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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Europe's bank troubles limited to a few lenders: ECB's Praet Reuters
Fears that EU measures against financial crime will be weakened The Guardian
'Sleepwalking into a geopolitical crisis,' as seen from Finland Bloomberg News
Fitch: Banks' cover pool encumbrance declining slightly Reuters
Home and motor insurers to end 2017 in the red, EY warns Post
European insurers paid out €2.7bn a day last year Post

UK AND IRELAND

May holds out prospect of Brexit agreement by September 2018 Bloomberg News
Theresa May says Brexit talks will be done by March 2019, but there may be some transitional arrangements City A.M.
Take 'whole economy' approach to Brexit talks, CBI urges government The Guardian
This is what British firms want from Brexit Bloomberg News
Nicola Sturgeon: make Scotland's place in single market 'integral' to talks The Guardian
Scotland's Brexit paper and its focus on strategy BBC News
Britain sets 2017 Spring budget date for March 8 Reuters
Top regulated staff at London's biggest hedge funds falls in 2016 Reuters
UK's CMA raises concerns over Diebold-Wincor deal Reuters
Irish lenders may have overcharged almost 15,000 customers - central bank Reuters
Central bank says 8,200 mortgage holders denied tracker rate The Irish Times
Net income unsustainably low at some Irish lenders - c.bank Reuters
Irish banks see pick-up in FX hedging as sterling rebounds Reuters
Bank staff incentives to increase lending undervalued 'quality' The Irish Times
UK must create competitive ILS regime: Des Potter, GC Securities Artemis
London re/insurance market softening to continue in 2017: PwC Artemis
London market faces 'bleak' year ahead Post
Lawyers condemn ABI's 'Scrooge-like' discount rate legal challenge Post

Acappella Group Holdings
Acappella boosts MGA business by hiring two former Dual execs Intelligent Insurer
Acappella swoops on Dual to launch financial lines MGA Insurance Day

Anglo Irish Bank
Ireland cancels 3 bln euro debt tied to Anglo liquidation in 2016 Reuters
Central bank sells further €500m of Anglo Irish-linked bonds to NTMA The Irish Times

Arbuthnot Banking Group
Arbuthnot unit to buy of Renaissance Asset Finance from founders Reuters

Beazley
Beazley investor sells £2.34m shares Post

HSBC
HSBC completes $2.5 billion buyback that drove share price gains Bloomberg News

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Banking Group paying £1.9bn for MBNA credit card business Sky News
Lloyds buys Bank of America's credit card unit MBNA for $2.4 billion The Wall Street Journal
Lloyds' MBNA deal: good for the bank, bad for competition The Guardian
Lloyds' Horta-Osório signals the days of empire are not over Financial Times
Lloyds rebuts analyst caution over MBNA deal Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group
Deutsche Börse/LSE: clear justification Financial Times
London Stock Exchange moves to bolster Deutsche Börse merger Sky News

Man Group

Man Group reports 5.7 pct passive stake in Lantheus Holdings Reuters

Old Mutual
Old Mutual says raises $291 mln from OM Asset Management share sale Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
NatWest and RBS mobile banking apps hit by technical problems City A.M.

Worldpay
RAC CEO hands steering wheel to Worldpay exec Sky News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Securities settlement platform T2S needs improvement Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Russia alleges Deutsche employee manipulated markets with $5 bln of trades Reuters
Ex-Deutsche Bank trader accused of market manipulation in Russia Financial Times
Deutsche Bank says studied manipulation case reported by Russia c.bank Reuters
Deutsche Bank ramps up its Asia-Pacific equity-derivatives unit Bloomberg News
Former trader claims in court Belgian law applies to EURIBOR Financial Times

Gable Insurance
Liquidator to Gable appoints run-off manager Post

Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen says will review options in Poland after IPO Reuters

Reyl & Cie Holding
Swiss bank to appeal in Cahuzac affair swissinfo.ch
Cahuzac: Banque Reyl to appeal the verdict finews.com

UBS Group
UBS accused over cross-border 'tax fraud money laundering' swissinfo.ch

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Top French banks sue ECB to reduce capital demands Reuters
French banks to sue ECB over capital requirements Financial Times
French lawmakers approve 2017 budget Reuters

BNP Paribas
France's BNP Paribas builds up its M&A team in Britain Reuters

Euronext
Euronext in exclusive talks for LCH SA Reuters
Euronext in talks to buy French clearing business from LSE Financial Times

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The value of IPOs in Spain fell by 84% in 2016 Europa Press
Portugal's borrowing costs move above corporates as ECB effect fades Reuters
Portuguese have more accounts in Spain but more money in Switzerland Jornal De Negócios

Banco Santander
Santander to distribute on February 1 a dividend of 0.055 euros per share Europa Press

Bankia
Bankia and EIB to grant €500 million in loans to SMEs and self-employed Europa Press

Liberbank
Liberbank opens a line of instant loans for Christmas Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian bank shares close to best month since 2009 Financial Times
Bank of Italy says institutions have solutions to bank troubles Reuters
Funds eye Italian spending spree as UniCredit sells off bad debt Reuters
Greek PM sees 'prompt' bailout review deal without new austerity Reuters
German finance minister tells paper euro zone will fall apart if don't follow rules Reuters
Schäuble tells Greece: If you do not stick to the rules, the eurozone will collapse Naftemporiki

Banca Generali
Axelero signs partnership agreement with Banca Generali Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi's new debt swap offer raises 500 mln euros - source Reuters
Italy braces for Monte dei Paschi rescue Financial Times
Paschi said failing to lure investors as state readies aid Bloomberg News

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank BOD resolves not to elect CEO amongst candidates Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Scandinavian private equity Q3 EBIT swings to profit of DKK 9.8 mln Reuters

Hoist Finance
Europe's top banks feed debt takeover growth at Hoist of Sweden Bloomberg News

Nordea Bank
Norwegian FSA recommends Nordea's new structure FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

U.S. sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine Reuters
Russian central bank does not want to evaluate illiquid bonds on the basis of stock exchange quotations Vedomosti
Ukrainian MPs pass 2017 budget to boost IMF aid hopes Reuters
Bulgaria's ruling Gerb Party, Reformers fail to agree on cabinet Bloomberg News
Turkish central bank leaves rates on hold in unexpected move Reuters
Hungarian central bank keeps base rate on hold as expected Reuters
Hungarian cbank caps 3-month deposits at HUF 750 bln by end-March Reuters
Croatia court orders retrial in case over Swiss franc loan risks Reuters
Top 2017 bet on koruna gains sets Czech central bank a challenge Bloomberg News
Czech banks issued mortgage bonds for 26 billion, for at least five years E15
Czech foreign debt in the third quarter rose to 3.423 trillion CZK CTK

ALFA-BANK
ALFA-BANK placed perpetual eurobonds for $300 million Vedomosti

BANK URALSIB

Fitch revises Uralsib Bank's outlook to stable; affirms IDR at 'B' Reuters

Gazprombank
Gazprombank decides to place additional shares Reuters

Idea Bank
Idea Bank buys c. 11 pct stake in BIK for 50 mln zlotys Reuters

PKO Bank Polski
Poland's No.1 bank PKO plans further layoffs in 2017 Reuters

Privatbank
Ukrainian MPs vote to guarantee all deposits at nationalised PrivatBank Reuters
Fitch places PrivatBank's 'CCC' IDR on RWE, downgrades VR to 'f' Reuters

ROSBANK
Rosbank completes placement of RUB 5 bln BO-12 series bonds Reuters

TsesnaBank
Fitch downgrades Tsesnabank to 'B', affirms 5 other Kazakh banks 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. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.