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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

Editor's note: The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition will not be published Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 on account of the holidays. The Daily Dose Europe, Headlines edition will return Dec. 27.

Deutsche, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse charged by EU over alleged bond cartel Reuters
Brussels accuses four banks in bond trading cartel probe Financial Times
U.S. Bank Regulators Warn of 'Living Will' Shortcomings at Four Foreign-Owned Banks The Wall Street Journal
EU confirms Swiss exchange equivalence extension until end-June Reuters
Bankers take first step toward replacing scandal-hit Euribor rate Reuters


UK could seek minimalist agreement for 'managed no-deal' Brexit, minister says Reuters
Carney Braces for Final Year With the BOE Tied to Brexit's Mast Bloomberg News
BoE says Brexit jitters worsen, sees inflation below target Reuters
Billions disappear from value of UK-listed fund managers Financial News

Funding Circle
Funding Circle Plunges as Citi's Rapid Downgrade Adds to Worries Bloomberg News

HSBC gets regulatory nod to sell Malaysia insurance unit stake to FWD Reuters

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's of London picks top team for post-Brexit Brussels base Financial Times
Lloyd's names Sonja Rottiers CEO of Brexit hub Reuters
Sonja Rottiers appointed CEO of Lloyd's Brussels De Tijd
Lloyd's of London steps up pressure on electronic trading Financial Times
Lloyd's of London may expel brokers who don't go digital Reuters

RSA Insurance Ireland
RSA Insurance Ireland fined €3.5m for accounting scandal The Irish Times
Central Bank hits RSA with €3.5m fine following accounting scandal Irish Independent


Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse says cooperating with EU Commission bond cartel probe Reuters
Credit Suisse Is Setting Its Sights on a New Generation of Wealthy Australians Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse Targets China's Private Fund Industry

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank says cooperating with EU in bond cartel probe Reuters
Deutsche Bank has hired a new managing director in credit trading, one of the bank's top businesses Business Insider
Deutsche Bank share falls to historic low Handelsblatt

Deutsche Börse
IBM manager Jetter seen in lead to become Deutsche Boerse chairman: source Reuters

Embattled Fund Manager GAM Gets New Headache From Bank Bonds Bloomberg News

Leonteq Exceeds Forecast
Leonteq switches one more gear up Finanz und Wirtschaft

Swiss Re
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions adds Rodrigo Nieto as Head of Sales, Latin America Reinsurance News
MS&AD ups stake in Swiss Re's ReAssure ahead of expected IPO Reuters

UBS Group
UBS Intensifies Succession Planning for CEO Sergio Ermotti Bloomberg News
MOVES-UBS names new co-heads for Asia Pacific wealth management business Reuters
UBS Appoints Co-Heads of Wealth Management Asia Pacific


Crédit Agricole Group
Crédit Agricole is targeted by Brussels for a bond cartel L'Agefi
Credit Agricole says it is part of EU Commission bond cartel probe Reuters

Euronext buys British company De Telegraaf

Société Générale
SocGen sheds its stake in France's Banque Postale Financement Reuters
SocGen agrees to sell Serbian unit to Hungary's OTP Bank Reuters
Societe Generale to divest its subsidiary in Serbia Les Echos


The Bank of Spain maintains the countercyclical capital buffer at 0% for the first quarter of 2019 Europa Press

Banca March
Banca March sells 5% of Alba to part of the March family Expansión
Banca March sells 5% of Alba Financial Corporation and integrates it by the equity method Europa Press

Banco Atlântico Europa
Conceição Lucas takes over the presidency of Banco Atlântico Europa Diário de Notícias

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA delimits the executive powers of its new leadership within the framework of the succession of its president Europa Press
BBVA signs today the transfer of powers in the last council of the year Expansión

Banco BPI
Small investors file injunction to halt BPI's stock outflow Jornal de Negócios

Banco de Sabadell
Banco Sabadell launches a payment system through facial recognition Europa Press

The Government extends the period to privatize Bankia for two years until the end of 2021 Expansión
Bankia shoots 30% loans to large companies in its first year without a Brussels veto Expansión

CaixaBank formalizes the sale of 80% of its real estate business to Lone Star for almost 4,000 million Europa Press
CaixaBank will carry out a workforce adjustment of 2,200 to 2,500 employees Cinco Días

Novo Banco
Retail investors in Novo Banco bonds file suit against State Jornal Económico


Alpha Bank
Alpha Bank: Lazaros A. Papagiariflou General Manager and CFO Mikrometoxos

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Paschi Is Said Close to Deal for Sale of $2.4 Billion Bad Loans Bloomberg News

Iccrea Banca
Iccrea sells non-performing loans for 2 billion MF

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa entrusts foreign banks with Paola Angeletti MF

Mediobanca buys from Bper €200 million NPL MF

Unipol Gruppo
Unipol hires Credit Suisse to study banking unit sale to BPER-sources Reuters


Sweden's Riksbank lifts rates for first time since 2011; krona rallies Financial Times
The Riksbank came with hard and soft patches Sydsvenskan

Danske Bank
Danske Bank cuts profit guidance second time this year Financial Times
Danske's Bad Year Gets Worse as Profit Warning Follows Scandal Bloomberg News
Danske Bank downgrades: Financial market turmoil costs billions Politiken
Danske Case May Turn Out to Be Hybrid Warfare, Estonia Says Bloomberg News
Co-author of Danske trades memo among arrested ex-employees Financial Times
The Danish Commerce and Industry Agency refuses to investigate Danske Bank's auditors for 2013 accounts Børsen

Nykredit Realkredit
Nykredit has to bend in the dust after a breach of law Politiken

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
SEB Plans to More Than Double Share of New Swedish Mortgages Bloomberg News


The CNB Bank Board left interest rates unchanged E15

Getin Noble Bank
Getin Noble Bank will go to the list of WSE alerts Rzeczpospolita

OTP Bank România
OTP Bank Romania to return EUR 200 mln interest charged illegally Romania Insider

Türkiye İş Bankası
Türkiye İş Bankası lowered the interest rate on housing loans 0.98 Hürriyet

VTB Bank
VTB dismisses Alexey Ananiev from the management of Technoserv Vedomosti

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