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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB sticks to policy plan despite German call for tightening Reuters
Draghi Draws Line Under ECB Rate Debate and Warns on Prices Bloomberg News
Mario Draghi quick to quash talk of end to negative rates Financial Times
ECB's Mario Draghi: It's Too Soon to Reduce Stimulus The Wall Street Journal
ECB Minutes Suggest Policymakers Sought Removal Of Downward Bias On Rates RTT News
National bank chiefs pressure ECB to be more optimistic on eurozone recovery Financial Times
ECB's Constâncio says bank's board holds wide consensus on monetary policy Reuters
European shares fall as banks hit by cooling rate hike expectations Reuters
ECB and Fed debates hit dollar and euro Financial Times
Exclusive: ECB calls for tougher regulation of foreign bank branches Reuters
Too soon to declare victory on inflation front: ECB's Constâncio Reuters
Free banking could disappear if global interest rates stay low, IMF warns The Daily Telegraph
IMF Warns Banks Against Taking Too Many Risks Amid Low Rates Bloomberg News
Central banks need joint plans for future funding crunches - BIS Reuters
Central banks face the risk of the euro disappearing Les Echos
Banks and asset managers on the prowl for fintech firms with buying spree ahead City A.M.
Storm Thomas to cost insurers €213m Insurance Day
Alternative capital hits $81bn, sustains growth rate: Aon Artemis
New mortality data could mean "significant year" for longevity hedging: Aon Artemis

UK AND IRELAND

PM May says will get best Brexit deal for British enclave Gibraltar Reuters
UPDATE 1-PM May and EU's Tusk will seek to reduce tensions in Brexit talks Reuters
Sturgeon rules out vote court action The Times
Bank of England to explore options for shariah banking Financial Times
Bank of England plans liquidity tool for Islamic banks Reuters
'Bank warned about Libor years before action taken' The Times
Vlieghe Says Faster U.K. Inflation Alone Won't Nudge Him to Hike Bloomberg News
BOE Could End Corporate-Bond Purchases as Soon as This Month Bloomberg News
Small company investor Gresham House Strategic announces maiden dividend and share buyback City A.M.
Bank seeks help to deal with EU and Brexit The Times

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland May Move Quickly on CEO Boucher's Successor Bloomberg News

Barclays
Two Ex-Barclays Libor Traders Cleared of Rigging Charges Bloomberg News
Former Barclays traders acquitted in UK's fourth Libor trial Reuters
Former Barclays traders acquitted in SFO Libor case Financial Times
Ex-Barclays Libor Trader Tweets Rather Than Testifies at Trial Bloomberg News

Co-operative Bank
UPDATE 1-Co-operative Group hit by loss from bank stake write-off Reuters
Co-op Group falls to £132m loss as it writes off bank stake Financial Times
Co-op boss shrugs off £130m loss to focus on group's 'stellar progress' The Guardian

esure Group
Esure fights financial crime with predictive analytics tool Insurance Times

HSBC
HSBC could bring Portuguese flavour to CEO search Financial Times

Legal & General Group
L&G exits final non-UK eurozone base after selling Dutch firm to Chesnara City A.M.

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's confirms Council and Franchise Board appointments Post
Lloyd's adds banking experience to regulatory boards Insurance Day

Old Mutual
Old Mutual puts China insurance joint venture stake on block Reuters
Old Mutual plans Chinese insurance exit: Firm to say farewell to 13-year joint venture City A.M.

TP ICAP

City broker TP Icap scales down executive rewards plans after shareholder challenge on remuneration City A.M.
Broking giant TP ICAP rethinks bosses' pay after investor backlash The Daily Telegraph

Willis Towers Watson
BRIEF-Willis Towers Watson reports CFO retirement Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Bundesbank: Legitimate to discuss route to end of ECB stimulus Reuters
Germany to Weather Brexit as Merkel Minister Sees Tight Deadline Bloomberg News
Schäuble Against European Bad Bank Handelsblatt
For the first time, private bank Gonet is opening up figures finews.ch

Bâloise
Baloise occupies two key positions finews.ch

Banque SYZ
Bank Syz: Less customer charges due to tax regularization finews.ch

CA Indosuez (Switzerland)
Indosuez Switzerland Promotes Investment Specialist finews.ch

Commerzbank
Commerzbank with debit mastercard Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Tax Probe Hits U.K. finews.ch

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank not thinking about mergers, has other things to do - CEO Reuters
Cryan Urges EU Harmonization to Keep Up With `American Machine' Bloomberg News

EFG International
Prominent withdrawal from the Board of Directors of EFG International finews.ch

Erste Group Bank
Erste Group issued international bonds for EUR 500.0m with a 6.5% until 15.04.2024, then 5Y EUR Swap Rate + 6.204% coupon Cbonds

Falcon Private Bank
Falcon Private Bank strengthens its Digital Asset Manager finews.ch

GAM
Gam gears up for boardroom battle with activist investor Financial Times

J. Safra Sarasin
J. Safra Sarasin strengthens sales finews.ch

Munich Re
Munich Re leads $45 mln investment in 'insurtech' startup Trov Reuters

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
NordLB 'sufficiently capitalised' to take €1.96bn annual loss Financial Times
Nord / LB merged with Bremer Landesbank Börsen-Zeitung
BRIEF-NordLB says hopes complete ship loan deal with KKR in Q2 Reuters
Bremer Landesbank loses ship financing Börsen-Zeitung

