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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Mario Draghi Reaches the End of His Fight to Save Euro Bloomberg News
Mario Draghi prepares for ECB swansong as policy debate rages Financial Times
No EU decision yet on Brexit delay, three months looks likely: diplomats Reuters
UK-EU regulatory dialogue key to post-Brexit financial trade: banking official Reuters
EU leaders may meet on Friday if no Brexit extension consensus: Irish PM Reuters
Brexit extension likely to be flexible: Irish foreign minister Reuters
Germany open for short Brexit extension to allow smooth ratification - Maas Reuters
France to review 'purely technical' Brexit delay at end of week: diplomatic source Reuters

Low Rates May Drive Banks to Riskier Business, ECB's Enria Warns Bloomberg News
Lack of cross-border mergers shows Europe needs more integration: Bank of Spain Reuters
Green bond issuance surpasses $200 bln so far this year Reuters
Bankers push back against 'greenwashing' criticism Financial Times
Insurance Europe calls for appropriate Solvency II application in all member states Reinsurance News
UK's Gemcorp, Russia's Sberbank, VEB team up for Africa trade finance Reuters
Balkan nations bank on regional ties after EU snub Financial Times


U.K.'s Johnson Pulls Out of Parliamentary Scrutiny Hearing Bloomberg News
UK Brexit law timetable talks are ongoing: Labour source Reuters
Johnson Stuck in Limbo as He Awaits EU Decision: Brexit Update Bloomberg News
EU Could Approve Boris Johnson's Brexit Extension Request by Friday Bloomberg News
New Bank of England governor may be named just before snap election The Times
UK asset managers face tougher checks on investment policy, green credentials Reuters
AIG to launch Lloyd's HNW syndicate Post
Lloyd's of London syndicate takes aim at insurance for America's super-rich The Times

Aon calls for further changes to reinsurance under IFRS 17 Reinsurance News

Bank of Ireland
Going Greene: Bank of Ireland joins UN programme after board appointment Irish Independent

Peer-to-peer lender FundingSecure enters administration Financial Times
Woe for thousands of peer-to-peer investors as FundingSecure platform collapses The Telegraph
Peer-to-peer lender Funding Secure goes into administration The Guardian
Investors at risk as peer-to-peer lender Funding Secure enters administration The Times

Euronext Dublin
Euronext Dublin eyes Brexit boost after slow 2019 Irish Independent

Metro Bank
Metro Bank swings to loss in third quarter City A.M.
Metro Bank chairman steps down early after torrid year The Guardian
Metro Bank reports third-quarter loss, deposit outflows as Chairman exits Reuters
Metro Bank chairman Vernon Hill quits ahead of loss The Times

Starling Bank
Starling Bank raises £30m amid European expansion plans City A.M.
Starling Bank raises £30 million Finextra


U.S. Fund Giant's Bid for Swiss Growth

Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank
Does BLKB have to go to court because of its new logo?

Commerzbank Wants Europe's Banks to Agree on Standards for Cloud Bloomberg News
Commerzbank launches cloud initiative - and wants to face tech companies Handelsblatt

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen
Helaba: "We look more closely at loans to the car industry" Handelsblatt

UBS Group
UBS: End of the Road for Sergio Ermotti?
UBS Eyes Next Step of Chinese Tie-Up


Banque Degroof Petercam
Degroof unblocks the frozen account of a French client and avoids a lawsuit L'Echo

Groupe BPCE
BPCE completes the acquisition of Oney Bank alongside Auchan Holding L'Agefi

Société Générale
SocGen puts Nordics leasing business on the block: sources Reuters
Societe Generale wants to sell its leasing business in Scandinavia L'Agefi


Bank of Spain urges to remove the obstacles that limit financial integration Expansión
Bankers open to readjust commissions Jornal de Negócios
Banking business increasingly goes for new services Jornal Económico
Portuguese banking among Europe's most toxic assets Diário de Notícias

Banco Santander
Santander leads the capital increase of the 'fintech' Roostify and finances its expansion to Europe Expansión

Bankinter supports funds transfer costs Jornal de Negócios

BBVA launches an express digital loan aimed at competing clients Expansión

Liberbank does not raise dismissals but it does cut wages and social benefits Expansión

Novo Banco
Novo Banco merges by incorporation with Cayman Islands BES Expresso
Novo Banco absorbs bank in Cayman to cut costs Jornal de Negócios


UniCredit replaces CEE investment bank head Global Capital


Nordea takes 1.3-billion one-offs hit as new CEO takes over Reuters

Swedbank chief aims to lift 'dark cloud' of money-laundering claims Financial Times


The Central Bank for a year will abandon legislative initiatives in the financial market Vedomosti
Slovenia's economy minister opposes central bank's new curbs on consumer lending Reuters
UPDATE 1-Georgia's central bank hikes key refinancing rate to curb inflation Reuters

Bank VTB
Russia's VTB, Mozambique president discuss debt restructure Reuters
Russia's VTB looking to sell 10% of its Angolan unit Reuters

Ukraine president's office sees no reason to hand PrivatBank back to former owners Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank customers listened to audio Kommersant

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