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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Spain's Guindos Looks Hard to Beat in ECB Vice Presidency Bid Bloomberg News
Guindos wields its experience and defends the independence of the ECB as guarantees to the vice presidency Europa Press
European Commission proposes ECB's Jazbec as candidate for bank watchdog SRB Reuters
More banks joining $14 billion debt for Blackstone's TR unit buy Reuters
EU delays tougher consumer protections on insurance policies Reuters
EU watchdog wants new rules to curb risk-taking by funds Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

The Bank of England will almost certainly hike rates in May City A.M.
Banks criticised by MPs for failing to commit to gender diversity pledge The Independent
Treasury Select Committee raises red flag over Women in Finance Charter City A.M.
Majority of big banks failing Mark Carney's climate change requirements City A.M.
Hedge funds charge forward with $250bn gains City A.M.
Outgoing FCA chair joins race to head competition watchdog Sky News
AllianceBernstein to Start Dublin Broker-Dealer in Brexit Shift Bloomberg News

Al Rayan Bank
Al Rayan debuts sharia-compliant bond backed by UK mortgages Financial Times

Barclays
BRIEF-Barclays PLC Reports 5.37 Percent Passive Stake In Entercom Communications Corp As Of Dec 31, 2017 Reuters

Hiscox Underwriting
Hiscox appoints David McLaughlin to Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Reinsurance News

HSBC Holdings
BRIEF-Ping An Asset Management Raises Stake In HSBC Holdings - HKEx Filing Reuters

Oaknorth Bank
Oaknorth's founder is banking on challenging incumbent lenders City A.M.

Permanent TSB Group Holdings
PTSB to sell €4bn of non-performing loans Irish Independent

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Britain must make its post-Brexit proposals - Germany Reuters
UPDATE 2-Cash is king no more in Germany as cards gain ground Reuters
Digital money not an adequate replacement for cash, Bundesbank's Weidmann says Reuters
Swiss government to ease TBTF tax burden on big banks Reuters
Swiss central bank has no plan for digital currency - Zurbruegg Reuters
Swiss central bank does not plan digital central bank money Handelsblatt
"Bitcoin is inefficient from an economic and ecological point of view" Handelsblatt

Allianz Group
BRIEF-Allianz Lifts Stake In Euler Hermes To 92.43 Pct Reuters
Acquisition of Euler Hermes by Allianz falters on the home straight Handelsblatt

Credit Suisse Group
U.S. hiring probe casts shadow on Credit Suisse Reuters
UPDATE 1-MOVES-Deal guru Klein to join Credit Suisse board Reuters
BRIEF-Credit Suisse AG Announces That The Nasdaq Stock Market Intends To Suspend Trading Of The XIV ETNs Reuters
Credit Suisse Says Bonus-Pool Increase to Be Smaller for 2017 Bloomberg News
Activist RBR says Credit Suisse results show more action needed Reuters
Credit Suisse CEO Says Note That Crashed Meant for Hedge Funds Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse Rallies as Thiam Rides Return of Volatility Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse upbeat despite third consecutive annual loss Financial Times
Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse resigns finews.ch

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank signs a Credit Suisse executive to lead its Wealth Management area in Spain Europa Press

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer expands in Scotland finews.ch

Leonteq
Surprise Choice of CEO at Leonteq finews.com

Swissquote Group Holding
New board member for Swissquote finews.ch

Valiant Holding
BRIEF-Valiant Holding: FY Group Profit Up At CHF 119.2 Mln Reuters
Medium-term staff change at Valiant Neue Zürcher Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Aegon
The insurer Aegón prepares an ERE in Spain Cinco Días
Aegon will apply an ERE in its subsidiary in Spain, which has more than 500 workers Expansión

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas signs a partnership with fintech Paytweak L'Agefi
BNP Paribas Fortis enables robot investments De Tijd

Crédit Agricole
UPDATE 1-Credit Agricole says its French retail bank has reached turning point Reuters
Crédit Agricole profits jump despite tax hit in Q4 Financial Times
Judge finds 'sexist' behaviour and 'laddish culture' at French bank Credit Agricole CIB The Daily Telegraph
Credit Agricole speaks more and more Italian MF
Crédit Agricole sees the horizon clear in its retail bank Les Echos

