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Tuesday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB bank supervisor Enria criticises 'national champion' mergers Financial Times
De Guindos toes ECB's line with cautious message on economy Reuters
Key ECB Stimulus Tool Is Put on Trial for Creating Problems Bloomberg News


May Prepares to Seek Long Brexit Delay as Speaker Scuppers Plans Bloomberg News
UK government notes parliament speaker's statement on Brexit vote: May's office Reuters
UK government cannot submit the same Brexit deal to another vote in parliament: speaker Reuters
Bercow Warns May Not to Put Same Deal to a Vote: Brexit Update Bloomberg News
May's Brexit deal in chaos as Speaker sparks 'constitutional crisis' Reuters
Theresa May should quit, say prominent City Brexiteers Financial News
UK will seek Brexit delay ahead of March EU summit: minister Reuters
Brexit campaigner Matthew Elliott says May's deal will pass by March 29 Reuters
Brexit hits ability of UK fintech to lure top talent: report Reuters
P2P investors hit by falling returns as high-risk loans falter Financial News
Banks fight thousands of disputed tracker cases Irish Independent
Dublin 'losing the race' to be post-Brexit broadcasting hub The Irish Times

Aviva wins landmark appeal in fundamental dishonesty case Post
Horwich Farrelly and Aviva win 'landmark' fundamental dishonesty appeal Insurance Times

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
Marsh looks to further €1.1bn of debt to fund JLT acquisition Post

KBC Bank Ireland
KBC unveils new developer portal to bring new products to customers The Irish Times

London Capital & Finance
Serious Fraud Office starts probe of collapsed mini-bond company Financial Times
Fraud office launches investigation into collapsed lender London Capital & Finance City A.M.

Metro Bank
Challenger bank Metro needs more challenging stakeholders Financial Times

Rubicon Fund Management
Rubicon closes its flagship hedge fund Financial Times


Top Wall Street banks working on Deutsche-Commerzbank merger: sources Reuters
Commerzbank-Deutsche deal doesn't herald wider M&A wave: Intesa chairman Reuters
Government is examining jobs at stake if Deutsche, Commerzbank merge: Merkel's chief of staff Reuters
Frankfurt alone faces the loss of at least 8,000 jobs Börsen-Zeitung
German lawmakers challenge deputy finance minister's Goldman link in bank merger Reuters
German govt will follow Deutsche, Commerzbank talks closely Reuters
CORRECTED-Deutsche, Commerzbank talks private commercial decision - SPD leader Reuters
Germany's Bsirske "more than sceptical" on Deutsche/Commerzbank merger Reuters
Citi sets post-Brexit Frankfurt trading hub in motion Financial Times
Germany raises alarm about small businesses' Brexit exposure Financial Times
Arki Busson's hedge fund gives up Swiss licence and cuts jobs Financial Times
Fitch confirms Switzerland's credit rating with "AAA" Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Commerzbank wants clarity on merger in two-three weeks: sources Reuters

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Raises Its S&P 500 Target for the Year Bloomberg News

Falcon Private Bank
Abu Dhabi to Revive Sale of 1MDB-Tarnished Falcon Bank Bloomberg News

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer Hiked CEO Pay in 2018

LGT Bank
Liechtenstein's LGT on lookout for acquisitions Reuters
LGT Acquisitions Help Boost Profit
The LGT Group knows what the future holds Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Santander Consumer Bank
Santander Bank in Austria is growing strongly Die Presse

SIX Group
Full war chest puts SIX Swiss Exchange on takeover hunt Reuters
Sale of the card business brings SIX giant profit Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Six-owner give themselves plenty Börsen-Zeitung
Six back at the start Börsen-Zeitung

Swiss Re
Swiss Re says helped insure Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Reuters
Swiss Re confirmed as co-insurer for Boeing & Ethiopian Airlines Reinsurance News

CORRECTED-BRIEF-Talanx: Exposure To Boeing Crash Slightly Above 10 Mln Euros Reuters
Talanx raises the dividend again Börsen-Zeitung

UBS Group
UBS Bolsters U.S. Tech Team With Two Investment Banking Hires Bloomberg News


France tells banks to set aside more capital Financial Times
France tells banks to boost capital buffer Reuters
France Looks to Fend Off Lending Crunch With Higher Bank Buffer Bloomberg News
CME says euro trading has moved to Amsterdam ahead of Brexit Reuters
Amsterdam's Webb Traders buys smaller UK peer in Brexit hedge Financial Times
Amsterdam trading house Webb Traders buys 'fire insurance for brexit' Het Financieele Dagblad

