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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB pushes to deter banks from holding sour loans Financial Times
ECB tells banks to set aside more cash on bad loans Reuters
EC backs ECB bid for clearinghouse oversight Reuters
ECB's Nowotny urges gradual approach as QE decision nears Reuters
Unwinding QE could trigger financial crisis, warns JP Morgan The Daily Telegraph
Commerzbank, other banks join UBS and IBM trade finance blockchain Reuters
Lack of reinstatements on ILS coverage to drive some ILW demand Artemis


May Says U.K. Will Be Ready for No-Deal Brexit If EU Talks Fail Bloomberg News
Bank of England says Brexit transition deal needed by Christmas Reuters
BoE supervisor urges EU regulators to work together on Brexit Financial Times
UK supervisor warns that Brexit plans could complicate bank regulation Financial Times
S&P says Bank of England is talking up sterling to fight inflation Reuters
FCA chief defends car finance despite fears it could lead to next financial crisis The Independent
Personal injury law firm hopes to avoid further accident Financial Times
BRIEF-Willis Towers Watson and Aon reach agreement on CFO dispute Reuters
Investment company Fidelity to add 250 jobs to Irish office The Irish Times

Allied Irish Banks
AIB restructure 'won't alter traded share price' Irish Independent
AIB shareholders to hold reorganisation meeting on November 3rd The Irish Times

Barclays Smart Investor hit by dividend payment delays Financial Times

Legal & General Group
Legal & General backs "anti-Wonga" fintech startup SalaryFinance in £40m funding round City A.M.

Lonmar Global Risks
Lonmar Global Risks hires Charles Ross as executive director Post

Metro Bank
MOVES-Metro Bank names Roger Fenwick as director of specialist sectors Reuters

OneSavings Bank
BRIEF-JC Flowers sells 8 pct stake in Onesavings Bank for 75 mln pounds Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
'Government link' in RBS scandal The Times

MOVES-TP ICAP makes senior hires in institutional services unit Reuters


Goldman to add office space in Frankfurt with new lease Reuters
Goldman Sachs Agrees on Lease for Frankfurt Office Tower Space Bloomberg News

Allianz Group
Allianz has no plans to join rivals in selling run-off life insurance Reuters
Allianz Leben does not want to sell holdings Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank opens trading code to Goldman-backed Symphony and others Reuters
MOVES-Deutsche Bank names new head for Asia-Pacific asset management Reuters

WGZ Bank relies on the system of the DZ Bank Börsen-Zeitung

EFG International
Swiss private bank EFG says chief executive to step down Financial Times
EFG CFO Pradelli to replace chief executive Straehle in 2018 Reuters

UBS Group
UBS's Weber sees additional jobs coming through new opportunities Reuters
UBS chairman joins in bitcoin bashing by bankers Reuters


Aegon goes to Mexico De Telegraaf

Crédit Agricole
Crédit Agricole wants to democratize factoring Les Echos

Crédit Mutuel Group
Crédit Mutuel: insurers in the North and the East want to merge Les Echos

Dexia halves debt in Puerto Rico De Tijd

NN Group
NN Bank prices bonds De Telegraaf


Spanish crisis sends debt insurance costs surging across southern Europe Reuters
Catalan Customers Torn on Who to Bank With on Secession Fear Bloomberg News
DBRS admits to improving Portugal's rating outlook Jornal de Negócios

Banco Popular Español
BRIEF-Spain court admits complaints against Banco Popular over capital hikes Reuters

González (BBVA) sees "critical" for competitiveness as regulation does not hinder innovation Europa Press

CaixaBank says will protect clients', shareholders' and employees' interests Reuters
CaixaBank is considering moving its headquarters to the Balearic Islands if necessary to protect customers El Mundo

Novo Banco
Novo Banco sale condition waived to allow Lone Star deal Reuters
UPDATE 1-Portugal's Novo Banco secures bondholder support for buyback Reuters
Novo Banco tender likely to trigger CDS, analysts say Reuters
Novo Banco repurchases US$4.74 billion in bonds Diário de Notícias


Banca Carige
Carige warns of resolution risk if capital plan fails Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi shares to resume trading soon: Treasury official Reuters

National Bank of Greece
National Bank: Who will succeed Takis Thomopoulos Kerdos


The Banks Benefiting From the Nordic IPO Boom Bloomberg News
Iceland Delivers Surprise Rate Cut Weeks Before Snap Election Bloomberg News
Supervision: Banks do not have enough control over the risk of property FinansWatch

Topdanmark will have a new CEO at the turn of the year Politiken

Nykredit's price increases are clear signals to future shareholders FinansWatch

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank wants more private customers after 2019 FinansWatch


The Central Bank will streamline the work of insurers Vedomosti
UPDATE 1-Poland's central bank head sees unchanged rates to end of 2018 Reuters
Belarus seeks probe of 'limited' auditor competition Financial Times

Albaraka Türk Katilim Bankasi
BRIEF-Albaraka Turk sells a NPL portfolio of 164.5 mln lira for 1.6 mln lira Reuters

Alior Bank
BRIEF-Alior Bank ?aims to achieve ROE 14%, C/I 39% and NIM 5.1% targets in 2019 Reuters?

B&N Bank
Russia's B&N Bank to write off some junior debt owned by shareholders Reuters

PKO Bank Polski
MEDIA-Polish bank PKO CEO says 2017 profit may top 3 bln zlotys -PAP Reuters
Bank PKO BP can beat PLN 3 bln group net in 2017 as economy fuels volume growth - CEO PAP

Ananjevs change the team of Promsvyazbank Vedomosti
Promsvyazbank bought over 40% of its subordinated bonds in September Vedomosti

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