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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB hopeful Rehn urges review of crisis-busting tools Reuters
EU agrees bad-loan rules, stricter provisioning schedule Reuters
EU regulates bad loans stricter Die Presse
Swiss Re forecasts $79bn in catastrophe losses for insurers in 2018 Financial Times

UK AND IRELAND

UK government makes no-deal Brexit an operational priority -minister Reuters
Bank of England shines a light on banks' death throes Reuters
BoE lays out framework for UK bank 'living wills' Financial Times
U.K. Banks Told to Get Crisis-Ready as BOE Seeks to End Bailouts Bloomberg News
Excessive bank fees for unarranged overdrafts to be banned The Guardian
High taxes could hasten bank moves from Britain after Brexit Reuters
UK watchdog says Big Tech pose biggest threat to banks Reuters
UK Pensions Regulator taps Charles Counsell as new chief Financial Times
S&P improves outlook on raft of Irish banks The Irish Times
Irish banks to hold 2½ times as much capital on mortgages as EU peers The Irish Times
Malaysian criminal probe into Goldman Sachs extends across borders to units in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore City A.M.

Barclays
Barclays Fined $15 Million by New York Over CEO's Anti-Whistleblower Push The Wall Street Journal
Barclays fined $15m over whistleblower The Times

Lloyds Banking Group
MPs call for resignation of Lloyds Bank CEO Financial Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS names Katie Murray as new finance chief Financial Times
RBS names its first female finance director Sky News
RBS on track for all-female top team The Times

Standard Chartered
Qatar Helps StanChart Dethrone HSBC as Gulf's Top Bond Manager Bloomberg News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

German watchdog BaFin frets about pension-fund squeeze Handelsblatt Global
Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank Test Frankfurt Swaps Move Bloomberg News
Switzerland says Apple pledges to fix disruptions to rival payment app Reuters

Allianz Group
Allianz buys future largest solar power plant in Portugal Expresso

BZ Bank
Martin Ebner's BZ Bank reports a decline in profits finews.ch

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse says moving client assets out of Britain is not 'house view' Reuters
Credit Suisse Hires UBS Banker Leimer to Head Saudi Private Bank Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank slips to 10-year low in dealmaking league table Financial News

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer: New Hires and a Resignation finews.com

NordLB
NordLB in talks to sell ship loans to Cerberus, stake in bank: sources Reuters
NordLB wants to continue negotiations with US financial investors Handelsblatt

UBS Group
Husband of UBS M&A Director Sued by SEC for Insider Trading Bloomberg News
Trade dispute slows down UBS business in China Handelsblatt

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Belgian Prime Minister, Facing Populist Revolt Over Migration, Offers Resignation The New York Times
Belgium's PM Charles Michel submits resignation amid migration row BBC News
Dutch government launches new bid to curb bankers' pay Reuters

BNP Paribas Personal Finance
BNP Paribas Personal Finance changes its governance L'Agefi

KBC Bank
KBC wins nine years of proceedings in the diamond business De Tijd

Natixis
UPDATE 1-Natixis takes one-off hit from Asian derivatives Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Fitch is confident that Spanish banks will continue to reduce problematic assets in 2019 Europa Press
Bank of Spain warns about quick loans, a financial product that shoots up at Christmas Europa Press

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA launches a technological training program within the banking sector Europa Press

Banco Santander
Santander buys the British fintech Albert accounting for self-employed and micro-enterprises Europa Press

Bankia
Bankia, the first bank to agglutinate all the digital payment platforms in the market Europa Press

CaixaBank
CaixaBank anticipates schedule for full BPI control Jornal de Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy strikes deal with EU commission over budget - ministry spokeswoman Reuters
Fitch: the outlook for the Italian banking sector for 2019 is negative MF

Azimut
Azimut CEO Sergio Albarelli resigns Investment Europe

Eurobank Ergasias
The deal Eurobank-Grivalia has frozen the sale of 630 properties Kerdos

UniCredit
UniCredit Wins Payment After Fund Alleged Bank Misstated Capital Bloomberg News
Italy's UniCredit settles dispute with Caius Reuters
UniCredit-Caius, the case of the cashes ends with a transaction MF

NORDIC COUNTRIES

UPDATE 1-Norway's cbank sticks to March rate hike plan amid market unrest Reuters
Denmark Hires Hackers to Test If Bank Systems Are Sitting Ducks Bloomberg News
Swedish Regulator Says It Hasn't Manipulated Public Documents Bloomberg News

Danske Bank
Estonia detains eight in money-laundering case linked to Danske Bank: newspaper Reuters

Sydbank
Sydbank is downgrading due to turmoil in financial markets Berlingske

EASTERN EUROPE

UPDATE 2-Hungary keeps rates unchanged, shifts to more hawkish language Reuters
Romania's finmin plans banking tax to cap interbank rates Reuters
IMF has approved a credit line to Ukraine for $3.9 billion Vedomosti
No revision of key rate in next 6 months, central bank of Armenia says ArmBanks

Agrosoyuz
Central Bank appreciated the hole in the bank "Agrosoyuz" Vedomosti

Credissimo
Online credit platform Credissimo arrives in the country with two types of services La República

Russian Agricultural Bank
Agricultural Bank hardly occupies even at 9% per annum in foreign currency Vedomosti

Russian National Reinsurance Company
Russian state reinsurer signs brokerage deal with Aon Plc subsidiary Reuters

VTB Bank
Ukrainian VTB did not get anyone Kommersant

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