Ageas office closures result in 430 redundancies Post

AXA to reduce stake in AXA Equitable below 50 percent via secondary offering Reuters
AXA unit eyes blockchain for faster, more secure job loss policy payments Reinsurance News

BNG Bank
BNG Bank sees a profit decline, but still pays more dividends Het Financieele Dagblad

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas' insurer Cardif reduces exposure to coal Reuters
BNP Paribas Cardif raises its green investment objective Le Figaro
At BNP Paribas Fortis, the trade union green light is not yet acquired L'Echo
BNP Paribas mandated to manage Immofinanz's offices Budapest Business Journal

Société Générale
Soc Gen board recommends renewing CEO Oudea for new four-year term Reuters
Societe Generale: a new boss for retail banking in France Les Echos
Société Générale retouches its executive committee L'Agefi


Banks reduce their piggy bank for litigation by 7% to 4,800 million Expansión
The CNMV warns about 13 entities not authorized to provide investment services Europa Press
After Portugal, S&P upgraded to Santander Totta and BPI Jornal de Negócios

Banco Santander
Santander completes the integration of Popular in Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country Expansión
Santander simplifies corporate credit Jornal Económico

Bankia closes an issue of 500 million in five-year preferred bonds Expansión
The prosecutor of the 'Bankia case' recalls that she could broaden her accusation at the end of the trial Europa Press

The Supreme Court declares the partial nullity of a multi-currency mortgage of Bankinter for lack of transparency Europa Press

BBVA leaves behind the discourse of a technological bank to launch a commitment to sustainability Expansión

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Fitch warns of Montepio's fragile capital base Jornal Económico
Banco de Portugal doubts Thomas Correia's decision on Montepio fines Diário de Notícias
Montepio paid almost 1 million attorneys to defend Tomás Correia Jornal Económico

Mapfre figures at 4.6 billion the possible world market without covering for insurance Expansión

Millennium BCP
Millennium bcp launches M Accounting Jornal Económico


No news is good news for Italian bonds as Moody's holds rating Reuters
Bank of Greece: Cash surplus of 838 million in the first two months Kerdos
Bank of Greece: A € 380 million cash deficit in central government in the first two months Naftemporiki

Attica Bank
Attica Bank: No date for DG on the Board of Directors Kerdos

Banca Carige
Potential bidders for Italy's Carige in talks with the ECB: sources Reuters

Mediobanca, Compass's 2018-2019 net profit is estimated at over 300 million Il Sole 24 Ore

Italian payments firm Nexi pushes on with IPO plan Reuters
Nexi on the Stock Exchange in April. The IPO of the year is worth 7 billion Il Sole 24 Ore


UK reaches post-Brexit trade agreement with Iceland and Norway Reuters
U.K. Reaches No-Deal Brexit Trade Pact With Norway and Iceland Bloomberg News
Norway and the UK agreed on a trade agreement for trade E24
Swedish banks' sustainability ranking at stake Sydsvenskan

Danske Bank
Danske Bank investors vote against proposal to split up bank Reuters
Danske Bank investors reject independent investigation into scandal Reuters
Danske Bank investors express anger over money laundering scandal Reuters
Danske Bank Is Still 'Working Intensively' to Try to Find a CEO Bloomberg News

Swedbank to release external money laundering report on Friday Reuters
Swedbank Review will be presented on Friday SvD Näringsliv


Czech central banker Benda sees possible three interest rate hikes in 2019 -paper Reuters
The RF Ministry of Finance sees no obstacles for the transfer of Svyaz-Bank to Promsvyazbank this year

Armeec Insurance
Bulgarian insurer Armeec acquires 4.44% stake in CCB Real Estate Fund REIT SEENews

Bank Pekao
Maciej Jacenko is to head Pekao Investment Banking Rzeczpospolita

NHB Bank
Central bank revokes license of NHB Bank Budapest Business Journal

Nota Bank
The court sentenced the defendants in the case of embezzling 2 billion rubles from the Nota Bank Vedomosti
Ex-co-owner of Nota Bank found guilty of embezzling 2 billion rubles

OTP Bank
Hungary's OTP seen eyeing Slovenian bank(s)

Sberbank of Russia
Nabsovet Sberbank will offer shareholders to re-elect Gref President of the Bank Vedomosti

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