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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Exclusive: ECB to discuss closing door to extra stimulus next week – sources Reuters
EU securities watchdog wants new powers post Brexit Reuters
EU executive to say euro zone may need treasury, minister, budget Reuters
EU agrees rules to give more companies access to venture capital Reuters
Europe's CLO Repricing Wave Won't Stop Squeeze on Equity Holders Bloomberg News
OECD criticises high fees and tacit collusion in IPO underwriting Financial Times
CoCo Investors May Lose Payout Priority as EU Revamps Laws Bloomberg News
Financial institutions say biggest threat of financial crime stems from cyberspace The Independent
Ransomware attacks push up cyber insurance claims Financial Times


Trade deal will not meet deadline for UK leaving EU, say businesses Sky News
Ireland can expect "meaningful share" of Brexit Reuters
Brexit: Central Bank reports 'major increase' in talks with UK firms The Irish Times
Irish central bank boosts leadership team to deal with increased workload Financial Times
IPT rise pushes home premiums up despite lower winter claims Post

Allied Irish Banks
Ireland to list AIB stake in Dublin and London Financial Times
Ireland launches long-awaited AIB listing with 25 pct stake sale Reuters
AIB Takes Spotlight as Ireland Plans Biggest 2017 London IPO Bloomberg News
Ireland says strong election win by British PM could drive up AIB IPO price Reuters
Noonan triggers AIB share sale that could raise €3bn for State The Irish Times
Government to sell off 25pc share in AIB, Michael Noonan confirms Irish Independent

Neos investment will not disrupt partnership with Homeserve, Aviva says Post

Barclays eyes new Dublin office space Irish Independent

HSBC Sees Buying Opportunity in South Africa Amid Zuma Turmoil Bloomberg News

Irish Bank Resolution Corp.
Nama wins court fight on Anglo £9m Irish Independent
Nama secures judgment for £9m against Michael Breslin over guarantees The Irish Times

London Stock Exchange Group
LSE buys Citi's indices business for $685m Financial Times
LSE to buy Citi's bond data and indexes business for $685 million Reuters
London Stock Exchange splashes £535m on US analytics business The Daily Telegraph

Novae Group
Novae ends rating service with Moody's Insurance Day

Peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter valued at £200m in latest fundraising The Daily Telegraph

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS Investors Had 129 Million Reasons to Settle Share Suit Bloomberg News
RBS pension fund reinsurance & ILS linked allocation hits $1.3 billion Artemis


Visa records more sales in Germany Börsen-Zeitung

MOVES-Insurer Chubb names Kyle Bryant cyber risk manager for Europe Reuters
Chubb expands Bryant's cyber role to London market Insurance Day

Commerzbank Said to Offer Early Retirement to 3,000 Staff Bloomberg News
Commerzbank offers employees 30,000 euros Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Swiss watchdog reprimands Credit Suisse over 1MDB dealings Reuters
Credit Suisse expands presence in Mexico

Deutsche Bank
Fed fines Deutsche Bank for anti-money laundering failures Reuters
Deutsche Bank Fined $41 Million for Money-Laundering Lapses Bloomberg News
New millions of penalties for Deutsche Bank Handelsblatt
MOVES-Deutsche Bank hires Jeffrey Mensch as managing director for M&A Reuters
Deutsche CEO Says Europe Must Fight U.S. Mortgage Capital Rules Bloomberg News

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Pfandbriefbank gets more new business Börsen-Zeitung

DZ BANK CEO Wolfgang Kirsch: "The group works like a wise yeast dough" Handelsblatt

Hamburger Volksbank
Hamburger Volksbank revises branch structure Börsen-Zeitung

Helvetia Holding
Helvetia is investing in digitization projects Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
Nord / LB wants to delete one fifth of the jobs Börsen-Zeitung

Swiss Re
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Rake as CEO Asia-Pacific Post

UBS Group
Ex-UBS Banker's Parents Bought Into China IPOs He Helped Arrange Bloomberg News

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich's Irish unit back in the black Irish Independent


Shrink jobs in financial sector continues unabated Het Financieele Dagblad

ABN Amro 'tastes in the dark' about state interest De Telegraaf

Delta Lloyd
BRIEF-NN Group and Delta Lloyd will execute legal merger Reuters
Wednesday farewell to Delta Lloyd De Telegraaf

NIBC Holding
NIBC puts money in fintech company Ebury De Telegraaf


Portugal has no need for bad bank, PM Costa says Reuters
The Bank of Spain calls for greater consolidation of the financial sector Europa Press
Sareb amortizes debt for 23 million after closing a transmission contract with BMN Europa Press

Banco Popular Español
Banco Popular's riskiest bonds hover near record lows Financial Times

Bankia saves 400 million euros in judicial expenses by easing the return for investor Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Moody's: "We do not expect a recovery in CGD's profitability for the rest of 2017" Jornal de Negócios

Novo Banco
Resolution Fund approves Novo Banco accounts Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco approves first unqualified accounts of auditors Jornal Económico
Debt swap at Novo Banco will move forward Expresso


Greek government denies reports that it may forgo next bailout payment The Daily Telegraph
Italy to Ask Rich Buyers to Help Rescue of Veneto Lenders Bloomberg News
Exclusive: Veneto bank investors face bail-in if no deal by end-June - EU source Reuters
Intesa CEO reiterates private investors should not rescue Veneto banks Reuters

Banca Carige
BRIEF-Italy's Banca Carige approves 940 mln euro bad loan sale, top investor criticises CEO Reuters

Banca Sella
BRIEF-B2holding acquires a non-performing credit portfolio from Banca Sella Reuters

Bank of Cyprus
BRIEF-Bank of Cyprus Q1 profit 2 mln euros Reuters
Bank of Cyprus Q1 profits at 2 mln Ekathimerini
Bank of Cyprus: Profit of 2m euros in the first quarter, from 500 last year Kerdos

BPER Banca
Bper tightens on Arca dossier, board of directors next week MF

Credito Valtellinese
Credito Valtellinese strengthens the factoring business MF

Italy's Generali sells 3.04 pct in Intesa Sanpaolo Reuters
Generali goes out of Intesa: sold 3% of the bank MF
Generali sold 3.04% of Intesa Sanpaolo's capital Il Sole 24 Ore

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa increases its commitment to supporting agriculture MF

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank: contract farming agreement with the Agricultural Cooperative of Olive Oil Stylidas Kerdos


Jyske Bank
Jyske Bank loops position as Anders Dams number two FinansWatch
Jyske Bank: Two directors retire - hires director Berlingske Business

Nordea Bank
Nordea may suffer losses by staying in Sweden FinansWatch
Media: Nordea hijacks manager from Danske Bank to prestige department FinansWatch
Nordea steals head of Danske Bank's elite unit: Got only seven months Børsen
Nordea Liv: Pension performance does not solve the overall challenges FinansWatch


The Central Bank will take control of theft Kommersant
Rusnok: There is no urgent reason for raising interest rates CTK
Inflation Cure Has Poland Humming and Central Bank Wanting More Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-Slovak central bank says could raise hard-times capital buffer on banks soon Reuters

Anelik Bank
Anelik bank places bonds ahead of schedule ArmBanks

BRIEF-Bank Uralsib Q1 net profit up at RUB 486.1 million Reuters

International Bank of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has 'alternative' plan for IBA debt restructure Reuters

Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank
BRIEF-Hungarian Takarekbank makes buyout offer for FHB Bank shares Reuters
Takarékbank, savings coops make offer for FHB Budapest Business Journal

BRIEF-Promsvyazbank sees net profit at RUB 5-10 billion in 2017 Reuters

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