Austrian banks hit by Romania tax plan Reuters

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong, Singapore sees exodus of almost 50 investment bankers since May The Business Times

Erste Group Bank
Erste Group share slipped by ten percent Die Presse

Eurex
CFTC gives Germany's Eurex green light to clear for U.S. investors Reuters

Falcon Private Bank
Falcon Private Bank: Green Light From the Middle East finews.com

Meinl Bank
Julius Meinl accused of infidelity - Bank sees "anti-Semitic motives" Die Presse

SIX Group
SIX in Cloud Deal finews.com

UBS Group
UBS Wealth's Hedge Fund-Like Playbook to Beat Market Mayhem Bloomberg News

Urner Kantonalbank
Urner Kantonalbank causes a stir finews.ch

Zuger Kantonalbank
Zuger KB brings fintech expertise to the Bank Council finews.ch

FRANCE AND BENELUX

AFM: Less interest in private individuals for crypto coins Het Financieele Dagblad

Natixis
Natixis acquires La Banque Postale's share in Gift Certificates L'Agefi
Natixis shares tumble after news of 'deficient' hedging strategy Financial Times

Société Générale
French court rules SocGen justified in firing rogue trader Kerviel Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Banco de Portugal wants to join guarantee funds of the entire banking system Jornal de Negócios
Banco de Portugal may fetch 100 million from agricultural banks Dinheiro Vivo
Nationalization of BPN already cost more than CGD's capitalization Jornal de Negócios

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA plans to sell its car financing business in Chile Europa Press

Banco Santander
Santander will pay a dividend of 0.065 euros on February 1 Expansión
Santander will pay a third interim dividend on February 1 of 0.065 euros Europa Press
Banco Santander takes over 100% of Brazilian Getnet for €323 million Europa Press

Bankinter
Bankinter will pay a dividend of 0.06 euros to its shareholders on December 28 Europa Press

Ibercaja Banco
Ibercaja signs Merrill Lynch and accelerates its plans to go public Expansión

Liberbank
Liberbank launches a portal that will serve as a meeting point between the bank and digital actors Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian banks sold NPLs last year at 17 pct of gross book value - Bank of Italy Reuters

Banca Mediolanum
Mediolanum, agreement with the Tax Authority: will pay 79 million euros La Repubblica
EU court claims final word on Berlusconi's stake in Mediolanum Reuters

Banco BPM
Bylaws, Banco Bpm goes to the collection MF

UniCredit
Unicredit sells non-performing loans for 170 million euros Il Messaggero

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Denmark will probably not be available to the European Court of Justice after money laundering FinansWatch
Sweden's President of Parliament is waiting for Christmas to appoint a new prime minister candidate Børsen

Danske Bank
Estonia arrests 10 former employees of embattled Danske Bank Financial Times
Estonia arrests ten in Danske Bank money laundering inquiry Reuters
Danske Criminal Probe Leads to First Bankers Being Detained Bloomberg News
Danske ex-CEO Borgen sets up management consultancy Reuters
Detached Danske Bank Chief Executive has established its own company Finans

EASTERN EUROPE

Central Bank wants to allow pension funds to IPO Vedomosti
UPDATE 1-Slovene parliament appoints Vasle cbank governor, ECB council member Reuters
Romania shocks investors with bank and energy tax plans Financial Times
Today, the CNB Council will discuss the rates for the first time in the new composition ČTK

Odea Bank
BRSA allows Odea Bank Hürriyet

Privatbank
Ukraine's central bank files Swiss court claim against PrivatBank's former owner Reuters

Promsvyazbank
Promsvyazbank prepared to disconnect from international payment systems Vedomosti

Saint Petersburg Exchange
Russia's Saint-Petersburg Exchange sees trading soar in 2018 Reuters

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