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EU bank sector exceeds liquidity rules ahead of deadline Reuters
EU reprimands ex-commissioner Kroes, recoups cash Reuters
ECB money has failed to boost economy substantially: Rimševics Reuters
EU's national and regional parliaments to get Brexit deal veto The Daily Telegraph
National parliaments should ratify EU trade deals, says ECJ judge Financial Times


Britain moves up 'best for business' list despite Brexit fears Sky News
Brexit and politics cast shadow over U.K. after tumultuous 2016 Bloomberg News
U.K. businesses swat aside Brexit concerns as growth picks up Bloomberg News
Foreign buyers shrug off Brexit fears with record Europe deals Bloomberg News
EU's top court declares UK surveillance powers illegal The Irish Times
Does ultra-loose monetary policy work? The Treasury Committee wants to find out City A.M.
Brexit and EU crisis biggest threats to Irish economy The Irish Times
Central bank pays contractors €58,000 every day Irish Independent
Law firms fear closure with whiplash reforms Insurance Times

London Stock Exchange Group
LSE Group says markets have more work to do ahead of new trading rules Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS near to selling $600 mln of shipping loans - sources Reuters
Court finds in favour of Royal Bank of Scotland in LIBOR and interest rate swaps mis-selling claims case City A.M.

Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered's Thai unit to transfer retail banking business to TISCO Reuters

XL Group
XL Catlin lifts target for Galilei Re cat bonds to $1.275 billion Artemis


Merkel to close off banks-for-cars Brexit deal Bloomberg News
Swiss government backs SNB monetary policy Reuters
Swiss central bank does not need any politicization Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Swiss competition watchdog fines major banks over rate cartels Reuters
RBS, Barclays and other banks fined in Swiss franc Libor case The Guardian
Swiss Competition Commission issues fines in LIBOR scandal

Ex-BSI banker Yeo Jaiwei found guilty over 1MDB

Chubb appoints life science manager to drive international growth Insurance Day

Deutsche Bank
Internet banker to depart Deutsche Bank - sources Reuters
Dutch housing co-op Vestia seeks damages from Deutsche Bank for derivatives Reuters
Deutsche Bank appointed as depositary bank for sponsored Level III American Depositary Receipt Program of TiGenix NV Reuters

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse increases its 15 pct stake in Tradegate to almost 20 pct Reuters
Deutsche Börse boss defends London HQ of merged stock exchange amid political pressure in Germany City A.M.


BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas says makes first real-time blockchain payments for clients Reuters

Société Générale
SocGen selling Splitska Banka to OTP Bank, deal to boost its capital ratios Reuters
Société Générale accused of breach of banking secrecy in Equatorial Guinea Le Figaro

UBS (France)
UBS France poised to acquire Banque Leonardo France Les Echos


Spanish banks lose EU case on mortgage interest repayments Bloomberg News
Spanish banks lose European case over mortgage floor clauses Financial Times
Spanish banks: swing & hit Financial Times

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Federal Reserve board says it assessed civil money penalty of $27 mln against BBVA Reuters
BBVA estimates a negative impact of €404 million in 2016 profit Europa Press

Banco Popular Español

Popular's board unanimously propose Emilio Saracho as chairman Reuters

Banco Santander
Santander Spain appoints Juan Manuel Cendoya vice president El País

Bankinter to pay net dividend of 0.0417 euro per share on Dec. 28 Reuters

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles Sociedad

BME to pay dividend of net 0.486 euro/share on Dec. 29 Reuters

Liberbank estimates impact of ECJ ruling at €83 million Europa Press


Italy's Atlante fund to inject almost 1 bln euros in two regional banks Reuters
DBRS to decide on Jan. 13 whether to cut Italy's debt ratings Reuters
Euro zone lenders confident on quick solution on Greek debt spat- source Reuters
Greek Bank Association elects new president Naftemporiki
Greek PM douses speculation of snap vote

Alpha Bank
Alpha Bank completes securitization of loans for SMEs Naftemporiki

Attica Bank
Attica Bank: IMF will remain as technical advisor Kerdos

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Italy to bailout Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank with €20bn rescue fund The Guardian
Paschi falls as buyers said to balk, making state aid likely Bloomberg News
Monte Paschi capital hike from debt swap totals up to 2.065 bln euros Reuters
Monte Paschi says no commitment from anchor investors has materialised Reuters
Atlante fund ready to take part in Monte Paschi bad loan sale if state steps in Reuters
Monte dei Paschi spells out details of Atlante's commitment Reuters
How Dimon's Monte dei Paschi plan came to grief Financial Times

Bank of Cyprus
Bank of Cyprus says scheme of arrangement sanctioned by court Reuters


Norway to sell about NOK 50 bln of bonds in 2017 Reuters
Swedish central bank leaves repo rate forecast unchanged Reuters
Swedish central bank to hold interest rates and promises acquisitions Børsen

Hoist Finance
Hoist Finance acquires large portfolio in Italy Reuters

Nordea Bank
Denmark approves Nordea's internal merger Reuters


Russia says yuan bond a priority but no issuance timetable set Reuters
Poland expects more foreign owners to sell banks in 2017 Reuters
Poland drops plans to introduce all-in-one tax - MinFin PAP
Finance ministry: Poland will ask for FLC from IMF Warsaw Business Journal
Insurers and anti-trust body UOKiK ink deal on investment-tied policies PAP
Albania central bank holds rates, vows stimulus into mid-2017 Reuters
After IMF, EU disburses 45 mln euros of aid to Moldova Reuters
Surprise Romanian PM pick fuels talk Dragnea will be real boss Bloomberg News
Romania may appoint a Muslim woman Prime Minister Romania Insider
MNB requires mortgage lenders to hold more long-term liabilities Budapest Business Journal
Armenian finance ministry buys out mid-term government bonds worth AMD 500 million ArmBanks

Credit Europe Bank (Romania)
EBRD grants EUR 40 mln loan to Romanian bank Romania Insider

ForteBank names Magzhan Auezov new chairman of management board Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank not planning to leave Ukrainian market for now - Gref Interfax Ukraine
Sberbank strengthens security of Turkish unit DenizBank after Russian ambassador's murder Vedomosti

Tatfondbank says did not pay coupon on BO-15 series bonds Reuters

TBC Bank

TBC Bank unit signs $55 mln loan deals with FMO Reuters

UniCredit Banka Slovenija
UniCredit Banka Slovenia sells 110 mln euro NPL portfolio Reuters

Russia's VEB says state aid of 150 bln roubles would solve 2017 liquidity issues Reuters

VTB Bank (Armenia)
VTB Bank (Armenia) has another New Year offer for its clients ArmBanks

The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major European publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. London time. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.