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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB may raise economic risks assessment to balanced on June 8: Reuters poll Reuters
Basel insists on output floor of 75 percent Börsen-Zeitung
EU should find ways other than docking funds to ensure solidarity - Juncker Reuters
French central bank chief backs euro zone budget, minister, bonds Reuters
Small banks can pose big risks, ECB supervisor warns Reuters
EU watchdog fines Moody's for credit ratings breaches Reuters
Nuclear insurers poised to benefit from EU block exemption expiry Insurance Day
Declines in global insurance pricing slow in Q1: Marsh Post

UK AND IRELAND

Soros Says Brexit May Last 5 Years and Cause 'Immense Damage' Bloomberg News
Exclusive: Bank of England faces strike action over pay as union launches ballot Reuters
Bank of England Faces Staff Strike Over Inflation-Lagging Pay Rises Bloomberg News
FX 'Cartel' Traders Said to Inch Toward Deal to Face U.S. Trial Bloomberg News
Irish bad bank NAMA expects Brexit to boost Dublin office demand Reuters
Irish 'bad bank' NAMA raises forecast surplus to 3 bln euros Reuters

Allied Irish Banks
AIB may exit majority State control by end of the decade The Irish Times

Barclays
Barclays makes early African exit with $2.8 billion share sale Reuters
Barclays cuts stake in African operations further than expected Financial Times
Barclays Hits Target for Africa Stake on Surprise Sale Boost Bloomberg News
Barclays sells Zimbabwe operation to Malawi lender Financial Times

HSBC
HSBC struggles to recruit specialist staff for Birmingham office Financial Times
RPT-HSBC says shift of jobs to Birmingham on track Reuters
HSBC partners with AI startup to combat money laundering Reuters

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds completes deal to buy MBNA credit card business from Bank of America The Times
Lloyds bulks up in credit card market with £1.9bn takeover The Daily Telegraph
BRIEF-Lloyds completes acquisition of MBNA Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS investors seek extra time to raise cash for trial Reuters
"Diehard" RBS investors want more time to find legal funding as they battle to keep trial hopes alive City A.M.

Zopa
Peer-to-peer lender Zopa moves towards bank launch after raising £32m The Daily Telegraph
Zopa's raised £32m ahead of challenger bank launch, from Spotify and iZettle-backer Northzone and India's Wadhawan Global Capital City A.M.

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

UPDATE 1-ECB supervisor rebuffs German proposal for new small bank rules Reuters
German trade surplus would be smaller without ECB stimulus: Schaeuble Reuters

Commerzbank
Commerzbank moves closer to shedding 4.5 bln euros in toxic ship loans Reuters
Commerzbank pushes out of the way of ships Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Qatar stake in Credit Suisse rises above 5 pct Reuters
Credit Suisse brings together fund experts from Raiffeisen finews.ch

DZ BANK
DZ Bank strengthens China business Börsen-Zeitung

J. Safra Sarasin Holding
J. Safra Sarasin Buys Le Cube finews

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
New bond issue: Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBBW) will issue bonds for EUR 1,000.0m maturing in 2022 with a 0.5% coupon Cbonds

Munich Re
Ergo nibbles at the IT Börsen-Zeitung
Ergo confirms more than 900 jobs cut in restructuring programme Insurance Day

Oldenburgische Landesbank
OLB loses risk premiums Börsen-Zeitung

UBS Group
UBS to change how advisers get paid ahead of fiduciary rule deadline Reuters
UBS: New Head of Eastern Switzerland finews.ch

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Cash-Strapped Le Pen Asks for 'Patriotic' Loans to Fund Party's Campaign Bloomberg News

Ageas
Ageas claims employee jailed for fraud Post

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas buys consumer credit business in Sweden Reuters
BNP Paribas AM extends its private debt pole L'Agefi
New bond issue: BNP Paribas will issue international bonds for EUR 750.0m maturing in 2024 with a 3m EURIBOR + 0.75% coupon
Cbonds

Crédit Mutuel Group
Crédit Mutuel buys from Banco Popular its share in Targobank L'Agefi
Arkéa launches Max, Personal Consumer Assistant L'Agefi

ING Groep
ING closes nine out of ten Record Bank offices De Tijd
ING Belgium to close nearly 500 Record Bank branches L'Echo

