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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Macron and Merkel at Odds Over EU Jobs, Decision Due End of June Bloomberg News
Sánchez sides with Macron to thwart Weber's Commission bid Financial Times
EU May Give Brexit Negotiator Barnier Top Job in French Push Bloomberg News
German CDU Industry Lobby Champions Weidmann in ECB Chief Race Bloomberg News
Isolated Italy excluded from EU top jobs race, faces pressure over debt Reuters
EU's Tusk wants at least two women in top EU jobs Reuters
France's Macron wants 'charismatic' men and women for top EU jobs Reuters
Italy's Salvini says need to change "defeated" EU budget rules Reuters
Lane confirmed as ECB's chief economist The Irish Times
Low ECB rates are justified, and not sole reason for weak bank profits: Villeroy Reuters
ECB Needs Time to Assess Negative Rate Impact, Villeroy Says Bloomberg News
ECB's de Cos Sees Downside Risks for Global, Euro-Area Growth Bloomberg News
Esma launches consultations on SFTR L'Agefi
European shares slip, possible fine on Italy hits bank stocks Reuters
Lending growth among EU member states diverges Financial Times
Increasing rates creating deeper, broader change in property market: AmWINS Reinsurance News

UK AND IRELAND

UK needs a new Brexit deal and new negotiating team, Jeremy Hunt says Reuters
EU tells Britain: There will be no renegotiation of Brexit deal Reuters
Irish PM sees growing risk of no deal Brexit, backs Weber for Commission Reuters
PM candidate Gove: Britain must leave the EU before holding election Reuters
Hammond favourite Agustín Carstens rules himself out of Bank of England governor's job The Times
Liberal Insiders See Carney as Trudeau Successor, Star Reports Bloomberg News
Funds protest UK drive to disclose more on boardroom chats Reuters
UK by far the biggest enabler of global corporate tax dodging, groundbreaking research finds The Independent
Mortgage approvals at highest level since Feb 2017 Sky News
Car theft insurance payouts soar to seven-year high as thieves target keyless vehicles The Independent
Insurers issue warning as keyless motor theft soars Post
Quinn Insurance inquiry hears board was unaware of €1.2bn of guarantees The Irish Times
Lockton appoints Jane Baron to lead Birmingham office Reinsurance News
Irish Said to Reap Central Bank Payment of About $2.4 Billion Bloomberg News

AIB Group
Former owner of La Stampa says AIB broke agreement on sale The Irish Times
La Stampa owner 'terrified and confused' at AIB receiver move Irish Independent

Algebris Investments
Algebris launches new fund targeting jumps in volatility Financial Times

Amigo Loans
Amigo Loans shrugs off regulatory concerns Financial Times
Sub-prime lender eyes 'cautious Irish growth' Irish Independent
Amigo pledges to fight 'urban myths' as regulatory pressure rises The Irish Times

Apis Partners
Apis-Led Consortium Buys South African Payments Firm Sureswipe Bloomberg News

Aviva
Aviva's 'digital garage' faces tighter cost control Financial Times

Barclays
A decade after the crash, Barclays bets again on bundling U.S. home loans Reuters

CFC Underwriting
CFC launches cyber insurance platform Reinsurance News

Esure
Esure's Peter Wood leads £2.5m funding round for sharing economy insurtech Post

Helios Investment Partners
Helios Investment Plans $1.25 Billion Pan-Africa Fund Bloomberg News

HSBC
HSBC plans retail wealth headcount boost; eyes Singapore expansion Reuters

Provident Financial
Provident bidder suffers blow as M&G snubs deal Evening Standard

Schroders
Schroders snaps up German property boutique Financial News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Cum-Ex Case to Review Banks' Role in $500 Million Tax Loss Bloomberg News
Ex-Berenberg Bankers Raise $2.2 Billion, Take On FX Markets Bloomberg News
Merkel Decides Her Chosen Successor Isn't Up to the Job Bloomberg News
Austria's Kurz leaves office, eyes return within months Reuters
Judge approves Autobank Börsen-Zeitung
Germans open up fintechs Börsen-Zeitung
Frankfurt gains in importance at CDS Börsen-Zeitung
Biodiversity of the banks is not in danger Börsen-Zeitung
Swiss Wealthy to Switch Allegiance finews
Crowdlending: Consolidation is here finews.ch

Allianz Group
Allianz gets High Court injunction against Tessline The Irish Times

Bâloise Holding
Baloise with brilliant business idea finews.ch

Bank Zimmerberg
Bank Zimmerberg: We'll be in Zurich finews.ch

Cashlink Technologies
Cashlink issues security tokens Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Hires to Eradicate Discrimination finews

Creditshelf
Creditshelf expands credit brokerage and fees Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Trump Suit to Block Deutsche Bank Subpoenas on Hold Bloomberg News
Christian Sewing is committed to the US business Handelsblatt
Just not a capital increase: Deutsche Bank is considering lowering the equity ratio target Handelsblatt

