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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

Carney says central bankers' 15 minutes of fame is about to end Bloomberg News
European Lehman moment wouldn't cause a Lehman moment, ECB says Bloomberg News
ECB to give 'considerable attention' to cross-border deals: Dickson Reuters
Banks make unwanted risk lucrative with bets for hedge funds Bloomberg News
Bond investors may be mispricing rising inflation Reuters
Visa says weakening of euro to hurt Europe results more-conf call Reuters
Europe's fiscal tweaks will fall flat without a political wind change The Daily Telegraph


Bank of England raises growth outlook The Wall Street Journal
Pound slides as Bank of England rate hike not seen as imminent Bloomberg News
Carney braces for Brexit twists as inflation unease grows Bloomberg News
U.K.'s Brexit plan: prepare for failure, hope for success Bloomberg News
Britain will try to negotiate amicable EU divorce: Brexit paper Reuters
UK government Brexit paper stresses May's priorities Reuters
Risky to relocate London-based markets after Brexit: BoE's Carney Reuters
Banks study loopholes to enable UK branches to sell to EU clients Financial Times
London led growing ranks of EU's million euro bankers in 2015 Reuters

Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen sees $13.3 billion in outflows after Trump victory Bloomberg News
More than £100bn now pulled from Aberdeen Asset Management in four years The Daily Telegraph
Aberdeen needs to change the script as well-worn tale wears thin Financial Times

Aon's White Rock vehicle readies private ILS program in Bermuda Artemis

County Insurance Services
Finch acquires County Insurance Services Post

Coutts & Co.
Swiss fine Coutts unit over 1MDB money-laundering breaches Bloomberg News
Coutts ordered to pay back SFr6.5m of profits over 1MDB Financial Times
Queen's bank Coutts fined by Swiss financial regulators over money laundering The Independent

Former HBOS bankers, businessmen sentenced to up to 15 years in UK loan scam Reuters
Ex-HBOS banker 'sold soul to devil' for part in £245m loan scam Sky News

HSBC hires Deutsche Bank's Laing to cover emerging markets ECM: sources Reuters

JRP Group
Insurer JRP raises new business margin guidance Reuters

London Stock Exchange Group
LSE says looks forward to completing merger with Deutsche Börse Reuters

M&G Investments
M&G said first major U.K. fund to split trading, research fees Bloomberg News

Tesco Personal Finance
Tesco Bank's chief exec says lenders don't pay customers enough interest on current accounts City A.M.

Steve Wood to leave Paymentshield as Towergate 'consolidates' business Post

XL Group
XL Catlin 'on the front foot' to deal with Brexit Insurance Day


Germany will not accept tougher rules for its small banks: Bundesbank Reuters
German savings bank chief calls for exit from expansive ECB policy Reuters
Riegler predicts German banking industry to face difficult years ahead Handelsblatt
Concardis testing new product Börsen-Zeitung
SNB's Moser says it will be able to normalize monetary policy in future Reuters
Famed tax haven Switzerland chases hidden cash Reuters
Swiss financial center remains under pressure Finanz und Wirtschaft
Swiss life insurers in inhospitable environment Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Allianz Group
Allianz says buys remaining stake in AILH for 160 mln eur Reuters
Allianz to pay €160m to take full control of Allianz-Irish Life Irish Independent
Allianz increases stake in Irish holding company to 100% Insurance Day
Allianz agrees to acquire remaining stake in Irish subsidiary Börsen-Zeitung

Chubb sees $4.1bn after-tax profit in 2016 Post
Chubb appoints regional director of claims Insurance Day

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank lags rivals with quarterly loss Reuters
Deutsche Bank lost 600 mln in revenues due to mortgages litigation-related turmoil in Sep/Oct Reuters
Deutsche Bank CEO Cryan expects lender to be profitable in 2017 Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank so far benefited from Trump effect on markets - CEO Reuters
Deutsche Bank sees option of raising cash through stock sale Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank reduces personnel expenses by 11% Börsen-Zeitung
Deutsche Bank's management board has promised it won't be the first to leave London after Brexit
City A.M.

Hannover Re
Hannover Re raises 2017 profit guidance after January renewals Reuters
Hannover Re raises profit targets following 1/1 renewals Insurance Day
Hannover Re raises profit targets for 2017 Börsen-Zeitung

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Bär's asset management unit makes acquisition

Munich Re
Munich Re looking for acquisition targets Handelsblatt

PSD Bank Nord
PSD Bank Nord records significant decline due to credit requirements Börsen-Zeitung

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich looks internally to fill key UK commercial roles Insurance Times


ABN AMRO threatens to withdraw as sponsor of controversial US pipeline Het Financieele Dagblad

BRE and AXA unveil flood proof house to encourage resilient repairs Post

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas acquires minority stake in financial technology company Börsen-Zeitung

Delta Lloyd
Delta Lloyd CEO departs with €950,000 Het Financieele Dagblad

ING beats forecasts, aided by customer growth, stable lending margins Reuters
ING profit rises on wholesale bank, beating estimates Bloomberg News
ING posts strong Q4'16 results De Telegraaf
ING directors concerned about the future of euro De Telegraaf
ING Belgium records lowest cost in recent years De Standaard

