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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

European banks need $47 billion to meet new capital rules – EBA Reuters
Banks Are Worried Tech Systems Could Crash After Introduction of New EU Rules Bloomberg News
The European regulator has granted banks a last-minute reprieve from one new Mifid II rule City A.M.
Foreign investment banks in EU face tougher central bank supervision Reuters
EU markets watchdog offers grace period for new trading identifier Reuters
EU's risk regulator wants stricter rules for investment funds Reuters
Global disaster costs more than double to $136bn Financial Times
European Commission warns on bitcoin risks Reuters
Europe's financial regulation chief concerned about cryptocurrency volatility Financial Times


Risky Plan to Keep London as Europe's Financial Hub The Wall Street Journal
BoE's Carney: bespoke Brexit deal is possible for financial services Financial Times
Bank of England to spare EU banks from costly rules, if Brexit goes well Reuters
U.K. Reassures EU Banks of 'Business as Usual' After Brexit The Wall Street Journal
UK to avoid sudden break for EU asset managers after Brexit Reuters
EU insurers to be granted UK access after Brexit Post
BoE's Carney sees problems with central-bank issued cryptocurrencies Reuters
Regulators to look at cryptocurrency rules – Carney Financial Times
Cassidy is new Central Bank head of economics Irish Independent
Tracker mortgage scandal: Overcharging cases reach 33,700 after showdown The Irish Times
UPDATE 1-Irish Central Bank identifies 13,600 more overcharged mortgage customers Reuters

Fintrax Group Holdings
BRIEF-Fintrax Group Acquires Planet Payment Reuters
Fintrax completes €219m deal to acquire Planet Payment The Irish Times

Harrods Bank
Tandem's takeover of Harrods Bank approved by UK regulator Reuters

KBC Bank Ireland
BRIEF-KBC Bank Ireland Announces Additional Provision In Tracker Mortgage Examination Reuters

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's approves Coverys Syndicate 1975 to begin underwriting from Jan 1st Reinsurance News
Lloyd's welcomes Bank of England post-Brexit supervision approach Reinsurance News

London Stock Exchange Group
LSE leadership dispute was 'slightly Kafka-esque', says Carney Financial Times

Neon Underwriting
Neon approved for first UK ILS vehicle NCM Re Artemis

Hamilton Underwriting
Hamilton completes Reinsurance to Close on legacy syndicate business Reinsurance News


Transition deal on Brexit will not run beyond 2020, Brussels believes Irish Independent
European Union agrees to give Swiss stock exchanges temporary access to EU market Reuters
EU to limit Swiss stock exchange market access
Swiss eye retaliation in row with EU over exchange rules Reuters

Banque SYZ
Bank Syz appoints Head of Advisory Department

Bellevue Group
BRIEF-Six Exchange Regulation reprimands Bellevue Group Ag Reuters
SIX sanctioned Bellevue for too much loss

Deutsche Bank
UPDATE 1-Deutsche Bank to cut up to 1,000 jobs in Postbank integration
Slovenia keeps Deutsche Bank as advisor on NLB privatisation Reuters

GAM Holding
GAM caps executive pay after investor revolt Financial Times
GAM with up-to-date compensation system Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Hannover Re
Hannover Re assists on new $20m Seaside Re 2018 private cat bond Artemis

Swiss Re
Swiss Re sees $136 billion in insured losses from disasters in 2017 Business Insurance

UBS Group
UBS Urges Jury to Reject Self-Proclaimed Whistle-Blower's Story Bloomberg News

Zurich Insurance Group
Court rules for insurer over deductibles in harassment claims Business Insurance


French banks can cover Basel capital needs with earnings - Villeroy Reuters
The AFB branch signs an agreement on profit-sharing L'Agefi

BRIEF-ABN Amro Group Says Supervisors Confirm SREP Requirement Of 10.4% CET1 For 2018 Reuters

AXA removes time clock De Tijd

Crédit Agricole
Crédit Agricole SA abolishes its increased dividend L'Agefi
Panama Papers: Crédit Agricole subsidiary fined in Luxembourg La Tribune

Fitch Upgrades NIBC to 'BBB'; Outlook Stable Reuters

Société Générale
Société Générale reorganizes its financial management L'Agefi


The Bank of Spain maintains the countercyclical capital buffer at 0% until March Europa Press
The Bank of Spain renews its portal for banking clients Europa Press

Banco Santander
BRIEF-Santander To Pay Interim Dividend Of 0.06 Euro Gross/Shr On Feb 1 Reuters
Santander sentenced to return 500,000 euros to a couple who had bought Valores Santander in 2007 Europa Press

Bankinter will pay a dividend of 0.062 euros per share on December 29 Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CaixaBI reduces recommendation for Impresa Jornal de Negócios

Kutxabank will give 2 billion in loans to companies to renew the machinery El Mundo

Mapfre reinforces the international distribution of its funds through its Sicav in Luxembourg Expansión

Millennium BCP
BCP meets new minimum ratios required by the ECB Jornal de Notícias

Novo Banco
Banco de Portugal forced to disclose contract to sell the Novo Banco Diário de Notícias

Unicaja Banco
BRIEF-Unicaja Buys Stake In EspanaDuero Held By FROB For 36.7 Mln Euros Reuters


For doBank one billion credits under management MF

Generali, 4-way race for Portuguese assets Il Sole 24 Ore

Intesa Sanpaolo
BRIEF-Intesa Sanpaolo Signs Agreement With Trade Unions Reuters

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus sold 26 properties with online auctions Kerdos

Former Italian bank CEO deals blow to close Renzi ally Reuters
BRIEF-CNP Assurances And Unicredit Renew Partnership In Italy?? Reuters
Unicredit says goodbye to the Pavillon MF
Banca Etruria: Ghizzoni, Boschi asked me to evaluate the intervention of Unicredit AGI

Unipol Banca
Unipol Banca, away from the split MF


Swedish Debt Office sets banks' MREL levels Reuters
Denmark should impose countercyclical buffer for banks -Risk Council Reuters
The interest rate is left unchanged: "Applies to hold" SvD Näringsliv

Danske Bank
Danske Bank's money laundering scandal spreads in the Baltics Berlingske Business

Nordea Bank
Sweden Won't Fight for More Power Over Nordea's Mega Bank Branch Bloomberg News


Moody's upgrades 3 Polish banks, affirms another, on rising FX-mortgage clarity PAP
The CNB Bank Board today will negotiate interest rate adjustments CTK
The Central Bank began to mark the sites of insurers Vedomosti
Announcement of insurance premium payment from SGK Hürriyet

Credit Bank of Moscow
Fitch Affirms Credit Bank of Moscow at 'BB-'; Downgrades VR to 'b+' Reuters

PKO Bank Polski
POWSZECHNA KASA OSZCZEDNOSCI BANK POLSKI SA Polish Financial Supervision Authority decision on maintenance of the buffer requirement for the own funds PAP

Ukraine central bank to appeal court ruling barring PrivatBank investigations Reuters
Ukraine's PrivatBank says UK court has frozen ex-shareholders' assets Reuters

New problems of old assets of Promsvyazbank Vedomosti

PZU insurance expects "significant" deceleration of property insurance market growth in 2018 - strategy director PAP
PZU enters the Lloyd's market Warsaw Business Journal

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
Turkish banker makes second bid for mistrial in U.S. sanctions case Reuters

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.