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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB's Nowotny says central bank should not wait too long to normalize policy Reuters
UPDATE 1-ECB has "no excuse" not to fight liquidity crises - Constancio Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

UPDATE 1-UK will not shelve debate on Brexit laws - May's spokeswoman Reuters
Interest rates could stay at rock bottom for another decade The Daily Telegraph
Banks abandon interest-only home loans amid FCA scrutiny of 'mortgage prisoners' The Daily Telegraph
British watchdog puts Financial.org on investor alert list Reuters
Britain's FCA issues draft guidance on changing contract terms Reuters
Britain to avoid motor insurance red tape after Brexit - trade body Reuters
Irish Foreign Minister Says Brexit Talks Will Survive 'Mounting Frustration' Bloomberg News

3i Group
UPDATE 1-3i's full-year total return slips to $1.9 bln Reuters
3i sees returns drop but will stay in Action The Times

AIB Group
AIB books profit on €1bn bad loan sale Irish Independent

Barclays
Former Barclays Euribor trader likens position at bank to working at McDonald's City A.M.
Ex-Barclays trader tells court being a bank VP is like working at McDonald's Reuters
Exclusive: Barclays activist urges trading shutdown at investment bank: sources Reuters

HSBC Holdings
HSBC Appoints Sahney Head of Asia Advisory, Corporates Bloomberg News

Investec
Investec Readies for Life After CEO Koseff as Profit Rises Bloomberg News
Investec ekes out tiny profit increase as Brexit, Steinhoff sting Financial Times

Legal & General Group
Financial giant's £50m 'Girl Fund' to back firms with good gender balance The Guardian

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Bank dedicates £100m to involve small businesses in Hinkley Point construction City A.M.
Inquiry into Lloyds' handling of HBOS fraud slips to late 2019 -source Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Lawyers for the Royal Bank of Scotland told ex-employee to destroy documents City A.M.
Exclusive: RBS lawyers ask ex-staffer to destroy documents, DOJ informed Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Switzerland seeks study of state-backed "e-franc" cryptocurrency Reuters

Bawag
Bawag cooperates with MediaMarkt Die Presse

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Got a Scolding From the Fed Bloomberg News

Falcon Private Bank
Falcon Private Bank: red alert finews.ch

Neue Helvetische Bank
Helvetian bank no longer new finews.ch

St. Galler Kantonalbank
St. Galler Kantonalbank is turning into a fintech avant-garde finews.ch

Swiss Re
Swiss Re partnership set to shake up home-insurance sector in Cyprus Reinsurance News

Vontobel Holding
Vontobel Adds Muscle in the U.S. finews.com

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Macron rules out trade war over Iran deal as firms head for exit Reuters
Banks harden battle for your home loan De Tijd

Amundi
Amundi Pioneer seeks to add second ILS interval fund share class Artemis

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas kicks off its new territorial organization in France Les Echos
Bank BGZ BNP Paribas targets ROE at more than 10% Warsaw Business Journal

Crédit Agricole Group
Russia's Gazprom raises 600 million euro loan from Credit Agricole Reuters

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa
In Paris, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa employees are demonstrating Le Figaro

Groupe BPCE
BPCE presents stable results before changing management Les Echos
BPCE: net profit down Le Figaro
Natixis profit lifted by strong asset management, insurance Reuters
Natixis: net profit up Le Figaro

KBC Group
KBC open to merger with PTSB The Times
KBC is jumping over the bar with Celtic tiger De Tijd
Mortgage lending at €198m but KBC Ireland profits fall Irish Independent

NN Group
Dutch insurer NN Group to quit tobacco holdings Reuters
Insurer NN costs € 50 million extra in costs Het Financieele Dagblad

Société Générale
MOVES-SocGen names country heads for Canada, Brazil and Mexico Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Bank of Spain Is Said to Downgrade Report on Inequality Bloomberg News
VidaCaixa and Mapfre, the only Spanish insurers that face the European stress test Expansión

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA launches in Mexico a mobile banking platform developed globally Expansión

Banco Santander
Santander Poised to Apply For RBS Small Business Lending Funds Bloomberg News
Santander and Broadridge use blockchain technology for the first time to vote at a shareholders' meeting Europa Press

Liberbank
The ECB will announce the capital requirements of Liberbank in the coming days Expansión

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy Populists Seek Banking System Overhaul in Policy Plan Bloomberg News
Vatican says 'amoral' financial system needs infusion of ethics, more regulation Reuters
Pope says credit default swaps are unethical Financial Times
Banks, hovering gacs for npl MF
ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 12.2 bln euros Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Italy's League wants to keep Monte dei Paschi in public hands Reuters
Monte Paschi shares rattled by Five Star, League plans Financial Times
Monte dei Paschi's mission is to serve local communities-League Reuters

doBank
doBank / Cerved, the competition in servicing in Italy is growing MF

Equita Group
Equita profits almost doubled MF

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Arion Bank
Iceland's Arion Bank heads for IPO a decade after crisis Financial Times

iZettle
PayPal in talks to buy Swedish payments start-up iZettle Financial Times
PayPal agrees to buy Sweden's iZettle in $2.2 billion deal Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

Hungary's central bank opens office in New York Budapest Business Journal
Zombies no more: Lending revival opens new chapter for Hungary's banks Reuters
Latvia's anti-money laundering chief wants more help from banks Reuters
Serbia's PM to act as finance minister until new one is appointed Reuters
The Central Bank did not rule out the possibility of sanation of pension funds and financial holdings Vedomosti

Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka
CSOB's net profit fell 14 percentage points in Q1. to CZK 4 billion CTK

Getin Noble Bank
Getin Noble Bank Q1 net loss narrows to PLN 47.7 mln Warsaw Business Journal

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank demands total secrecy Banki.ru
Sberbank will start to serve the most wealthy customers outside of Moscow Vedomosti

VTB Bank
Russian bank VTB makes record profit in first quarter Reuters
VTB was able to double its profit to 55.5 billion rubles in comparison with the first quarter of 2017 Banki.ru
VTB doubled its net profit Vedomosti
VTB disclosed how it could affect sanctions Vedomosti
VTB reduces car loan rates for new domestic cars Vedomosti

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