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Banks shrink capital shortfalls under Basel rules Reuters
ECB scraps clearing powers request in feud with European capitals Financial Times
Fitch Doesn't Buy ECB's Signal That Further QE Isn't Needed Bloomberg News
EU Pushes U.K. to Brink of No-Deal Brexit Bloomberg News
EU leaders should cut UK some slack on Brexit extension: Irish PM Reuters
UK and EU financial watchdogs to co-operate in event of no-deal Brexit Financial Times
EU readies short Brexit delay - if May wins parliament over Reuters
Tusk invites EU leaders to agree short, conditional Brexit delay Reuters
Post-Brexit trade ruling sparks accusations of a 'land grab' Financial Times
Slower US growth means no rate rise for 2019, says Fed BBC News


May urges parliament to back her on Brexit, tells Britons 'I'm on your side' Reuters
Jamie Dimon Sees 'Huge Negative' for U.K. as Theresa May Bid Risks Hard Brexit Bloomberg News
Borrowers cash in as UK banks seek triple-A bonds as Brexit insurance Reuters
Sovereign wealth funds cut UK investment ahead of Brexit Financial Times
Small firms have 'no resources' for no-deal Brexit planning Sky News
Dublin top Brexit pick for financial firms fleeing UK Irish Independent
Bank of Montreal picks Irish unit as post-Brexit EU hub The Irish Times
Ex-Numis boss Oliver Hemsley's bid to take over Nex Exchange falls through City A.M.
Fund managers turn up heat on UK companies over diversity, pensions, audit Reuters

Aquis Exchange
Aquis Exchange says Brexit clash could damage stock market Reuters
The 'Spotify of stock exchanges' counts the cost of Brexit Financial News

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds scraps buyout bosses' bonuses after NEC bonanza Sky News

London Capital & Finance
Boss of London Capital & Finance arrested after firm's collapse Financial Times

OakNorth Bank
SoftBank-backed lender OakNorth triples profits Financial Times

Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered boss faces pension perk anger The Times


German foreign minister open to one last push for orderly Brexit Reuters
BaFin insists on the same rules for all Börsen-Zeitung
Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank Capital to Be Key for ECB Green Light Bloomberg News
German finmin: No precautions for Deutsche/Commerzbank merger taken in 2020 budget Reuters
Exclusive: Germany to create fund to foil foreign takeovers after China moves Reuters
Swiss banks may tighten mortgage lending guidelines Reuters

Allianz Group
Allianz turns picky as it shops for asset managers Financial Times
Allianz Suisse Boosts Profit Amid Fewer Large-Loss Events

Bayerische Landesbank
Winkelmeier becomes head of BayernLB Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank merger talks heighten uncertainty for U.S. staff Reuters
Deutsche slides down European investment bank rankings Financial Times

Munich Re
Munich Re expects increase in net profit in 2019 Reuters
Munich Re aims to boost Ergo insurance business via acquisitions Reuters
Munich Re is open to acquisitions Börsen-Zeitung
Munich Re targets higher profits in 2019. Efficiency increasingly key Artemis

Swiss Life
Swiss Life: Lucrative Year for CEO

UBS Group
UBS Says First Quarter Was 'One of the Worst' in Recent History Bloomberg News
UBS sounds pessimistic note on 2019 as first quarter revenues fall Reuters
UBS wants to save $300 million in additional costs Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Senior Wirecard executives approved transactions in fraud probe Financial Times


France Says It Won't Agree to Brexit Extension Without 'Guarantees' Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank merger could benefit France - minister Reuters
Private equity firm Ardian closes €6.1bn infrastructure fund Financial News
DNB is going to invest its reserves sustainably Het Financieele Dagblad
Belgian bankers will soon take an oath, as in the Netherlands L'Echo

BNP Paribas
MOVES-BNP Paribas names Gabriel Wilson-Otto as head of stewardship, Asia Pacific Reuters

ING Groep
Money laundering issues overshadow investors' day Het Financieele Dagblad
Proceedings request ING for the court De Telegraaf

Rabobank is arguing with fintech company for its name Het Financieele Dagblad

SCOR Global P&C names Reinsurance CEO, reshuffles leadership team Reinsurance News
SCOR names Blanc as CEO Reinsurance in P&C leadership re-org Artemis


Spain's Growth Strong Despite Europe Woes, Central Bank Says Bloomberg News
The Bank of Spain warns: the new Mortgage Law will make expensive and difficult access to housing El Mundo
Spanish insurers focusing on tech as growth opportunities shrink: A.M. Best Reinsurance News
Bank of Portugal against inspection of the General Inspection of Finance to its activity Diário de Notícias
Banco de Portugal: Reform of supervision opens the door to governor's arbitrary departure Expresso
Complaints for bank fraud to the Bank of Portugal have doubled Jornal de Negócios
CMVM: new supervisory model brings more costs and less independence Diário de Notícias

Banco Santander
Santander figures at 471 million the added value that can be achieved with the sale of brick in Spain Expansión
Resignation and promotion in Santander Rzeczpospolita

Goirigolzarri admits that he feared a deposit leak at Bankia in May 2012 El País
De Guindos will testify on Tuesday as a witness for the Bankia IPO Expansión

BBVA expands its investment in the US startup Ease Europa Press

Novo Banco
Novo Banco does not exaggerate in "losses" to receive more from the state, guarantees deputy governor Expresso
Máximo dos Santos defends monitoring committee of Novo Banco Diário de Notícias


EU's top regulator under fire over Italy bank rescue decision Reuters
Italy will consider possible damage claim over EU ruling on Tercas failure Reuters
Greece to submit foreclosure bill on Friday with or without lenders' approval Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
ECB conducts audit on Italy's Monte dei Paschi - annual report Reuters

Unione di Banche Italiane
Ubi: agreement with Chinese Sumec Itc ANSA


Foreigners sell Danish shares after Danske Bank scandal: central bank Reuters

Data attacks against DNB have doubled over the past six years - increasing safety after Hydro-hacking Dagens Næringsliv

Nykredit hires former Danske Bank director: Two other stops Politiken
Nykredit Chief Executive: We have planned to hire Tonny Thierry for a while Børsen


Romania finance minister plans to lower bank tax on March 28 Reuters
Romania to Approve Easing of Controversial 'Greed Tax' Next Week Bloomberg News
Russian auction format may change after Asian-Pacific auction cancelled - official Reuters
Contributions are more expensive for banks Kommersant
Deposits with high rates will cost the banks even more Vedomosti
Central Bank completed repo tender Hürriyet
Comparisons of bank fees have started Rzeczpospolita
Hungary's 2nd largest bank to be created if this merger is realised

Bank Saint-Petersburg
Bank Saint Petersburg is going to pay record dividends Vedomosti

Gazprombank is looking for ways to sell its LNG in Russia because of the risks of sanctions on payments in foreign currency

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