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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Euro Volatility Hits Record Low in Defiance of Market Theory Bloomberg News
EU ramps up its Brexit demands Financial Times
EU warned of 'tectonic' shift as economy goes green Financial Times
Moody's Warns U.K. Deadline to Reach EU Deal Risks Credit View Bloomberg News
Banks in the euro area are reducing bad loans Handelsblatt
German and Greek big banks are on par Börsen-Zeitung


Get Brexit strategy right or devolved UK could split, Johnson told The Times
Boris Johnson puts faith in Brexit supporter David Frost Financial Times
U.K. Inflation Slowdown Ramps Up View a Rate Cut Is Imminent Bloomberg News
Pound Struggles After Inflation, Saunders Spur BOE Rate-Cut Bets Bloomberg News
Bank of England 'poised to cut interest rates' as prices fall The Times
Bank 'needs to cut interest rates immediately' The Times
Bank of England 'poised to cut interest rates' as prices fall The Times
U.K. Productivity Woes More Costly Than Worst-Case Brexit Bloomberg News
Insurer AIG picks Mazars for UK audit Financial Times
Iseq stands out as European weak spot amid AIB dividend worries The Irish Times

Aberdeen Standard Investments
Head of £9bn equities team at Aberdeen Standard departs Financial News

Ashmore Group
Ashmore assets rise towards $100bn Financial News
Ashmore Second Quarter Assets Up 7.1% on Net Inflows, Market Gains The New York Times
Ashmore assets under management near $100bn after strong inflows City A.M.

Barclays, FactSet Offer New Tool to Navigate Opaque Bond Market The Wall Street Journal

Fidelity International
Fidelity sets up in Shoreditch for digital wealth push Financial News

Monzo to name City heavyweight McBain as audit chair Sky News

TSB Banking Group
TSB hires IBM to run tech systems Financial Times

Woodford Investment Management
City watchdog twice wrote to fund supervisors before Woodford collapse forced wider market probe The Daily Telegraph


Germany's economic growth slows to six-year low Financial Times
German growth shrinks to 0.6 percent Der Standard
Contactless payment with an EC card is on the rise Handelsblatt
A third use contactless payment Börsen-Zeitung
Intensive support for 25 German banks Der Standard
BaFin monitors 25 banks for money laundering risks Börsen-Zeitung
Cyber ​​attack on savings banks has an aftermath Börsen-Zeitung
No break for life insurers Börsen-Zeitung
Risk buffer for clearing houses Börsen-Zeitung
Cum-ex judgment from Cologne published Börsen-Zeitung
The Swiss Franc Is Rallying, But Will the Central Bank Intervene? Bloomberg News
Why the bonus will go away in banking
Swiss banking: women lag behind
Investors position themselves for IPO Finanz und Wirtschaft
Wefox Switzerland and SAM Insurance join forces

Banque Lombard Odier & Cie
Lombard Odier rewards ancient rocks

Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank
BLKB cuts a slice from UBS

Chubb makes changes to European leadership team Reinsurance News
Chubb, Grab launches app-based travel insurance product Reinsurance News

Deutsche Bank
A $239 Billion Money Manager Says the World's Profit Expectations Are Too High Bloomberg News

Fidor Bank
Fidor Bank remains deep in the loss zone Börsen-Zeitung

Hannover Re
Hannover Re's 3264 Re cat bond to grow 50% to $150m Artemis

Maple Bank
Maple owners do penance Börsen-Zeitung

Migros Bank
Migros Bank plans new branches

Raisin buys into the US market Börsen-Zeitung

Stadtsparkasse Borken (Hessen)
Smallest savings bank now in Northern Hesse Börsen-Zeitung

Swissquote Group
Swissquote ironed out dent Finanz und Wirtschaft


Belgium suddenly has a huge trade surplus De Tijd
Bankers are not sorry for Van Eetvelt exit De Tijd

ASR Bank
ASR Bank investors can go to Van Lanschot De Telegraaf

AXA Hong Kong launches chronic disease management service Reinsurance News

Banque Degroof Petercam
Degroof Petercam and ex-trader arrange market manipulation for 125,000 euros De Tijd

KBC Bank
KBC shareholder Alain Bostoen appears in VDK Bank capital De Tijd

NIBC stops capital market activities De Telegraaf
NIBC ceases activities on capital markets Het Financieele Dagblad
NIBC pulls plug from analyst team De Tijd


BBVA expects Spain to improve its growth rate in 2021 El País
The Bank of Spain wins the trial of the former employee who sued for his dismissal El País
The Frob signs Alvarez & Marsal, Afi, KPMG and Nomura as advisors to solve small banks Expansión
The CNMV will require that companies have at least 40% women on the boards of directors Expansión

Banco de Sabadell
Spain's Banco Sabadell hires IBM for 1 billion euro IT upgrade Reuters
Sabadell signs a 1 billion contract with IBM Expansión

Mapfre prepares a plan to avoid losses in its reinsurance business Expansión

Unicaja Banco
The Unicaja Foundation chooses to retain control of Unicaja Banco Expansión


Banks suggest turning to out-of-court mechanisms Naftemporiki
Banks are calling for stronger out-of-court debt settlement mechanisms Kathimerini
EKT: Greek banks' negative outlook on 'red' loans Naftemporiki
Citi: Clouds for European Banks - What's in the Greek Naftemporiki

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi jumps on bond train to meet bailout terms Reuters

Intrum seen wrapping up analysis on Cerved bad loan unit by mid February: sources Reuters

No request from Del Vecchio to lift Mediobanca stake past 10%-minister Reuters

Piraeus Bank
Commission: Piraeus Bank transaction does not violate rules - Eurobank Naftemporiki


The government is being penalized for law-mongering E24

Danske Bank
Latvia okays sale of Danske Bank business in Latvia to Citadele Bank Reuters

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank imposes negative interest rates on deposits Finans
Vestjysk Bank imposes negative interest rates on private customers' savings Politiken


Russian sees annual inflation at 2.5-2.6% by end-January Reuters
NPF Sberbank: a quarter of Russians regret not saving for old age Vedomosti
Central Bank stepped on an innovative rake Kommersant
The maximum deposit rate of the top 10 banks for the first time fell below 6% per annum Vedomosti
Banks change investors to investors Kommersant
Public banks will allow the business world to breathe easily in 2020 Hürriyet
Update: Polish banks, FX borrowers widely disagree on proportion won/lost FX mortgage cases PAP

Bulgarian Development Bank
Bulgarian Development Bank to focus on green investments in next 3 years SEE News

Commerzbank Zrt.
New president-CEO at Commerzbank Hungary Budapest Business Journal

Erste&Steiermärkische Bank
EBRD lending EUR 100 million to boost tourism in Croatia, Montenegro Budapest Business Journal

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank set a record for net profit Vedomosti
Sberbank received the thirteenth salary Kommersant

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankası
Shoe Manufacturing and Trade Value Loan from Ziraat Bank Hürriyet

VTB Bank
VTB may privatize without selling a government stake Vedomosti

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