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Monday's headlines, Financials edition

EU's Vestager eyes top job, breaking centre-right hold on power Reuters
Center-right narrowly leads in EU vote: estimate Reuters
EU election turnout rises for the first time, hits 50% Reuters
Head of Mexico's Central Bank Operations Is Leaving for BIS Bloomberg News
ECB hopeful Rehn lays out challenges facing Draghi successor Reuters
ECB's Rehn says role of banks as finance providers is eroding in Europe Reuters
ECB's Weidmann sees no need for policy action Reuters
FX collusion scandal reaches Australia, class action launched Reuters
Citi, JPMorgan, UBS Face Forex Cartel Class Action in Australia Bloomberg News
The SRB analyzes the effect of Brexit on the resolubility of European banks Europa Press
Bankers bemoan Mifid's high costs and unclear benefits Financial Times

UK AND IRELAND

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July BBC News
Brexit brings down May, Johnson stakes leadership claim Reuters
Seven up: Contest to replace May as British prime minister gets crowded Reuters
EU holds ground on Brexit after PM May announces resignation: Commission Reuters
New British PM will not get better Brexit deal - Ireland Reuters
UK ever more polarized as Brexit Party storms to EU vote win Reuters
Britain's Corbyn calls for general election or second referendum Reuters
Bank of England considers tightening rules on mortgage lending Financial Times
Billions in Losses on Margin Loans Spook BOE's Bank Regulators Bloomberg News
Bank of England says it is watching mortgage price war 'like a hawk' Reuters
Banks fuel risky home loans The Sunday Times
BoE staff highlight corporate bond market dangers Financial Times
Audit watchdog opens up its books The Times
Ireland steps up scrutiny of UK fund market over Brexit concerns Financial Times
Dewsall-owned MGA Hogarth enters liquidation Post
Eldon appoints chairman and NED Post
PRA insurance boss takes role at FRC Post
Finablr to spend $200 mln of IPO money on expansion - CEO Reuters
Lockton names Richard Barraclough as Head of Corporate in Manchester Reinsurance News
AmWINS adds Lead Underwriter for Property Specialty at Unicorn Underwriting Reinsurance News

Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse makes $710 million cash bid for media firm Tarsus Reuters

CVC Capital Partners
CVC revs up £1.2bn sale of warranty giant D&G Sky News

Gresham House Asset Management
UK asset manager plans to build on Irish forestry deal Irish Independent

HSBC
HSBC Takes Hits as Brexit Britain's Consumer Casualty List Grows Bloomberg News
HSBC Plans To Scale Up SME Business in Singapore finews.asia
HSBC calls stars' film fraud claim 'hopeless' The Sunday Times

Lendy
UK property finance company Lendy collapses Financial Times
Watchdog to clamp down on P2P loans after Lendy collapse The Sunday Times

London Capital & Finance
Judge given one year to investigate LCF scandal The Times
Customers of scandal-hit LCF criticise Treasury over probe Financial Times

Revolut
Revolut leads fintechs in complaints to ombudsman Financial Times

St. James's Place
Woodford feels heat as St James's steps up scrutiny Financial Times

Standard Life Aberdeen
Standard Life Aberdeen rebuked by rival fund managers over pay Financial Times

TransferWise
Taavet Hinrikus in 'no rush' to take TransferWise public Financial News

Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson warns fund managers to reform their culture Financial Times
WTW integrates insurtech vendor Tia Technology into pricing platform Reinsurance News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Austria's Kurz triumphs with vote, opposition still calls for his head Reuters
Bafin boss warns against cross-border bank mergers Handelsblatt
Scholz plans to go it alone with the stock exchange tax Der Spiegel
German Finance Minister ready to levy financial transaction tax without peers: Spiegel Reuters
Insurance agents complain again against Check24 Börsen-Zeitung

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Allianz (AGCS) strengthens response services for environmental emergencies Reinsurance News

Clearstream Banking
Ukrainian bonds on Clearstream Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse: Private Banking Veteran Departs finews.asia

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank braced for loss of investment bank chief Financial Times
Trump lawyers, House committees reach agreement to hold off on enforcing Deutsche Bank, Capital One subpoenas CNN
Trump Appeals Deutsche Bank, Capital One Subpoena Ruling Bloomberg News

DWS Group
Deutsche Bank fund subsidiary wants more "green" investments Handelsblatt

GAM Holding
GAM sales head Tim Rainsford frontrunner for CEO job - sources Reuters
Soros fund builds 3% stake in Swiss asset manager GAM Reuters
Soros Bets on GAM as Scandal-Hit Swiss Firm Courts Buyers Bloomberg News

