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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB sees inflation surge, firming global recovery Reuters
ECB aims to wait for German elections before next move - sources Reuters
ESRB to poll markets about bond backed by sovereign debt Reuters
Junk-bond investors raise secrecy concerns as issuers snub EU Bloomberg News
Bank-merger drought puts Europe in a bind The Wall Street Journal
Bitcoin's total value hits record high above $14 billion Reuters
ILS capital growth triggers cycle management in reinsurance: A.M. Best Artemis
Horse Capital I could open ILS market to new opportunities: Dubinsky, WCMA Artemis

UK AND IRELAND

Theresa May urged to get transitional Brexit deal for City The Guardian
Brexit shapes up to be 'hard' 6 months after vote, academics say Bloomberg News
The 5 Belgian regions which could block a Brexit trade deal The Daily Telegraph
Bank of England says banks' demand for cheap finance doubles in last week Reuters
Storm Barbara 'could be first major test of Flood Re' Post

3i Group
3i Group to buy UK, Italian, Spanish assets from Eiser Reuters

Barclays
US justice department accuses Barclays over mortgage mis-selling The Guardian
US sues Barclays for fraud over crisis-era loans Financial Times
U.S. sues Barclays, ex-execs for mortgage securities fraud Reuters
US sues Barclays for alleged mortgage securities fraud CNBC
Pepper appoints ex-Barclays chief Andrew Hastings to board The Irish Times

Helios Underwriting
Helios to acquire Lloyd's underwriter Pooks Post
Helios looks to acquire Pooks as it continues to grow via acquisition Intelligent Insurer

Legal & General Group

UK insurer Legal & General names EY exec as finance chief Reuters
Legal & General names Davies to replace Gregory as finance chief Bloomberg News

RSA Insurance Group
RSA urges government to support SMEs Post

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

German regulator to bolster transparency rules for retail funds Reuters
Influential German business group the BDI calls for UK Single Market access – but says migration controls are a no-go area City A.M.

Commerzbank
Exclusive: Commerzbank joins peers in paring back services to Gulf Reuters

Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse poised for more Swiss job cuts? finews.com

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank reaches $7.2 bln settlement with DoJ on mortgages case Reuters
Deutsche Bank to settle U.S. mortgage probe for $7.2 billion Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank: No agreement in bonus dispute with former top executives Handelsblatt

Hannover Re
Hannover Re in $10m LI Re 2016-2 private cat bond via Kaith Re Artemis

Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers
Hauck & Aufhäuser acquires Deutsche Bank's Sal. Oppenheim units in Luxembourg Börsen-Zeitung

UniCredit Bank
Fitch affirms Unicredit Bank AG at 'A-'; negative outlook Reuters
UniCredit CEO: HypoVereinsbank is not for sale MF
UniCredit CEO: "I would never sell the HypoVereinsbank" Handelsblatt

Vontobel
Vontobel escapes penalty in talks with U.S. DOJ Reuters
Vontobel: in talks with German tax authorities finews.com

FRANCE AND BENELUX

France's Le Pen struggling to raise funds for election campaign Reuters
Belgian banks regain solidity Les Echos
Dexia: France and Belgium will become almost like other shareholders Les Echos

AXA
AXA maintains its industrial agreement with Monte dei Paschi Les Echos

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas to cut 4 pct of retail banking staff in Italy over 2017-2020 - unions Reuters

Crédit Agricole
Crédit Agricole Egypt approves $30 mln loan from Crédit Agricole France Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Fitch: ECJ case to sap Spanish bank profits, capital hit limited Reuters
Fitch: Portuguese banks outlook negative as capital is vulnerable Reuters

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA to pay interim dividend of 0.0648 euro net/shr Reuters
BBVA subsidiary in the US appoints Onur Genç as CEO Europa Press

Banco BPI
Portugal's Banco BPI gets 350 mln euros of EIB loans Reuters

ITALY AND GREECE

European Investment Bank launches 1bln euro investment fund in Greece Reuters
Decision on Greek debt relief delayed ekathimerini.com

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Italian govt rides to rescue of stricken bank Monte dei Paschi Reuters
Italian government approves bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena Financial Times
Italy's Monte dei Paschi says will request a state bailout Reuters
Italy market watchdog suspends shares in Monte dei Paschi Reuters
Paschi drops private fund-raising, paving way for state rescue Bloomberg News
Monte dei Paschi says capital increase failed Reuters
Monte dei Paschi capital hike set to be maximum of 2.069 bln euros Reuters
State rescue for Monte dei Paschi to be completed in 2-3 months - Il Sole 24 Ore Reuters

Eurobank Ergasias
Eurobank: direct actuation of short-term measures is crucial Naftemporiki

Generali
Generali Switzerland: changes on the executive floor finews.ch

UniCredit
UniCredit picks bookrunners for 13 bln euro share issue Reuters
Fitch affirms UniCredit at 'BBB+'; negative outlook Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Alm. Brand
ALM. Brand Bank: repayment of additional tier 1 capital and raising of subordinated loan Reuters

DNB
DNB to employ 100 new IT professionals in 2017 E24

Nordea Bank
Nordea will spoil the profitable private clients Berlingske Business

Nykredit Realkredit
Nykredit considers introducing insider lists after leak Berlingske Business

EASTERN EUROPE

Moscow Exchange to cooperate with Chinese securities firms Reuters
Poland says EU's concerns over rule of law are groundless Reuters
Open Finance associated company signs agreement with UOKiK Reuters
Hungary's debt to fall, Budapest Bank could be sold in H1 Reuters
Hungary may go for Chinese bond sale next year, EcoMin says Portfolio.hu
Czech bond yields sink as central bank sticks to crown cap exit plans Reuters
Czech National Bank to continue foreign exchange interventions, keeps key interest rates unchanged CTK
Turkish banking sector deposits increased Hürriyet
Central bank: Almost half of all companies in Romania should be deleted Romania Insider
Former Romanian President's party also makes nomination for PM Romania Insider
MNB accepts HUF 400 bln for three-month deposits Budapest Business Journal

AK Bars Bank
AK BARS Bank to consider share capital increase Reuters

ARARATBANK

Armenia's Araratbank to pay special attention to digital banking and investment services in 2017 ArmBanks
Araratbank's shareholding structure to remain unchanged after merger with the Armenian Development Bank ArmBanks
Araratbank doesn't seek to increase participation of EBRD in its shareholding structure ArmBanks
Araratbank may embark on IPO in 2017 ArmBanks

mBank
Marvipol and mBank did not reach agreement on mLocum purchase Reuters

OTP Bank
Hungarian OTP Bank sees growth, new acquisition in 2017 Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank has extended the "Mechel" repayment of the 5 billion ruble loan for half a year Vedomosti

Tatfondbank
Russian central bank seeks to save Tatfondbank Vedomosti

UNIBANK
Unibank successfully completes the process of compliance with pin security 2.0 standard requirements ArmBanks

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