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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

EU ministers to discuss caps on bankholdings of public debt, officials say Reuters
ECB's Constâncio says there arelimits on negative rates Reuters
ECB's Knot calls for patience as lowrates raise pension concern Bloomberg News
Merkel enters ECB debate with call forpoliticians to generate growth Reuters
Germany must respectECB independence – France's Sapin Reuters
Germany should keep its hands offthe ECB Financial Times
IMF says financialstability risks rising, urges bank asset repair Reuters


Pressure on UKbanks at 'all-time high' FinancialTimes
Banking ranking:Profits tanking City A.M.
Banks still want apiece of the fintech startup scene
City A.M.
UK's muddled IPOmarket faces scrutinyFinancial Times
FCA looks to curbrestrictive client contracts
UK FCA proposes new IPO process amidcompetition concern Bloomberg News
IPO process needs improving, saysFCA The Guardian
FCA'sTracey McDermott to leave UK regulator The Wall Street Journal
Stand-in top City watchdog McDermottto leave the FCA TheDaily Telegraph
BoE to assume responsibility forSonia benchmark rate in April Bloomberg News
Brexit could put 100,000financial services jobs at risk City A.M.
Swiss Re,Legal & General set to bid for Deutsche's Abbey Life – sourcesReuters

Allied Irish Banks
Dispute between AIB and retiredtaxing master comes before High Court The Irish Times

AXA Insurance
AXA createsseparate real estate arm amid push for further growth Insurance Times

Barclays headcountdrops 8,000 in 4 months FinancialTimes

Beazley completesreturn of its head office to the UK Insurance Times

HSBC alerts clients to bank debtrisks amid Swedish tax plan Bloomberg News

LloydsBanking Group
Investors weighstrategy tweaks at Lloyds to protect dividend plans


Swiss lookto tackle multinational tax avoidance Swissinfo
Germany's Bafin warns against risks ofdigitization in insurance sector Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse needs to strengthenboard, Herro tells F&W Bloomberg News
Major shareholder backs plan ofCredit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam  Handelsblatt

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank to settleUS silver price-fixing litigation Reuters
Deutsche Bank hires Citi's Boyle tolead equity derivatives
Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bankhires Citi's James Boyle Börsen-Zeitung
Deutsche Bank'shead of German asset management departs Börsen-Zeitung

General Reinsurance
Gen Re CEO to retire by end of2016 Post

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt
HSBC Trinkaus& Burkhardt proposes dividend of €2.50 per share Reuters

JuliusBär Gruppe
Julius Bär CEO tells AGM still looking at acquisitions Reuters

Volksbank Vorarlberge Gen postpones publication of FY 2015 report Reuters


AfterItaly and France, Brussels seeks to revive ties with Iran Reuters

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas tomeet CIB union reps on Thursday – source Reuters


Spanish minister faces questionsover links to Panama firm Bloomberg News
Spanish judge denies bail for formertop banker Mario Conde Reuters
Spanish banks transferhigh regulatory costs to clients Expansión
Elisa Ferreira to become deputy governor ofBank of Portugal JornalDe Negócios

Banco de Sabadell
Sabadell sells its stake in DexiaSabadell for €52.4 million Reuters
Banco Sabadell sellsDexia Sabadell stake  Expansión

Bankia returns €527 millionto small shareholders who took part in its 2011 IPO El País

CaixaBankoffers early retirement for 510 employees Expansión

Novo Banco
Auditor warns on Novo Bancolegal, Angola risks as sale looms Reuters


Fitch warns of risks for big Italy banks FinancialTimes
Fitch warns Atlante fund may weaken big banksin Italy Il Sole 24 Ore
Intesa CEO saysItaly bank fund to buy NPLs at book value Reuters
EU, ECB will not block Italy bankfund, economy minister tells paper
IMF promotesItaly's Atlante fund ANSA
EU set to giveItaly more time to sell four rescued banks – chairman Reuters
Tsipras seeks French help to releasemoney from bailout
Bloomberg News
Greece to seek debt servicing atfixed rates in relief talks Reuters
Greece will ask for cap on debt service L'Agefi

UniCredit sellsnonperforming loans to AnaCap MF


Three Danish banks face parliament overPanama leaks FinansWatch
Large Danish banks hadcustomers connected to Mossack Fonseca Berlingske Business
Swedish central bank may lose control ofkrona, Nordea analysts say DagensIndustri

Jyske Bank rejectstax evasion links in parliament hearing Børsen

Swedish centralbank says Nordea reorg warrants tighter requirements Reuters
Riksbanken says Nordea must put more moneyaside for new branch structure SvD Näringsliv

Sydbank accused of helping rich Germanclients hide fortunes Børsen

FSAexamines Totalkredit's increasing contribution rates FinansWatch

Tryg's new CFO takesreins ahead of timeFinansWatch

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank transfers Kolding branch to Fynske Bank
Vestjysk Bank transfersKolding branch FinansWatch


Bosnia centralbank to charge banks for surplus reserves to boost lending Reuters
Worst is over forHungary's battered banks – survey Reuters
Moody's: Hungary'sexternal improvement 'stands out' in CEE Budapest Business Journal
Poland's president toconclude works on FX loan plan in May/June Reuters
Two Polish banksprepare repair programs – regulator PAP

Bank BGZBNP Paribas
BNP Paribas'Polish arm plans to increase ROE to 10% by end-2018 Reuters
BGZ BNP Paribas outlines ambitious targets Parkiet

Bank BPH
Bank BPH suffers ratingoutlook cut to 'negative', affirmed at Ba2 – Moody's PAP

Idea Bank 
Poland's Idea Bank says buys 50%stake in Getin Leasing Reuters

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