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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Derivatives traders to get one-year market access in no-deal Brexit Financial Times
EU ready to give May assurances that don't contradict Brexit deal Reuters
Hedge fund makes hefty bets against London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse City A.M.
Swift CEO Steps Down After Era of Tech Disrupting Global Banking Bloomberg News


Theresa May Survives Leadership Challenge, but Brexit Plan Is Still in Peril The New York Times
PM May survives party confidence vote but Brexit deal still teetering Reuters
Financial Reporting Council to lift quality of bank audits The Times
UPDATE 2-UK watchdog orders shake up of advisers to pension trustees Reuters
CMA pushes ahead with investment consultant reforms Financial News
Britain freezes bank account linked to Azerbaijani Laundromat Reuters

Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland rating upgraded by Moody's Irish Independent

Barclays's McFarlane Says He Heard No Solutions From Bramson Bloomberg News
Barclays reveals expansion plans for Dublin Irish Independent
Barclays to become largest lender in Ireland as new hub opens The Irish Times

Cenkos Securities
Cenkos Securities completes acquisition of Smith & Williamson Shares
Cenkos Securities CFO To Step Down, Adds 12 Smith & Williamson Clients Morningstar

Legal & General Group
L&G plots £300m sale of home and contents insurance arm Sky News
Legal & General hires bankers to sell its general insurance business City A.M.

British fintech unicorn Revolut wins banking licence Sky News
Lithuania licence lets Revolut launch banking products Financial Times
Viva la Revolut: fintech 'unicorn' lender looks to Europe The Times

STJ Advisors
Ex-Barclays broking boss opens City advisory firm Financial News

WH Ireland Group
MOVES-WH Ireland names Stephen Ford head of wealth management Reuters


Germany Prepares for No-Deal Brexit to Avert Financial Turmoil Bloomberg News

End of a hanging game - BayernLB is looking for new CEO Handelsblatt

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse plans at least SFr2bn in share buybacks Financial Times
Credit Suisse plans billion-dollar share buyback Die Presse
UPDATE 1-Credit Suisse bosses buy 6.2 mln Sfr of bank's shares Reuters
Credit Suisse Predicts New Loss in Trading, Haunting Thiam Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Germany Intensifies Plans to Fix Deutsche Bank With Merger Bloomberg News
Speculations about merger are pushing German bank shares sharply Handelsblatt

Pictet & Cie Group
Pictet Wants Bomb Makers Cut Off From Finance

SYZ Asset Management (Suisse)
M&G exec goes to Switzerland's Syz Financial News
Syz appoints new boss over the fund business

UBS Group
Jury fails to reach majority verdict in UBS insider trading case City A.M.
UK jury fails to reach verdict in insider trading case Financial Times
UBS Prepares Cloud Move to Secret Microsoft Data Centers Bloomberg News

Vontobel Asset Strategist Exits


Axa gives itself two years to play full synergies with XL L'Agefi

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa
Arkéa: no vote on independence before 2019 Les Echos

ING Groep
ING CEO 'satisfied with his salary anyway' De Telegraaf


The Bank of Spain investigates an alleged fraud that offers a 10% return Cinco Días
Spain's Liberbank, Unicaja confirm deal talks, lifting shares Reuters
Unicaja and Liberbank explore their merger and soar on the Stock Exchange Expansión
Spain's mid-sized banks in talks on potential merger Financial Times


Emergency central bank funding to Greek banks falls in November Reuters
Loan: ELA's bank financing went down by €858 million Kerdos

Assicurazioni Generali
In Generali green light to Galateri MF

Banca Carige
Carige studies appeal on Apollo MF

Banca Generali
Banca Generali resists market turbulence MF


Danish pension giant puts new investments with Macquarie on hold Reuters

Danske Bank
Danske Bank expects the state to raise billions in Danmarks Nationalbank next year: "It can create a stir in the krone market" Børsen


Polish Prime Minister Wins Confidence Vote Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-Georgia's keeps key refinancing rate unchanged at 7 pct Reuters
Former Romanian bankers set up online financing platform for start-ups Romania Insider

Sberbank of Russia
Russia's Sberbank sees 2019 net profit up 10 pct - CFO Reuters
Sberbank gave a forecast for 2019 Vedomosti

Sviaz Bank
Subsidiary of Russia's VEB may shift to Promsvyazbank - Ifax cites VEB head Reuters
VEB has found a buyer for Svyaz-Bank Vedomosti

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