Natixis
Natixis hires Dooley, Howard for credit trading Reuters

NIBC Bank
NIBC has biotech bankers of Kempen & Co Het Financieele Dagblad

Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises
Fitch Upgrades Union de Banques Arabes et Francaises to 'A-'/'F1' Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

BRIEF-Moody's maintains stable outlook on the Spanish banking system Reuters

Banca March
Banca March multiplies its quarterly profit by 5 on boosting banking business Expansión
Grupo Banca March earns 82.2 million up to March, five times more, for higher gains Europa Press

Banco Popular Español
Banco Popular lining up plan to raise capital - report Reuters
Banco Popular shares slump to record low on rescue jitters Financial Times
Popular Shares Fall to Record Low on Doubts Over Rescue Options Bloomberg News
Popular stresses that the IMF exam is for the whole Spanish bank and will be resolved in July Europa Press
Pimco hit by price plunge in teetering Spanish bank's bonds Financial Times

Bankia
Bankia Banca Privada raises up to 5.4 billion the assets managed until May, 10% more Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Unions accuse CGD of "pushing" workers out of bank Jornal de Negócios
DBRS keeps CGD above "junk" but warns against risk of execution of strategic plan Jornal de Negócios

CaixaBank
CaixaBank attracts strong demand for risky bonds Financial Times
CaixaBank closes a 1,000 million convertible bond issue to strengthen its capital El País
CaixaBank debuts in the CoCos market with 1 billion at 6.75% Expansión
Banco BPI to close another seven branches at the end of June Diário de Notícias

Unicaja Banco
Unicaja will issue 40.4% of its capital on the stock exchange El País
Unicaja launches its IPO El Mundo

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy Looking Less Gloomy With Good News on Growth and Banks Bloomberg News
Italy's Veneto banks urge quick solution in letter to Treasury-sources Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
EU, Rome seal preliminary rescue deal for Monte dei Paschi Reuters
Monte Paschi Wins EU Backing on Revamp, Paving Way to Rescue Bloomberg News
Mps, agreement between Padoan and Vestager on precautionary increase MF

Banca Popolare di Vicenza
BRIEF-Popolare Vicenza issues state-guaranteed bonds worth 2.2 bln euros Reuters
BRIEF-Pop Vicenza CEO says funds from private equity for Veneto banks an option Reuters

Banco BPM
At Banco Bpm 58 million by statute MF

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo strikes deal to bad loans worth 2 bln euros to CRC, Bayview-sources Reuters

Veneto Banca
BRIEF-Italy's Veneto Banca issues state-guaranteed bonds worth 1.4 bln euros Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Jyske Bank
New director: Jyske Bank has the muscles of own IT solutions FinansWatch

Saxo Privatbank
New branch manager at Saxo Privatbank FinansWatch

Totalkredit
Totalkredit accepts a fine for improper marketing FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Bank of Russia Concedes Focus Shifting as Inflation Nears Target Bloomberg News
Russian c.bank's Yudayeva: topping up reserves not priority Reuters
BRIEF-Moscow Exchange says JPMorgan Chase & Co. indirectly acquires 5.02% stake in company Reuters
Banking sector deposits increased Hürriyet
NBP: Banking sector stable Warsaw Business Journal
Polish banks face continued threats to earnings; ROA and RORC may fall further - NBP PAP
Banking sector profits fall in Q1 as operating costs climb Budapest Business Journal
Serbian central bank buys euros to rein in dinar gains - dealers Reuters

Alior Bank
BRIEF-Poland's Alior Bank CEO says will not run for another term Reuters
Alior to look for new CEO Warsaw Business Journal

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki
Bank Pekao buys 51% stake in asset manager Pioneer Pekao for €140 mln Warsaw Business Journal
Bank Pekao expects no impact from PPIM transaction on dividends PAP

Jugra Bank
President of Jugra: capitalization by $ 500 million will solve the bank's tasks Vedomosti

MKB Bank
UPDATE 1-Orban ally takes major stake in Hungary's MKB Bank Reuters
Half of Hungary's MKB Bank held by 'Team Mészáros' Portfolio.hu

Nova Ljubljanska banka
Slovenian government to confirm price range for NLB bank IPO Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank simultaneously lowered rates on deposits and mortgages Vedomosti

Vnesheconombank
India's SREI says to ink $500 mln venture with Russia's VEB Reuters

VTB Bank
Kostin: VTB can sell its stake in Rosgosstrakh 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.