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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Panama Papersrevelations pile pressure on European leaders Reuters
Banks hatchedshells with Panama law firm FinancialTimes
Banks bite backover Panama Papers claims CityA.M.
Credit Suisse, HSBC dismiss Panama Papers tax avoidanceallegations Reuters
UBS,HSBC offshore dealings thrust into Panama Papers spotlight Bloomberg News
ECB policy lessfavorable for Germany than other euro zone members – Schäuble Reuters
Moody's: Large Europeanbanks' oil & gas exposures are moderate but will add to broader earningschallenges Reuters
Europe's banksface extra provisions for energy exposure Reuters
Europe's bankstake fewer energy risks FinancialTimes
Basel warns against 'myopic' calls to ease bank capital demandsBloomberg News
Reinsurers increasepeak zone cat risk exposure despite softening: Moody's Artemis

UK AND IRELAND

David Cameron leftdangerously exposed by Panama Papers fallout The Guardian
Firm set up byDavid Cameron's father was moved from Panama to Ireland after he became primeminister Irish Independent
UK Prime MinisterCameron, family do not benefit from any offshore funds – spokesman Reuters
Cameronmust explain family's tax arrangements, Corbyn says Bloomberg News
Bankof England discussed faster buildup of capital buffer Bloomberg News
UK watchdog to review impact of pension freedom reforms
Reuters
Brokers, insurersand Lloyd's MGAs see FCA fees reduced Post
Britain'sFCA plans low-key year ahead after turmoil at the top Bloomberg News
FCA goes big toprove it is font of wisdom FinancialTimes
UK fund trade bodyappoints TheCityUK's Chris Cummings as CEO Reuters
Investors pick Cummings to head £5.5trillion body Sky News
Biba urgescooperation to allow brokers to cede to Flood Re Post
ECB policy-setter saysBrexit would hurt London Reuters
'Brexit'debate is no. 1 euro threat for top currency forecaster Bloomberg News
Brexit fears pushup UK's foreign currency reserves City A.M.
EU bailout bosswarns Ireland would be worst hit by a Brexit Irish Independent
Irish central bankappoints Ed Sibley as a new director The Irish Times

Aon
Aon tradingplatform supports fronted or collateralized reinsurance Artemis

Barclays
Barclayssees weaker first quarter in investment bank unit Bloomberg News
Barclayswarns of weak first-quarter investment banking performance as tough conditionsbite Reuters
Barclays againwarns on investment bank results TheGuardian
Barclays' biggestproblem right now City A.M.
Barclayssheds light on complex Africa retreat TheWall Street Journal
Bankers 'driven bymoney', court told FinancialTimes
LIBOR trial:Former Barclays bankers were 'driven by money' The Guardian
LIBORrigging like stealing, SFO says at Barclays traders trial Bloomberg News

HSBC
HSBC trains sights on China despiteslowdown Sky News

London Stock ExchangeGroup
London StockExchange battle heats up CityA.M.

Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered promotes Bagri head FIG capital marketsReuters

Worldpay
Worldpay set tobreak free from RBS FinancialTimes

GERMANY, SWITZERLANDAND AUSTRIA

Politicalconflict over tightening of Swiss bank rules is coming to an end NeueZürcher Zeitung
AustrianFMA to conduct site inspection on RBI, HypoVorarlberg following Panama leaks WirtschaftsBlatt

Credit Suisse
CreditSuisse CEO says risk 'well managed' after $1 billion loss Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse's head ofpar loan trading Zamore said to leave Reuters

Deutsche Bank
DeutscheBank, HSBC said stuck with Schaeffler stake in sale Bloomberg News

Raiffeisen Zentralbank
Raiffeisen Zentralbankreturns to profit in 2015 Der Standard

UBS Group
UBSproposes two new directors for election Neue Zürcher Zeitung
UBSto elect 2 to board Börsen-Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Panama could retaliatefor blacklisting by France, official says Reuters

Société Générale
SocGenamong Mossack Fonseca's maincustomers, Panama leaks show LeMonde
SocGenembroiled in Panama Papers scandal Le Nouvel Observateur 
SocGenexecs to meet with French finance minister after being linked in Panama leaksLe Parisien

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Spanishbanks distance themselves from irregularities in Panama Papers Europa Press

Banco CEISS
BancoCEISS to lay off up to 1,120 employees Expansión

Bankia
S&Praises rating of Bankia on improving liquidity, funding El Pais
S&Praises Bankia ratings Europa Press

BBVA
BBVAcould close 2,800 branches in CEO's long-term digital shift Bloomberg News
BBVA CEO says to reduce branches 'in the longterm' Expansión

CaixaBank
CaixaBankto remain committed to its branch network Expansión

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian authorities, bankers discussed Pop Vicenza, VenetoBanca cap hikes Reuters
Italy'sPadoan said to meet top bank leaders amid capital plans Bloomberg News
Italianauthorities meet with bankers to discuss capital increases MF
Italy considers state-backed fund to support weak banks –sources Reuters
Italy weighs creatingfund to support troubled banks LeFigaro
IMF's Lagarde 'determined to continue to help' on GreeceReuters
IMF'indispensable' part of rescue programs, says ECB's Weidmannekathimerini.com
HellenicBank Association head says banks needfunding to support economy Naftemporiki

Banca Mediolanum
Mediolanumaims for CET1 ratio of above 20% MF

Banca Popolare diVicenza
Popolaredi Vicenza shareholders to create a shareholding pact with a combined 5% stakeMF

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Icelandprime minister resigns following protests over offshore investmentsBloomberg News
Iceland'sleader resigns, first casualty of Panama Papers Reuters

Bank Norwegian
Bank Norwegian's owner plans initial public offering in Q2Reuters

Danske Bank
DanskeBank denies involvement in Panama tax case FinansWatch

DNB
Signeddocuments tie DNB in Panama leaks Dagens Næringsliv

Jyske Bank
JyskeBank created 2,000 shell companies for tax avoidance, Panama leaks showBerlingske Business
JyskeBank rejects claims of aiding tax evasion Børsen

Nordea Bank
FormerNordea exec to face probe over Panama case FinansWatch
Ex-NordeaBank Norge CEO to be investigated in tax case Børsen

PFA Pension
PFAPension names new insurance director FinansWatch

Swedbank
Swedbank shareholders keep door open for suing ex-CEO andchairman Reuters
Swedbankshareholders refuse to grant ex-CEO, chairman exemption from liabilityFinansWatch
Ex-SwedbankCEO denies law violations E24

EASTERN EUROPE

Russian prosecutors to check Russia-linked 'Panama file'reports - RIA Reuters
Russia's Sberbank,Rossiya Bank respond to Panama Papers TheMoscow Times

Belarusbank
S&P:Belarusbank B-/C ratings affirmed despite weakening capitalization; outlookstable Cbonds

DenizBank
Sberbanksees no threat of sanctions for Turkish unit Banki.ru

Sumitomo Mitsui Rus Bank
S&P:Russia-based Sumitomo Mitsui Rus Bank ratings affirmed at BB+/B, then withdrawnat company's request Cbonds

Vnesheconombank
Russia's VEB sees no problems with liquidity this year Reuters
VEBprepares new business model Banki.ru

The Daily DoseEurope "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services andinsurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major Europeanpublication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. Londontime. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations toEnglish are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.