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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB concerns grow over EU banks' Turkey exposure as lira slides Financial Times
EU Investment Bank warns of deep cut in lending Börsen-Zeitung
World Bank breaks ground with blockchain bond sale Financial Times

UK AND IRELAND

BOE Needs More Hikes as Wage Growth May Hit 4%, McCafferty Says Bloomberg News
Treasury readying Brexit contingency plans for finance industry Reuters
Finance watchdog relaxed about bank models after Brexit Financial Times
Interest rates: Stop banks short-changing savers, regulator is urged The Times
Interest rates: Banks are refusing to raise rates for savers The Times
Policyholders face huge premium hikes following April UK withdrawal Post

AA
AA weathers extremes in drive to predicted profits of £340m The Times

Bank of Ireland Group
Bank of Ireland UK chief executive Des Crowley set to retire The Irish Times

Barclays
Barclays Lures Large Analyst Team From SocGen Bloomberg News
Barclays Expands Cash-Equities Trading With Six Senior Hires Bloomberg News

Beazley
Beazley's SPA 5623 to give investors diverse risks, including liability Artemis

Legal & General
Legal & General's managers allow more risk to flow their way Financial Times
L&G first-half operating profit up seven percent, eyes strong second half Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

German watchdog Bafin sets up new unit for ailing banks Reuters
Germany's Banks Tapped by Churches to Put Billions to Work Bloomberg News
Former KPMG partner sentenced as insider Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Ex-KPMG Auditor Guilty of Insider Trading on Swiss Takeover Bloomberg News
Former KPMG auditor Senn sentenced for insider trading swissinfo.ch
Regional banks repatriate funds from provident customers Neue Zürcher Zeitung
SNB is losing millions in Facebook shares Finanz und Wirtschaft

Aargauische Kantonalbank
Aargauische Kantonalbank: Digital expansion gnaws at profit finews.ch

Hannover Re
Hannover Re grows P&C book by 19% amid 'fierce competition' Artemis
Hannover Re's P&C unit drives positive results in challenging conditions Reinsurance News

Raiffeisen Bank International
Lower risk costs - Austria's largest bank recorded a plus of 29 percent Handelsblatt
Raiffeisen's net profit beats forecasts as loan-loss provisions shrink Reuters
RBI's H1 after-tax profit in Romania surges 68% - table SEENews

SolarisBank
German Bank Backed by ABN to Start Digital Corporate Loans Bloomberg News

Valiant Holding
Valiant becomes more careful finews.ch

Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zurich Regional Bank: Separation of Clientis halves the profit finews.ch

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich Insurance exceeds expectations finews.ch
Zurich weathers H1 storm claims and returns to profit Post
UPDATE 3-Zurich Insurance eyes IT savings as H1 profit beats Reuters
Zurich Property Unit Leads Way as Insurer Chases CEO's Plan Bloomberg News
BRIEF-Zurich Insurance CEO -not planning disposals to achieve cost cut targets Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Banque de France rekindles hope for faster growth L'Agefi

KBC Group
KBC can not fully absorb low interest rates De Tijd
KBC solves the Irish problem as well as it does De Tijd
KBC Bank Ireland to sell €1.9bn loan portfolio as profits fall The Irish Times

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Brussels extends state aid to Portuguese banking until February Jornal Económico
Minimum banking services will have new rules that benefit customers Jornal Económico

Bankia
Bankia captures 1,800 million in four months through its fund manager Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Npl, record decline in June. And purchases of BTP are going up MF
Net bad loans at Italian banks in June fall to lowest since Dec 2010 Reuters
Unipol-Bper-Sondrio, a 1 billion profit pole MF
Stock Exchange: Pressures on Greek bonds hit Banks and key indicators Naftemporiki

Banca Carige
Carige, sixth exit from the council President Gallazzi. At Moody's: ready for initiatives Il Sole 24 Ore

Credito Emiliano
Credem profits down 6% MF

Credito Valtellinese
Creval returns to profit. And with Agricole possible 'overall partnership' Il Sole 24 Ore

Nuova Banca dell'Etruria e del Lazio
Consob sanctions on Etruria have been removed MF
Italy court overturns market regulator's fines on Banca Etruria Reuters

Banca Popolare di Sondrio
Pop Sondrio's profits are surprising MF

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Danske Bank
Key persons in whitewashing cases refuse to participate in Danske Bank's investigation Berlingske Business
Media: Former employees of Danske Bank refuse to participate in an investigation Børsen

EASTERN EUROPE

The Central Bank will tighten the requirements for investments of insurers Vedomosti
Russian c.bank proposes limiting investments made by insurance firms Reuters
Russia has tools to maintain financial stability -Finance Minister Reuters
UPDATE 1-Serbian central bank keeps benchmark rate at 3 pct - statement Reuters
Banking sector deposit increased Hürriyet

Deutsche Bank Polska
Deutsche Bank Polska pays fees for the accounts associated with the loan agreemen Rzeczpospolita

mBank
mBank must give back 100,000 to the customer - a phishing victim Rzeczpospolita

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank became interested in VEB's Sheremetyevo credit rights Vedomosti

VTB Bank
VTB leaves the capital of Safmar Financial Investments Vedomosti
VTB selected the head of Vozrozhdenie Bank Vedomosti
VTB improved its earnings forecast for 2018 Vedomosti
VTB is negotiating the purchase of several banks Vedomosti
VTB plans to allocate half of the profits for dividends in 2018 Vedomosti
UPDATE 1-Russian bank VTB beats Q2 forecasts despite provisions jump Reuters
Russia's VTB says studying new U.S. sanction plans Reuters

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