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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Final Brexit divorce deal could be reached by next Wednesday - EU Sky News
Hard Brexit is big risk to global economy, warns IMF The Times
Hard Brexit could cut UK trade with Europe in half, find researchers The Independent
Global regulators say crypto currencies need vigilant monitoring
Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

Sterling rallies as EU's Barnier says UK Brexit deal 80-85 pct agreed Reuters
British financial watchdog consults on no-deal Brexit contingency plans Reuters
5,000 City jobs will go by Brexit day - financial services minister John Glen Sky News
London forex traders to go on trial on U.S. price rigging charges Reuters
Trade body for UK investment industry reveals gender pay gap of 31.9% Financial Times
Ireland enters green bond market with €3bn sale Financial Times
Ireland becomes only fourth country to issue 'green' bond aimed at funding environmental investments Irish Independent

Ageas (UK)
Ageas UK in significant restructure Insurance Age

Aviva
Aviva's head of digital departs the business Post

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's of London promises to honour EU27 policies post-Brexit Financial Times

Permanent TSB Group
Permanent TSB boss to insist to politicians he didn't mislead anyone when he vowed not to sell performing mortgages to vulture funds Irish Independent

RSA Insurance Group
RSA's Risk Solutions business promotes Lee Mooney to UK Regions Director Reinsurance News

Standard Life Aberdeen
City grandee Douglas Flint poised to chair Standard Life Aberdeen Financial Times

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Swiss top court knocks down bid to extend banking secrecy Reuters
Swiss banks rely on American stocks Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank promotes trading veteran to lead UK business Financial News

GAM
GAM Is in Early Stage Talks With Potential Buyers Bloomberg News
GAM Surges Amid Speculation finews.com

Helvetia
Helvetia offers health insurance Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer Prepares Return to M&A finews.com
Baer ‘Whistleblower’ Cleared by Top Court in Data-Theft Case Bloomberg News

PostFinance
Postfinance Asks Clients to Pay Up finews.com
Postfinance significantly raises prices for private customers Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Raiffeisen Gruppe Switzerland
Raiffeisen will decide on November 10th Finanz und Wirtschaft

UBS Group
UBS probes second sexual assault allegation by former employee Financial Times
'Cartel' Chatroom Messages Show Currency Conspiracy, Prosecutor Says Bloomberg News
UBS Marshalls Star Power in France finews.com

FRANCE AND BENELUX

French finance minister pulls out of IMF meeting ahead of reshuffle Financial Times
Digital-only banks take sizeable share in France but lose money: regulator
Reuters
Online banks accelerate their breakthrough Le Figaro

ASR Nederland
Insurer ASR wants to grow further De Telegraaf

Natixis
Natixis Payments Explores Ingenico Takeover Bid Bloomberg News

NN Group
Insurer NN Group stops investing in oil from tar sands Het Financieele Dagblad

Rothschild & Co.
Rothschild is considering selling the Swiss trust business Die Presse

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The IMF says that Spain will deviate by five tenths of the deficit target next year El Mundo
Spanish foreign minister sanctioned by securities regulator Financial Times
IMF maintains Portuguese deficit forecast at 0.3% in 2019
Jornal De Notícias

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA sells real estate portfolio to Cerberus but does not disclose the price El País

Millennium BCP
BCP assumes to be vulnerable to a takeover bid Expresso
BCP again admits possibility of facing hostile takeover bid Jornal Económico

Novo Banco
Novo Banco agrees to sell foreclosed properties for 389 mln euros Reuters
Novo Banco expects to settle $ 390 million in property sales to Anchorage Capital Group Jornal Económico

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian banks' cost of lending rose slightly in August - BoI Reuters
The ECB is monitoring the liquidity of Italian banks
MF
Italian banks feel the strain from bond market sell-off Financial Times
Italy coalition eyes alternatives to economy minister Tria
Reuters
Brussels has been 'too generous' to Italy warns EU budget watchdog Financial Times
Comparing Italy debt concerns to Greece is 'not quite fair': European Stability Mechanism chief CNBC
Italy turmoil is hitting our banks, says Bank of Greece governor Financial Times

Banca Carige
Carige, for Fitch is at risk of failure MF

Cerved Group
Shares in Italian corporate data firm Cerved drop after CEO quits Reuters

Credito Valtellinese
Creval already in Dumont's hands MF

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Inflation falls in Denmark: "It's surprising and lowest level since March" Børsen
Riksbank investigators want more time Sydsvenskan

Danske Bank
Denmark in contact with U.S authorities over Danske case -minister Reuters
Finanstilsynet: We trusted too much in Danske Bank Finans
Denmark's watchdog should have been more critical of Danske Bank: minister Reuters
Russia says Denmark has not asked for help in Danske case Reuters
Danske Bank is entering into partnership with the housing agency Propr E24

EASTERN EUROPE

Insurers spend billions on fraudsters Vedomosti
Ministry of Finance decided what to do with non-tax payments Vedomosti
Romania's central bank to decide limits for lending to individuals Romania Insider

GetBack
GetBack should file additional arrangement proposals by Nov. 6 Warsaw Business Journal

Getin Noble Bank
The Getin Noble Bank downgraded Rzeczpospolita

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank is among the world leaders in card servicing Vedomosti

VTB Bank
VTB bought another bank Vedomosti

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