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer money inflows pick up, margin disappoints Reuters

SIX Group
SIX CEO: Brussels wants Switzerland to join the EU Finanz und Wirtschaft
Swiss exchange CEO says new listing pipeline 'well filled' - FuW Reuters

Swiss Re
Swiss Re partners with Tencent's WeBank to research AI use in reinsurance Reinsurance News

UBS Group
New York court dismisses whistleblower's libel suit against UBS Reuters
UBS Sets its Sights on China finews.asia

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Far-right wins French vote in EU election, but Macron limits damage Reuters
Macron Chastened as French Voters Hand Narrow Victory to Le Pen Bloomberg News
Macron's 2nd place in EU election 'disappointing' but no policy change: Elysee Reuters

ABN Amro Group
Infosys forms partnership with ABN AMRO in the Netherlands Business Standard

Groupe BPCE
MOVES-French bank BPCE Group elects Pierre Valentin to chair supervisory board Reuters

KBL European Private Bankers
Ex-UBS executive Zeltner joins KBL private bank as CEO Reuters
Former UBS wealth boss takes charge of smaller rival KBL Financial Times

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Spain's Socialists win EU ballot, local vote fragmented Reuters
JP Morgan cuts the profitability of Spanish banking and bets on the Italian Europa Press

Banca March
Banca March achieves capital gains of 90 million euros from the sale of 5% of Alba Expansión

Banco Popular Español
Investigators in the cause of the now defunct Banco Popular will begin declaring as of September Europa Press

Banif-Banco Internacional do Funchal
Competition Court confirms fines imposed on former Banif officials Jornal Económico

Bankia
The CIC asks the court in the Bankia case to demand from the Bank of Spain reports that it has not provided Europa Press
The trial of Bankia resumes tomorrow with the interrogation of Martínez-Pina Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Greek PM calls snap vote after drubbing for ruling Syriza Reuters
Italy's ruling League tops EU vote as 5-Star loses ground: exit polls Reuters
Greek JV between StormHarbour and Italy's Fire gets bad loan servicing licence-source Reuters

Banca Carige
Italian govt official says favors market solution for Carige aided by state Reuters

Cassa depositi e prestiti
Italy's CDP may sell Open Fiber stake to TIM to form single network -report Reuters

Generali
Generali to sell UK life run-off portfolio to Reinsurance Group of America Reinsurance News

UniCredit
UniCredit raises its guard over activist funds. The board of Goldman and JP Morgan are on board Il Sole 24 Ore

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Think tank: New financial tax on banks can cost a LO worker 100,000 in lost savings Børsen
Thulesen Dahl demands clear promise from S: Denmark must only join the banking union after referendum Børsen
UPDATE 1-Norway's sovereign fund will no longer own stakes in cannabis firms Reuters

Danske Bank
DKK 1 billion SEK from fraud cases in several European countries drove through Danske Bank Finans

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank
Sparebank 1 SR-Bank acquires crowdfunding company - 30 million for technicians Dagens Næringsliv

Storebrand
Storebrand can receive tax claims of NOK 1.3 billion Dagens Næringsliv

Swedbank
FI's supervision of Swedbank is reviewed Dagens Nyheter

EASTERN EUROPE

Lithuania's Nauseda wins presidential election Reuters
Polish nationalists win EU vote, set stage for national ballot: exit poll Reuters
Romanians punish ruling party in anti-graft referendum, EU poll Reuters
Romania Leader Under Pressure as Ruling Party Slammed in EU Vote Bloomberg News
Liberal coalition Progressive Slovakia/Together wins EU vote in Slovakia Reuters
Turkey to boost exports with another $4.9 billion package: Albayrak Reuters
Erdogan says Turkey may extend special consumption tax cuts on cars Reuters
Russian banking profits up 40% y/y in Jan-April - c.bank Reuters

Nova Ljubljanska banka
Slovenian bank NLB Q1 group net profit flat, bad loans down Reuters

PKO Leasing
PKO Leasing secures ca. 94.4% of PCM fleet manager via bid - offer manager PAP

Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń
PZU insurer to present new strategy in 2020, likely running until 2025 - CEO PAP
PZU insurer OKs PLN 2.80 DPS from 2018 profits - GM PAP

Privatbank
Ukraine tycoon hopes to resume talks on PrivatBank as lawsuits fly Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
UPDATE 1-Russia's Sberbank in talks to sell Antipinsky refinery - CEO Reuters

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. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.

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