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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

EU ministers to discuss risk reduction at EU banks on Monday Reuters
European Parliament favors Ireland's Lane for ECB vice president job Reuters
Volatility holds key to bank revenue revival from 2017 slump: survey Reuters
Number of crypto hedge funds surges amid bitcoin volatility Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

UK to set out post-Brexit vision for financial services Financial Times
Brexit vote persuaded Francesca McDonagh to make Irish move The Irish Times
Trump's tax cuts lead to €800 windfall for Dublin bank staff The Irish Times
Digital-only bank Monzo gets go-ahead to expand in Ireland The Irish Times
Where now for Central Bank INBS inquiry as Fingleton illness leaves probe in limbo? Irish Independent

Aviva
BRIEF-Aviva completes 187 mln stg bulk annuity deal for Sea Containers Reuters

Barclays
Barclays hands Staley near-£1m bonus as watchdogs' verdict looms Sky News
Barclays boss Jes Staley in line for a bonus of almost £1m despite whistleblower investigation City A.M.

BGEO Group
BRIEF-Georgia's BGEO Says JSC Georgia Capital Considers Potential Issuance Of A Eurobond Reuters

Lancashire Holdings
Insurer Lancashire warns of tough year ahead, swings to loss Reuters

Lloyd's of London
Kanye West and Lloyd's of London settle $10m lawsuit over cancelled tour dates City A.M.
Kanye West settles lawsuit over Saint Pablo tour cancellation Reuters
AFL Insurance Brokers appoints Barry Rowland & Chris Cavani to property team Reinsurance News

Standard Life Aberdeen
Standard Life Aberdeen 'disappointed' as biggest client Lloyds walks away Financial Times

Virgin Money Holdings (UK)
Virgin Money picks Dorner to form rare female leadership team Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

London May Lose to New York After Brexit, Bundesbank Warns Bloomberg News
Germany gives UK banks until June to secure access post-Brexit Reuters
Oettinger calls for more EU funds from Germany Handelsblatt

Allianz Group
Allianz France reorganizes its executive committee L'Agefi

Bayerische Landesbank
banks are worried about Steinhoff loans Süddeutsche Zeitung
Germany's BayernLB takes loss on Steinhoff loan -SZ, NDR Reuters
BayernLB loses millions due to Steinhoff scandal Handelsblatt

Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse Should Scrap Board Bonuses, Swiss Bank Union Says Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse rewards temporary employees with bonus Handelsblatt

Deutsche Bank
BRIEF-Butterfield To Acquire Deutsche Bank'S Banking And Custody Business in Cayman Islands Reuters
HNA stake in Deutsche Bank cut to 8.8% Financial Times
HNA Borrows More From UBS as It Hedges Whole Deutsche Bank Bet Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank wants to sell shares of Polish bank Handelsblatt
Deutsche Bank Portugal profits before taxes sink almost 80% Jornal de Negócios

HSH Nordbank
The hungry hellhound Stephen Feinberg Handelsblatt
end of the horror with HSH Nordbank approaches Handelsblatt

St. Galler Kantonalbank
St. Galler Kantonalbank back on the road to success Neue Zürcher Zeitung
St. Galler KB raises the profit Finanz und Wirtschaft
St. Galler Kantonalbank pays jubilee dividend Neue Zürcher Zeitung
The St. Galler Kantonalbank is celebrating its anniversary finews.ch

Talanx
BRIEF-Talanx CEO Says 2018 Profit Goal Of Around 850 Million Euro Is "Realistic" Reuters
Allianz rival Talanx is exploring further acquisitions Handelsblatt
Talanx wants to raise prices for industrial fire insurance Die Presse

Union Bancaire Privée
Ex-Notenstein CEO Surfaces finews.com
Ex-Notenstein boss becomes manager at Geneva private bank UBP Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Zürcher Kantonalbank
Moneypark is trading with former ZKB bankers finews.ch

FRANCE AND BENELUX

ABN Amro Group
ABN AMRO to work with blockchain De Telegraaf
ABN Amro compensates staff for giving up bonus Het Financieele Dagblad

Aegon
Aegon wins on higher scholarship Het Financieele Dagblad
Aegon earns a big boost due to American tax windfall Het Financieele Dagblad

Axa
BRIEF-AXA sees IPO of AXA Equitable Holdings in Q2 Reuters

CNP Assurances
BRIEF-CNP Assurances: On The Occasion Of A 13 Million Euros Fundraising, CNP Assurances Enters Into Capital Of Lydia Reuters

Crédit Agricole
Credit Agricole's markets side outperforms Natixis Reuters
Credit Agricole wants to accelerate growth in Poland Reuters

NN Group
UPDATE 1-Insurer NN Group's Q4 profit jumps on Delta Lloyd takeover Reuters
NN Group profit rises in fourth quarter Marketwatch

Rabobank
'Fin-tech companies risk for Rabobank' De Telegraaf
Rabobank comes out stronger from the past year L'Agefi

Société Générale
Societe Generale will open accounts thanks to facial biometrics
Les Echos

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The Bank of Spain leaves the technology of its banknote factory in the hands of El Corte Inglés and Everis Expansión
Largest banks reduce 2000 workers and close 269 branches in 2017 Expresso
Recommendations of Banco de Portugal without impact on the sale of houses Jornal de Negócios

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA develops a startup aimed at entrepreneurs in the US Europa Press
The board of directors of BBVA approves the takeover of its subsidiary in Portugal Europa Press

Banco BPI
BPI sells positions in Superbock 'owner' to Violas group for 233 ME Jornal de Notícias

Banco Santander
BRIEF-Santander Holdings Prices Up To $400 Mln Senior Notes Reuters
BCP loses credit and wins Totta deposit Jornal de Negócios
The AN asks the experts to investigate if Popular manipulated the data of its capital increase Expansión

Bankia
The deadline for joining Bankia ERE will begin next Monday Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian debt is the most risky after Greece MF
Bankitalia: 2017 debt rises to 2,256 bn ANSA
New bonds coming from Mediobanca, UnipolSai and Intesa MF

Credito Valtellinese
Creval to the Consob examination MF
Creval slips into the stock market after increasing terms ANSA

Generali
Generali, China Tianying, came forward for the sale of its activities in Portugal Il Sole 24 Ore

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Finland opposes EU executive's plan for European monetary fund Reuters
Norway may hike rates this year despite low inflation -central bank chief Reuters
Danmarks Nationalbank buys 3.7 billion. dollar for combat airplane payment: "They have weakened the krone rate" Børsen

Arion Banki
BRIEF-?Arion Bank Agrees To Buy Back 9.5 pct Stake In Bank? Reuters

Bank Norwegian
RPT-BRIEF-Bank Norwegian's chairman, Bjoern Kise, to resign Reuters

Komplett Bank
BRIEF-Komplett Bank Q4 Net Interest Income Up At Nok 197 Million Reuters

Swedbank
Swedbank warned over money laundering controls Financial Times
Swedbank gets warning in Lithuania Sydsvenskan

EASTERN EUROPE

U.S. official: 'Would be surprised' if Russia doesn't face sanctions under new law Reuters
Hungary cbank offers 50 bln forints worth of IRS to banks Reuters

Promsvyazbank
Russia's Promsvyazbank to get up to 1 trln rbls in defence loans Reuters
Promsvyazbank will take capital on the defensive Vedomosti

Sberbank of Russia
Russia's Yandex and Sberbank may form e-commerce JV in March - Ifax Reuters
Sberbank is going to close the deal to create a joint venture with "Yandex" in March Vedomosti
Sberbank has opened mobile operations with mutual funds Vedomosti

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.