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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Editor's note: The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition will not be published March 30 and April 2 on account of the Easter holidays in Europe. The Daily Dose will return April 3.

EU proposes lower fees for bank payments, currency conversion Reuters
EU Plans Fairer Currency Conversions for Consumers Bloomberg News
Banking System Alarm Bell That Doesn't Signal Danger The Wall Street Journal
'Cryptodad' Regulator Catches Some Twitter Heat Bloomberg News

UK AND IRELAND

European banks get full access to City during Brexit transition The Times
Bank of England reassures finance companies on Brexit transition deal Reuters
Regulators step up efforts to safeguard City of London's status Financial Times
Bank of England gives EU firms extra time to prepare for Brexit Sky News
5,000 UK finance jobs may be moved by Brexit, half earlier forecast: Reuters Reuters
City cuts estimate of pre-Brexit exodus in half The Times
Bank of England sees modest pick-up in pay settlements
Reuters
City firms launch review into dispute resolution for companies wronged by banks after RBS scandal The Daily Telegraph
Jailed Libor trader Hayes loses appeal over house sale Reuters
Asset managers snub UK pension fund code on fees Financial Times
Challenger bank Starling launches business accounts as it eyes £120m RBS competition pot City A.M.
Asset managers snub UK pension fund code on fees Financial Times
Ombudsman complaints data overshadowed by TV investigation Post

Allied Irish Banks
AIB calls for final bids on Redwood as shares spike on back of tax ruling Irish Independent

Aviva
FCA already knew of Aviva share plans The Times
Avivas shares woes stem from EU — and Brexit may not solve it
Financial Times

Irish Bank Resolution Corp.
Central Bank sells 42% of Anglo Irish-related bonds The Irish Times

Man Group
MOVES-Simon Finch joins Man Group unit as chief investment officer of credit Reuters

NEX Group
CME Group in advanced talks to buy Britain's NEX for $5.4 billion Reuters
Nex confirms advanced discussions with CME Group over £3.8bn sale after speculation boosts shares City A.M.

Saga
Saga overhaul continues as CFO quits for Paddy Power Betfair The Daily Telegraph

Standard Chartered
Frozen $500 million in Angolan fraud probe came from central bank account with Standard Chartered Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Allianz Group
LV to remain vigilant' on home business ahead of Allianz deal Post

Cembra Money Bank AG
Cembra Money Bank helps Postfinance with loan financing finews.ch

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan Says He Is 'Absolutely Committed' to Serving Bank The Wall Street Journal
Deutsche Bank chief acts to curb handover talk Financial Times
CEO says committed to Deutsche Bank amid reports of successor search Reuters ??
Deutsche Bank Is Considering More Cuts at Investment Bank Bloomberg News

Swiss Re
Japan's SoftBank Eyes $9.6 Billion Stake in Swiss Re Bloomberg News

UBS Group
UBS begins global wealth management shift by merging teams Reuters
UBS Asset Management becomes sustainable throughout Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Vienna Insurance Group
Vienna Insurance Group to merge units from April 1 Budapest Business Journal

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich to buy Oak Underwriting from RSA Post
Zurich buys Oak from RSA Insurance Times

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Banque Palatine
Banque Palatine is permanently tied to BPCE L'Agefi
Banque Palatine wants to move upmarket in private banking Les Echos

Rabobank
Rabobank abused power at construction company Midreth Het Financieele Dagblad

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The Bank of Spain gained 14% more in 2017, up to 1,857.9 million Europa Press
S&P improves its growth forecasts for Spain in the coming years Expansión

Banco BPI
BPI shareholders vote on April 20 increase in the number of administrators Jornal de Negócios

Bankinter
Bankinter will pay a dividend of 0.09 euros per share Europa Press

CaixaBank
CNMV fined 5 million to CaixaBank for charging prohibited incentives El Mundo
The CNMV fined CaixaBank with 5 million euros for the payment of incentives not allowed in 2014 Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD accused of having "cut its legs" the company where it risked eight million Jornal de Negócios

Mapfre
S&P improves "positive" Mapfre's perspective Expansión

Novo Banco
Portuguese lender Novo Banco slumps to a €1.4bn loss Financial Times
Novo Banco posts record loss, remedied by Portugal resolution fund Reuters
Novo Banco nullifies bank-wide gains last year Jornal de Negócios
State to lend up to 450 million to Novo Banco Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco calls for internal audit of claims to respond to Brussels criticism Jornal de Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Iranian chairman of Maltese bank pleads not guilty to U.S. charges Reuters

Banca Finnat Euramerica
Banca Finnat is aiming for 17.9 billion assets by 2020 MF

Banco BPM
Banco Bpm, Coppola tries again MF

Cassa depositi e prestiti
Italy's 5-Star pushes for new heads of state holding company CDP Reuters
Cdp: the 2017 profit rises to 4.5 billion, + 20% the resources mobilized MF
Cdp gets rid of Atlas and flies MF

National Bank of Greece
UPDATE 1-Greece's National Bank widens loss after higher impairment charges Reuters
Plan B for National Insurance activates the National Bank Kerdos

Piraeus Bank
Greece's Piraeus Bank swings to profit in Q4, bad debt ratio improves Reuters
Piraeus swings to profit in late 2017 EKathimerini
Piraeus Bank: Reducing NPLs - Improving Liquidity in 2017 Results Naftemporiki

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Nordea Bank
Nordea's secret application - would reprimand everything SvD Näringsliv

Nykredit
New, experienced man must hold Nykredit top manager Michael Rasmussen in his ears Berlingske Business

EASTERN EUROPE

Banks outstripped the tax authorities Kommersant
Today, the CNB will negotiate interest rates, a change is not expected CTK

AK Bars Bank
The court arrested a 20% stake in Ak Bars in the case of the collapsed Tatfondbank Vedomosti

BTA Bank
AFI Development approached the station: BTA Bank is looking for a new partner for "Paveletsky Passage" Kommersant

GetBack
GetBack debt secures GM approval for just under 20 mln new share issue PAP
GetBack loses potential foreign investor. Approves 20 mln new share issue Warsaw Business Journal

Promsvyazbank
Promsvyazbank returned a part of the funds to the Central Bank in March Vedomosti
Promsvyazbank almost stopped the outflow of money in February Vedomosti

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank joined the "Dialogue" Kommersant

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