Groupe BPCE
BPCE predicts new difficult years for retail banking L'Agefi

Natixis
Natixis negotiates the acquisition of Comitéo L'Agefi
Natixis confirms its ability to pay its shareholders Le Figaro

NN Group
NN Group can substantially increase dividend De Telegraaf

Orange Bank
Orange signs a Bankinter executive to lead its bank in Spain, which will be launched at the end of 2019 Europa Press
Orange Bank will start operating in Spain at the end of 2019 El País

Société Générale
Société Générale launches Apple Pay L'Agefi
Société Générale and Gilbert Dupont share the primary shares L'Agefi

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

BRIEF-Spanish banks borrowed 170 bln euros from ECB in January - C. Bank Reuters
Competition fines 91 million to CaixaBank, Santander, BBVA and Sabadell for the derivative business El País
Spanish regulator fines Caixabank, Santander, BBVA and Sabadell in 91 million Jornal de Negócios
Abanca and Bankinter take note when reducing toxic assets: they do not compromise a third of their capital Expansión
Banks lend more than double of 2015 to the purchase of home Jornal de Negócios
Banco de Portugal "did not induce" any deal between Santa Casa and Montepio Diário de Notícias

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
The president of BBVA won 5.8 million in 2017, 17.6% more El País
BBVA notes that adjustments will be needed to meet the deficit in 2018 and 2019 Expansión

Banco Santander
Santander joins the president of its Brazilian subsidiary to the board, again with fifteen members Europa Press

Mapfre
Mapfre launches a 'unit linked' linked to the Eurostoxx 50 Europa Press

Millennium BCP
BCP raises profits to 186.4ME ??in 2017 Jornal de Notícias
BCP is preparing new restructuring plan - president Jornal de Notícias
Millennium bcp 2017 net jumps to 186.4 mln euros Reuters

ITALY AND GREECE

Banks, a manifesto to ask for caution on the npl and the establishment of a new reac MF
Banks: How to "cut" loans in Swiss francs Kerdos

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Mps has new head of wealth management area ANSA

Credito Valtellinese
UPDATE 3-Italy's Creval prices 700 mln euro new share issue Reuters
Creval, Jefferies exits the capital increase consortium MF
Creval to increase, title collapses (-6%) ANSA

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Riksbank deputy votes for rate rise despite weaker inflation Financial Times
The Riksbank explains the interest rate statement SvD Näringsliv

Arion Banki
Goldman Sachs, Trinity Investments and Icelandic funds buy 5.3 pct stake in Arion Banki Reuters

Nordea Bank
Nordea's relocation from old headquarters will be delayed Berlingske Business
Swedish banks want Finnish help with Nordea SvD Näringsliv
Nordea's bitcoin ban gets resistance Sydsvenskan

EASTERN EUROPE

UPDATE 1-Slovenian Central Bank hails record household deposits Reuters
Albania c.bank says aims to reduce country's use of euro by 10 pct over 3-5 years Reuters
Bulgaria central bank warns consumers of cryptocurrency risks Reuters
Russian gets 12 years in U.S. prison for role in hacking scheme Reuters
Armenian central bank leaves refinancing rate unchanged at 6 percent Armbanks
Banks earn money by safekeeping money in the CNB's safes E15
The Central Bank revoked the license from the bank "Uralskiy Capital" Vedomosti

Banca Transilvania
Romania's Banca Transilvania starts mandatory tender for 33.2 pct of Moldova's Victoriabank Reuters
Romania's Banca Transilvania works with Israeli startup on AI-based services Romania Insider

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie
Bank Handlowy Q4 profit grows Warsaw Business Journal
Bank Handlowy expects less than 21 bps hit to solvency from IFRS9 PAP

Promsvyazbank
Promsvyazbank was given an old team Kommersant
Promsvyazbank sues the Central Bank Vedomosti

The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major European publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. London time. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.