Deutscher Sparkassen Verlag
Sparkassenverlag benefits from card exchange Börsen-Zeitung

Helaba
Helaba profit drops by one-fifth Handelsblatt
Helaba lags far behind the previous year Börsen-Zeitung

N26
Some local banks play safe with transfers to N26 accounts Handelsblatt

NordLB
Nord/LB Looks to Offload Assets Worth $59bn As it Exits the Shipping Lending Business Hellenic Shipping News
NordLB writes profit - Banking Supervision criticizes securitization Handelsblatt
Nord/LB 2024" is followed by "One Bank" Börsen-Zeitung

PostFinance
Postfinance: Slump in Interest Income finews

Signal Iduna Lebensversicherung
Signal Iduna increases at the beginning of the year Börsen-Zeitung

Swiss Life
Swiss Life: Swiss CEO takes over sales finews.ch

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Airbus Ariel partner on flood modelling tool Reinsurance News

UBS Group
UBS believes regulatory costs have peaked, compliance chief says Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

French regulator urges SCOR and Covea to end conflict Reuters
Supervisor calls on banks to speed up restructuring Les Echos
Competition launches study on trade unions and professional bodies L'Agefi

Amiral Gestion
Amiral Gestion diversifies the source of its outstandings Les Echos

Lyxor Asset Management
No 3 ETF provider Lyxor names European sales chief Financial News

Scor
SCOR's Atlas Capital UK 2019 cat bond priced at low-end of raised guidance Artemis

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Bank of Spain calls for EU banking union implementation, warns of economic risks Reuters
The Bank of Spain calls for cutting tax benefits and a reform of pensions Expansión
The Bank of Spain warns that the technology companies are already a real threat to the entities El País
Banking sells structured bonds to retailers to strengthen their solvency Expansión

Abanca Corporación Bancaria
Spain's Abanca close to financial backing for Liberbank bid: Bolsamania Reuters
Abanca completes the financing to launch a new OPA on Liberbank Bolsamania

Banco Popular Español
The Frob accumulates more than a thousand claims for the sale of the Popular Expansión

Banco Santander
Santander closes 878 offices by overlapping and 251 by the transfer of business to agents Cinco Días
Santander offers early retirement from 55 years with up to 65% of salary Expansión

Bankia
Lazard informed Bankia that there was a window to go public, but at a certain price Expansión

Liberbank
Liberbank climbs 5.5% in the heat of a possible merger Expansión

Mapfre
WiZink and Mapfre sign an agreement to distribute car and home insurance Expansión

ITALY AND GREECE

Brussels set to intervene over Italy's 'fiscal shock' plans Financial Times
Greek bank deposits rise in April for second month in a row Reuters
Banks: They are preparing for new issues after the polls Naftemporiki
General election date set for July 7 Ekathimerini

Banca IFIS
Banca IFIS suspends shopping: "We need to bring order to the business" Il Sole 24 Ore

Cassa Centrale Banca Gruppo Bancario
Italy's Cassa Centrale Banca to sell 300 million euros of bad loans Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Swedish FSA says banks need more capital for commercial real estate risks Reuters
Crisis warning: Banks can lose SEK 771 billion SvD Näringsliv
Banks in Firing Line If Danish Opposition Wins: Handelsbanken Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-Norway's pension fund KLP bans investment in alcohol, gambling firms Reuters
Norway's biggest pension fund cracks down on 'sin stocks' Financial Times
Estonian FSA revokes license of payments provider GFC, citing AML Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

Hungary Readies June Review as Central Bank Maintains Policy Bloomberg News
Turkey asks local banks to buy its bonds; lenders want 10-year paper -sources Reuters
BRSA's decision was published in the Official Gazette! New bank established Hürriyet
Polish Premier Poised to Oust Finance Chief, Boost Own Role Bloomberg News
Polish Rate Hawk Zubelewicz Sets Sights on Single Rate Increase Bloomberg News
Poland's development fund PFR to take over management of demographic reserve fund FRD PAP
Poland publishes draft bill winding down pension funds OFE PAP
Bulgaria's Finance Assistance Management gets license to act as SPV SeeNews
Slovenian banks increase first-quarter profit slightly, bad loans fall Reuters
Ukraine rules out any possibility of default Le Figaro
U.S. to boycott flagship Russian investment forum over detained investor Reuters

Bank Millennium
Bank of BCP in Poland has green light to buy Eurobank Jornal De Negócios

Elana Agrocredit
Bulgaria's Elana Agrocredit shareholders approve lower dividend SeeNews

OTP Bank
Hungary's OTP buys treasury shares for HUF 1 bn Portfolio.hu

Texim Bank
Bulgaria's Texim Bank turns to Q1 cons net loss SeeNews

United Bulgarian Bank
United Bulgarian Bank planning 90 mln euro dividend for 2018 SeeNews

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