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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Davos 2020: Bankers push back against climate action calls Financial Times
The ECB requires banks to "prudent" dividend distribution in 2020 Expansión
Central banks join forces to look at future digital currencies Reuters
ECB investigates alternative to bitcoin De Standaard
Banking investment in digital does not captivate investors Jornal Económico
Currency keepers announce cooperation on digital central bank money Handelsblatt
EU Threatens to Go After Money-Laundering Laggards With Lawsuits Bloomberg News
Banks labour under negative interest rates and 'zombie' loan threat Financial Times
Euro zone companies cut loan applications for first time in six years: ECB Reuters
European banks maintain the conditions of loans to companies and mortgages Expansión
ECB: Real estate loans dropped for the first time since the last quarter of 2013 Hürriyet
Negative ECB rates cost European banks 25 billion euros L'Agefi
EU ombudsman probes 'revolving door' at banking watchdog Reuters


Sajid Javid doubles down on divergence from EU rules in Brussels The Telegraph
Britain wants friendly relationship with EU in the future - UK PM's spokesman Reuters
Employment record makes Bank of England interest rate cut less likely The Times
FCA to get tough on financial advisers after pensions misselling Financial Times
City watchdog takes aim at pension advisers over final-salary transfers The Times
UK watchdog begins two-year crackdown on financial advisers Reuters
Alleged FCA data for sale on online forum Post
UK Treasury asks banks for ideas to boost 'left-behind' Northern towns Reuters
UK must hike retirement age and cut benefits for quitting work early, Credit Suisse claims The Telegraph
New chairs for two top UK pension funds Financial News
Brexit to affect social insurance of UK citizens in Hungary Budapest Business Journal
Hedge fund Monterone buys out early-stage investor Financial Times
Franklin Templeton's Zahn short British gilts as fiscal expansion looms Reuters

Aviva chairman Sir Adrian Montague quits after boardroom bust-up The Telegraph
Aviva says Chairman Montague to retire in 2020 Reuters
Sir Adrian Montague to quit Aviva amid unrest on strategy The Times
Ex-Aviva director Russell's insurtech Brisk plots funding round Post

Ex-Barclays banker had 'highly developed sense of duty', trial hears Financial Times

Hiscox comments on new cyber parametric transaction Reinsurance News

HSBC shakes up team of bankers covering asset managers Financial News
Bank executive accuses HSBC of tolerating "culture of sexism" The Telegraph
HSBC customers left out of vital fraud protections The Telegraph

IG Group
IG Group's profit falls 10% as tighter regulations weigh Reuters
IG Group says future remains bright despite fall in profit City A.M.
IG Group CFO Paul Mainwaring to Retire from Executive Roles Finance Magnates
IG Group Reiterates Medium Term Targets, Finance Head To Retire Alliance News

Lloyds Banking Group
British bank Lloyds plans cuts to FX business: sources Reuters
Lloyds and Halifax customers could see credit cards cancelled from February under new rules The Independent
Lloyds faces court over 'evasion' of rules The Times

London Stock Exchange
EU decision on LSE-Refinitiv deal expected in a few months: LSE director Reuters
The London Stock Exchange penalized by the virus in China and the pound (-0.53%) Le Figaro

UK fintech Monese to exceed £1bn value with latest fundraising Financial Times
UK fintech Monese nears unicorn status City A.M.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS digital bank chief to leave amid Rose shake-up Sky News
RBS chief Alison Rose says goodbye to her Bo amid bank clearout The Times


Swiss banks pay CHF 8 billion negative interest Finanz und Wirtschaft
SMEs fear Basel-malus in loans Börsen-Zeitung
Austria Threatens to Quit Effort to Create an EU Financial Tax Bloomberg News

Baumann & Cie, Banquiers
Baumann & Cie: Basel carnival instead of a fitted carpet

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse buys majority stake in UBS fund platform Börsen-Zeitung

Julius Bär Gruppe
Private bank Julius Baer rolls out crypto pallet

UBS Group
UBS CEO Ermotti says European banks must merge to compete Financial News
The Race for UBS's New CEO Is On The Wall Street Journal
UBS Misses Key Targets in Challenge to Iqbal Khan Overhaul Bloomberg News
UBS collects goals and scares investors Handelsblatt

UniCredit Bank Austria
BTV boss pleased with first stage win against Bank Austria Die Presse

Vontobel Holding
Vontobel opens branch in France L'Agefi


Customers in Portugal of the digital bank Bunq can use Apple Pay starting today Jornal Económico


BdP and CGD are expected to deliver 705 million in dividends Dinheiro Vivo

Banco de Sabadell
Spain's Sabadell sells asset management unit to Amundi for 430 mln euros Reuters
Amundi pays €430m to acquire Sabadell Asset Management Financial Times


Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi is recovering Börsen-Zeitung

Banca Popolare di Sondrio
Italy's Popolare di Sondrio denies full shareholder status to Amber Capital Reuters

Banco BPM
Banco BPM board picks Massimo Tononi as new Chairman Reuters
Banco BPM, the board list arrives MF

National Bank of Greece
NBG swaps Greek govt bonds with new 30-year bond issue Reuters


Even the Richest Nordic Economy Isn’t Giving Up Monetary Support Bloomberg News

Bank Norwegian
Bank Norwegian does not appeal district court verdict following ID scam against Shadi (33) E24

Swedbank raises its growth forecast Sydsvenskan


Putin names economy advisor as Russia's first deputy PM - Kremlin Reuters
Russia gets new economy minister but finance, energy and agriculture ministers keep jobs Reuters
EU lending arm EIB set to keep tight Turkey restrictions in place Reuters
EIB set to keep tight Turkey restrictions in place over Cyprus Ekathimerini
Polish banks might struggle to sell 15% of MREL-related issuance at home PAP

Pekao bank considers mBank "very interesting bank" - Pekao CEO PAP

Nova Ljubljanska banka
Slovenia's NLB asks top court to rule on "too radical" loan curbs Reuters

Türkiye Halk Bankası
Halkbank Hit With U.S. Demand for Millions in Contempt Fines Bloomberg News
U.S. seeks big contempt fines against Turkey's Halkbank Reuters
US prosecutors demand escalating penalties for Turkish lender Financial Times

VTB Bank
Russia's VTB plans 50% dividend payout ratio on 2019 -Ifax Reuters
VTB Group's Orcel says Russian rates could drop up to 75 bps in 2020 Reuters

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