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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

EU sends charge sheet to Visa over inter-regional fees Reuters
This CEO Says Many Traders Aren't Ready for Europe's Huge Regulatory Overhaul Bloomberg News
Private equity investors nab their highest quarterly returns in two years as buyouts boost results City A.M.
PEF & cat bonds to speed-up emergency response to pandemics: Munich Re Artemis

UK AND IRELAND

LSE boss defends City watchdog's wish to tweak IPO rules The Daily Telegraph
London Stock Exchange chief executive Xavier Rolet backs FCA review of listing rules City A.M.
Watchdog 'failing to ready firms for Brexit' The Times
Sterling hits 9-month low vs euro as BoE keeps rates on hold Reuters
Bank issues pay warning and cuts growth forecast as rates held Sky News
Pound Slides From 11-Month High as BOE Keeps Rates Unchanged Bloomberg News
Bank of England keeps interest rates at 0.25pc - but hints they could rise within a year The Daily Telegraph
Record Low Rates Leave U.K. Savers Frustrated Bloomberg News
Bank of England governor Mark Carney sees the City doubling size in 25 years in post-Brexit prosperity City A.M.
Mark Carney says public sector pay restraint 'understandable' amid Bank of England strike The Daily Telegraph
Carney shrugs off fears over rapid increase in borrowing The Times
BRIEF-Non-Standard Finance buys George Banco in 53.5mln pound cash deal Reuters
NSF takes 400 employees from unsettled Provident Financial The Times

Allied Irish Banks
AIB shares fall as adviser Morgan Stanley urges caution The Irish Times

Aviva
UPDATE 2-UK insurer Aviva's operating profit up 11 pct, shares rise Reuters
Aviva lifts dividend as general insurance profits rise Financial Times
Aviva grows operating profit for the fourth year in a row and increases dividend, announcing a ten-year insurance agreement with HSBC City A.M.
Aviva Ireland profit rises 12% amid benign weather The Irish Times
Aviva goes into overdrive on loyalty deals The Times
Aviva unlikely to shuffle decks as revival of insurer roars on The Daily Telegraph

esure Group

UPDATE 1-UK insurer esure's H1 profit surges 44.6 pct Reuters
Esure profits rise 45%, raises full-year guidance Financial Times
Ogden change sees Esure's reinsurance costs rise by a third Post
Home insurance leaves Esure on bumpy road The Times

HSBC
The Falciani affair does not leave HSBC Switzerland finews.ch

Irish Life Assurance
Irish Life profits rise 17% amid investment management growth The Irish Times
Irish Life contributes €42m to Canada parent Irish Independent

Legal & General Group

Legal & General moves Asian fund team from London and Chicago to Hong Kong Reuters

London Stock Exchange Group
UPDATE 1-LSE's H1 profit up 19.5 pct, helped by growth in clearing Reuters
London Stock Exchange lifts dividend on income growth Financial Times
LSE's New Brexit Plan to Protect London Financial-Hub Status Bloomberg News

Permanent TSB Group
PTSB shares plummet 24% as bad loans weigh down The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Small firm fights to take RBS swaps mis-selling case to Supreme Court: "The battle is far from over" City A.M.

Standard Chartered
StanChart hires new co-heads of financial markets for the Americas Reuters

Willis Towers Watson
BRIEF-Willis Towers Watson reports Q2 EPS $0.24 Reuters

Worldpay Group
£14tn investor body wades into Worldpay merger with US rival Sky News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

New BaFin rules on remuneration are in force Börsen-Zeitung
Institutional investors want more private equity Börsen-Zeitung
Aduno takes Fintech startup finews.ch
Robo-Advisor Descartes Finance develops partnerships finews.ch

Allianz Group
LV= in advanced talks with Allianz for general insurance stake Reuters
Allianz and a Canadian fund buy 20% of the Natural Gas network El País

BAWAG
Austrian lender BAWAG eyes takeovers in German-speaking Europe - CEO Reuters
Bawag makes itself a stock market Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Postbank
Postbank profit jumps Börsen-Zeitung

GAM Holding
GAM first-half profits beat estimates Financial Times
UPDATE 1-GAM CEO confident on 2017 after H1 net jumps 39 pct Reuters

Julius Bär Gruppe
UPDATE 1-Swiss bank Julius Baer opens UK offices to seize on Brexit nerves Reuters
Julius Baer Expands in Britain as Rivals Plan Brexit Moves Bloomberg News
Julius Baer shifts focus from Monaco to Manchester as it looks to court UK's super-rich The Daily Telegraph

PostFinance
Swiss Postfinance Takes Stake In Social-Trading Platform finews

Raiffeisen Capital Management
Raiffeisen's two-way portfolios MF

Sparda-Bank Hessen
New top for Sparda-Bank Hessen Börsen-Zeitung

Zürcher Kantonalbank Österreich
ZKB Austria attracts top bankers finews.ch

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Trading Firms Pick Amsterdam Over London as Brexit Bites Bloomberg News
Tradeweb picks Amsterdam as EU base after Brexit Financial Times
Luxembourg is examining inquiries closely Börsen-Zeitung
ING and Rabo also put savings rates at 0.1% De Telegraaf