Obwaldner Kantonalbank
Federal Court grants Obwaldner Kantonalbank a cancellation finews.ch

Sparkasse Essen
Sparkasse Essen regulates Behr's succession Börsen-Zeitung

Wirecard
Wirecard practices in more transparency Börsen-Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

SocGen, BNP woo funds eyeing India with tax saving gambit - sources Reuters

Banque CIC
Banque CIC plans expansion of the branch network finews.ch

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas Appoints New CEO for Swiss Business finews.ch

Crédit Immobilier de France Développement
Crédit Immobilier de France will close most of its sites L'Agefi

ING Groep
Romanian bank drops fees for withdrawing cash from other banks' ATMs Romania Insider

Société Générale
Société Générale connects its subsidiary ALD to BlaBlaCar before the IPO La Tribune

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Sareb announces to its shareholders that they will lose 30% of their investment Expansión
The fiscal impact of aid to Spanish banks is 4.2% of GDP, twice as much as in the euro area Europa Press

Banco Mare Nostrum
BMN and LB Oprent managed operations through industrial leasing for 24.8 million in 2016 Europa Press

BBVA
González (BBVA) says he competes for being "the Amazon or Netflix of the banking industry" Europa Press

CaixaBank
CaixaBank sets the challenge of strengthening its "leadership" in Spain and Portugal El País

EVO Banco
EVO launches an alliance strategy and does not rule out pushing for Deutsche's business Expansión

MAPFRE
Mapfre sells an office building in Madrid to real estate Gmp for 72 million Expansión

Novo Banco
Banks should intervene in managing the troubled assets of the Novo Banco Jornal De Negócios
Novo Banco would have a gap of 1 billion if it were already sold Jornal De Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian Banks with the turbo if the rates go up MF
Consob approves changes to regulations on market abuse MF
Greece expects bailout deal Friday, says gov't spokesman Ekathimerini
The Eurogroup hopes to (finally) reach an agreement with Greece El Mundo
German finance minister optimistic for Greek bailout review deal soon Ekathimerini
ECB keeps Greek ELA ceiling at 46.6 bln euros Ekathimerini

Azimut
Azimut also its highest in March positive balance of 994 million MF

Banca Generali
Banca Generali's record collection MF

Banca Mediolanum
Banca Mediolanum supported by indications of Doris in assembly Il Sole 24 Ore

Banca Popolare di Vicenza
Pop. Vicenza, from former top 2bn in damages ANSA

Banco BPM
Banco BPM starts sale of 700 mln euros in soured property loans - sources Reuters

Banco Desio Lazio
Solid Capital, Banco Desio on the rise MF

UniCredit
Italy's UniCredit issues its first bond in the US in a decade Financial Times
UniCredit issued international bonds for USD 750.0m maturing in 2027 with a 4.625% coupon Cbonds
UniCredit issued international bonds for USD 1,250.0m maturing in 2022 with a 3.75% coupon Cbonds

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Norway's oil fund wants CEO incentive plans scrapped Financial Times
BRIEF-Ferratum Oyj announces stock exchange Reuters
Nets buy up to 1.2 million. back shares FinansWatch

Danske Bank
Danske Bank may have contributed to laundering of over 14 billion. kr. in Estonia FinansWatch
E-mail discredits Danske Bank CEO in money laundering case Berlingske Business

Jutlander Bank
Jutlander Bank moving into growth area FinansWatch

Nordea Bank
Nordea fetches targeted Director of Nykredit FinansWatch

SR-Boligkreditt

SR-Boligkreditt AS issued international bonds for USD 600.0m maturing in 2022 with a 2.5% coupon Cbonds

EASTERN EUROPE

Czech central bank removes currency cap Financial Times
Buoyant Czech economy lets central bank scrap crown cap Reuters
Czechs Trigger Long-Awaited Koruna Float Without Swiss Shock Bloomberg News
Czech koruna jumps after central bank unpegs currency from the euro City A.M.
Croatia approves law to protect economy from Agrokor-like crisis Reuters
Romania's central bank keeps monetary policy rate at 1.75% per year Romania Insider
The head of the National Bank of Ukraine resigns Vedomosti
IMF Can Disburse Additional $4.4Bln to Ukraine in 2017 if Reforms Progress Sputnik News
IMF predicts Ukraine's re-access to eurobonds market late in 2017 Cbonds
Investors with rubles have nothing to hope for yet Vedomosti
The Central Bank recognized the conflict of interests in the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank Sergei Shvetsov Vedomosti
The Central Bank will have control over the entire audit market Vedomosti
Pension funds spend billions to attract customers Vedomosti

Idea Bank
Idea Bank's mobile CMD a hit Warsaw Business Journal

Kazkommertsbank
Kazakh KKB ordered to submit $2.9 bln provisioning plan by April 10 Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Clearing the banking sector helped Sberbank to attract cheap deposits - Moody's 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.