NN Group
NN Group offers public cash of c. 2.5 bln euros for Delta Lloyd shares Reuters
NN Group puts offer for Delta Lloyd De Telegraaf


Madrid will not be the new London, but it can attract City investments, says Roldán Europa Press
Spanish banking association president demands European regulation for mortgage market El País
Same regulation for banking, fintech sector says Roldán Europa Press
Compromís calls for Spanish central bank to explain change in accounting standards Europa Press

Abanca will distribute €315.4 million as dividend Europa Press

Banco BPI
Four BPI shareholders file judicial claim against sale of bank's 2% stake in BFA Expresso

Bankia to reimburse floor causes to 60,000 customers on Feb. 3 Europa Press

BBVA issues €1 billion in Tier II bond Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD requests annulment of court decision requiring disclosure of largest debtors of bank Diário de Notícias

CaixaBank earnings miss forecast, sees lower profitability Reuters
CaixaBank posts Q4'16 results Europa Press
CaixaBank president urges to continue rebalancing public finances, reducing debt in Spain Europa Press
Gortázar confident CaixaBank will be successful in acquiring Banco BPI Europa Press
BPI's purchase will weigh on CaixaBank's ratios Diário de Notícias

Novo Banco
Novo Banco had fiscal benefits of €45.6 in 2015 Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco agrees to sell its 41.06% stake in Nanium Jornal Económico


Too much emphasis on NPL reduction may become a problem for banks, says Angelini MF
ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 46.3bln euros Reuters
ELA to Greek banks dropped further by €200 million Kerdos
Moody's sees positive prospects for Cypriot banks Naftemporiki

Attica Bank
Attica Bank, Co-operative banks join PPC Kerdos

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Italy's Atlante says no current plan to buy Monte Paschi bad loans Reuters
Monte dei Paschi to disclose 2016 results on Feb. 9 ANSA

BPER Banca
BPER to write down value of 100 mln euro Atlante investment - CEO Reuters
BPER to write down value of €100 million investment in Italian fund Atlante MF

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa denies talk of weekend special board meeting on Generali Reuters
Intesa not holding extraordinary meeting on Generali situation MF

Veneto Banca
State aid is one option for Pop Vicenza, Veneto Banca-Atlante exec Reuters
Veneto Banca issues state-backed bonds for 3.5 bln euros Reuters
Veneto Banca issues €3.5 billion in bonds MF


Negative rates and the Nordic banks that survived the experiment Bloomberg News

AP Pension
AP Pension rejects claims about the cause of Søren Dal Thomsen's firing FinansWatch

Danske Bank
Danske Bank Q4 pretax profit higher than expected, proposes share buy-back Reuters
Danske shares surge after bank delivers 'phenomenal' results Bloomberg News
Danske Bank posts Q4'16 results FinansWatch
Danske Bank received 2,000 new customers in 2016 Berlingske Business
Danske Bank looking to set up mortgage bank in Sweden Berlingske Business
Danske Bank considering opening Finnish branch FinansWatch

Bank DNB sees robust dividend payout ratio after Q4 beat Reuters
DNB records more than expected in the fourth quarter of 2016 E24
DNB proposes higher dividend than expected SvD Näringsliv

Møns Bank
Møns Bank prelim FY pre-tax profit at DKK 31 million Reuters
Møns Bank misses 2016 expectations FinansWatch

Nordnet to be delisted from Nasdaq Stockholm Reuters

Realkredit Danmark
Realkredit Danmark records profit increase FinansWatch

Skjern Bank
Skjern Bank CEO expects continued growth in 2017 FinansWatch

Swedbank delivers on profit forecast, to hike dividend Reuters
Swedbank reported a profit of 5.14 billion Swedish kronor for the fourth quarter of 2016 SvD Näringsliv
Swedbank CEO regrets breakdown of ATMs Dagens Nyheter


Russia approves privatization plan aimed at raising 17 billion rubles Reuters
Russian central bank preparing guidelines for lenders to strengthen fight against cybercrime Kommersant
New regulation for banking groups, holding companies postponed Vedomosti
Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on the prevention of theft of Russian banks by 3 billion rubles
Russian insurers already face shortage of tariffs on CTP in 2017 Vedomosti
Ruble buys time for central banker wanting to make history Bloomberg News
Czech central bank to continue foreign exchange interventions E15
Prague Stock Exchange mainly helped shares of Czech banks CTK
Poland to lure EU's financial institutions - KNF head Warsaw Business Journal

Erste Bank Hungary
Erste Hungary to close Monday for Citibank client changeover Budapest Business Journal

ING Bank Slaski
ING Bank Slaski with PLN 255 mln net profit in Q4 Warsaw Business Journal

S&P: Ukraine-based Kredobank ratings affirmed at 'CCC+/C' and subsequently withdrawn at bank's request Cbonds

PZU looking for potential takeover deals abroad Warsaw Business Journal

Türkiye Is Bankasi
Türkiye Is Bankasi 2016 net profit up at 4.70 billion lira Reuters

Russian government may reduce stake in VTB Bank Vedomosti
VTB Bank (Armenia) paid 3.4 billion drams in taxes in 2016 ArmBanks

Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi
Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi 2016 net profit rises to 2.93 bln lira Reuters

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