AXA
Axa earnings jump on lower natural catastrophe claims Financial Times
Axa reports reduction in COR and improvement in underwriting profit in H1 Post
Axa chief set to examine buying asset managers The Times
More innovation to come from Axa as it looks towards driverless cars Post

Crédit Agricole
French bank Credit Agricole gets capital boost as profit climbs Reuters
Revenues and profits up at Crédit Agricole Financial Times
Credit Agricole Becomes Third French Bank With Standout Trading Bloomberg News

NIBC Holding
Dutch bank NIBC is preparing for IPO: report Reuters

Rothschild & Co
Rothschild to advise on IPO for Austrian lender BAWAG: sources Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Bank of Portugal: Banks return to lower deposit rates Jornal Económico
Banks are proposing 0% interest rates on youth savings Diário De Notícias
Banking offers smaller variety of deposits and pays less interest Jornal De Negócios
Pensions have an average increase of 6.9 euros in August Jornal De Negócios

Banco Finantia
Banco Finantia profits up 35% in the first half Diário De Notícias

Banco Popular Español
Popular's ruling has not "materially" affected the sector, according to Fitch Europa Press

Banco Santander
Ana Botin will receive Friday 1.22 million for the dividend of Banco Santander El Mundo

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Caixa creates direction to manage assets that it wants to sell Jornal De Negócios
Mário Centeno appoints two new Caixa administrators Jornal Económico
Centeno concludes appointments to Caixa's executive committee Jornal De Negócios

Novo Banco
Novo Banco sells GNB Vida Jornal Económico
Novo Banco expects to close sale of GNB Vida in the last quarter Jornal De Negócios
Former directors of Novo Banco Cape Verde targeted by six central bank processes Jornal De Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Mediobanca to test the accounts, Unicredit remains a member MF
Greece to further ease restrictions on individual bank withdrawals Reuters

Attica Bank
Attica Bank: Avoid dilution, replenish funds? Kerdos

Banca Carige
Carige closes half-year with red by 154.9 million ANSA
Carige recapitalizes for 560 mln MF

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Closed agreement on 1200 outputs from Mps MF
Axa remains MPS partner MF

BPER Banca
UPDATE 1-Italy's BPER to book 1 bln euros in writedowns to ease bad loan sales Reuters
Carife flies Bper profits MF

Cassa depositi e prestiti
Cdp, net profit for the half year rose to 2.5 bn ANSA
In Cdp the profit returns to full health MF

Prelios
Prelios, Burlington increases the offer MF

UniCredit
UniCredit first-half earnings beat forecasts Financial Times
UPDATE 2-UniCredit unveils best quarter in a decade as turnaround pays off Reuters
UniCredit Widens Gap With Rivals as CEO Focuses on Execution Bloomberg News
BRIEF-Unicredit CEO confirms to pay cash dividend on 2017 results Reuters
Golden future for former Unicredit executives Börsen-Zeitung

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Banks tightened on lending in the second quarter E24

BankNordik
Banknordik's operating profit is reversing - the bottom line is improving Berlingske Business
Fee income saves Banknordik's top line FinansWatch
Banknordik Director pays interest losses on customers' assets FinansWatch

Nordic Investment Bank
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) issued international bonds for USD 500.0m maturing in 2019 with a 1.5% coupon Cbonds

SEB
SEB strikes competitors on returns in the first half FinansWatch

Sparekassen Thy
Sparekasse sees great potential in the new Viborg department FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

An about-face after nine years: Czechs lift interest rates Reuters
S&P: new US sanctions did not affect the ratings of Russia Vedomosti
Banks embarked on the outflow Kommersant
Banking sector H1 profit drops Warsaw Business Journal
Polish banks post aggregate net profit of PLN 1.69 bln in June, down 43.4% y/y - NBP PAP
Impaired loan portfolio increases by marginal PLN 34 mln in June to 70.5 bln, flat at 6.9% of gross book PAP
Romanian FinMin: Banks use fiscal optimization to avoid profit tax Romania Insider
Hungary cenbank makes HUF 2.5 bn on a single property sale Portfolio.hu

BRD-Groupe Société Générale
Romania's third-largest bank almost doubles net profit Romania Insider

Converse Bank
Converse bank commences placing of AMD bonds ArmBanks

Sberbank of Russia
Belarussian investor withdraws bid for Sberbank's Ukraine subsidiary Reuters
Sberbank launched its own mobile operator on the Tele2 network Vedomosti

Vnesheconombank
VEB earned 8.8% per annum for the silent Vedomosti
VEB urges to regulate risks from transitions in the pension market Banki.ru

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