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Wanted: Banks to advise on world's biggest ever IPO Bloomberg News
Saudi Aramco asks banks to pitch for world's largest share sale Reuters
Banks' AI plans pose threat to thousands of jobs Financial Times
Private equity looks to Luxembourg for EU access Financial Times
ECB can soon start talk of exit from stimulus - Lautenschlaeger Reuters
Public backstop for banks in euro zone necessary: ECB's Praet Reuters
Multi-speed inflation poses an ECB dilemma Bloomberg News
EIB maintains green investment target L'Agefi
EIB sees its role strengthened Börsen-Zeitung
Reinsurers to use up Q4 cat budgets, won't change pricing: Deutsche Bank Artemis


Supreme Court rules Brexit trigger needs Parliamentary vote Bloomberg News
U.K.'s May faces Brexit revolt as lawmakers challenge her power Bloomberg News
Euro group chief warns Britain against tax haven temptation Reuters
Brexit: Eurogroup chief says UK would take 'crazy step backwards' if it chooses to become tax haven after leaving the EU The Independent
Citigroup plans new operations away from London after Brexit The Guardian
Citigroup signals Irish expansion The Irish Times
Citigroup to reveal UK exit plans by summer Irish Independent
Banks need to make Brexit job decisions in the first half of 2017, says Citi's European chief City A.M.
White male bank culture 'difficult to take,' U.K. regulator says Bloomberg News
Bank of England's Salmon says brace for further flash crashes Reuters
New €200m buy-to-let mortgage fund targets property investors The Irish Times
Financial services firm to create 160 jobs in Belfast The Irish Times
EIB investment funding in Ireland reached record €825m in 2016 Irish Independent
Irish investors flee UK stocks Irish Independent
UK Vehicle rebrands to Cazana and appoints advisory panel Post

HSBC to close 62 more branches this year, blaming online banking The Guardian
HSBC to close 62 high street branches in 2017 resulting in up to 180 job cuts The Independent
HSBC signals end to UK branch closure program Financial Times
Tax rationalization, digitization key areas for budget 2017: HSBC The Economic Times

IG Group
IG pulls back from leveraged 'binary' bets Financial Times
IG Markets bins binary products for new investors City A.M.
IG Group withdraws from binary betting after watchdog clampdown The Daily Telegraph

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
Slowdown of ILS capital inflow helped stabilize market at 1/1: JLT Re Artemis

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds private equity arm takes stake in UK pharma comms company Fishawack The Daily Telegraph

Neon Underwriting
Neon boosts capacity to £75m for M&A consortium Post

Standard Life Investments
Standard Life Investments makes senior appointment Reuters
Standard Life Investments recruits governance and stewardship director Pensions & Investments


UBS and CS: Small fry on Wall Street

Bank Frick & Co.
Fintech snaps up bank stake

Chubb promotes Dmitriev Post

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse declines to say if Dublin is post-Brexit destination The Irish Times

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank considers listing asset management unit - sources Reuters
Sources: Deutsche Bank nears partial sale of Deutsche Asset Management Handelsblatt
Deutsche Bank ramps up IT talent The Wall Street Journal
Deutsche Bank Spain accounts unaffacted by mortgage floor decree Europa Press

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse hires Edison and Morningstar Börsen-Zeitung

HDI Global
HDI Global sees 'opportunities from Brexit' Insurance Day

Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co.
Berenberg purchases RBS ship loans Börsen-Zeitung

Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen shareholders back plan for internal merger Reuters
Raiffeisen Polbank increases factoring turnover by 3% to PLN 18.27 bln in 2016 PAP

UBS Group
Wealthy women targeted by UBS Financial Times
UBS woos female clients

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich loses court case due to 'ambiguous' policy wording Post


Dutch broker offers Irish customers low-cost alternative to RaboDirect The Irish Times
First green bond: France borrows 7 billion euros La Tribune
EIB sets record lending in the Netherlands De Telegraaf

Euronext to launch index to bring family business to markets Jornal Económico
Euronext lures family to the fair De Telegraaf


Spain draws 34 bln euros in demand for new 2027 bond Reuters
Bank employees will have a 0.75% salary increase in January Jornal Económico
Portugal receives €1.78 billion from the EIB to support investment Diário De Notícias
Spanish insurance sector calls for "strong" supervisor to defend Spanish market Europa Press

Allfunds Bank
Banks line up approx €630m debt for Allfunds sale Reuters

Bankoa pegs maximum impact of mortgage floor claims at €1.8 million Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Who supports Caixa Geral de Depósitos? Jornal De Negócios

Caja Rural de Granada
Caja de Granada defends floor clauses and pegs impact €45 million Europa Press

Caja Rural de Navarra
Caja Rural de Navarra provisions €11 million to cover mortgage clauses Europa Press

Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar
Cajamar books €200 million provision for floor clauses Europa Press

Ibercaja Banco
Ibercaja increases mortgage floor provisions by €19.9 million Europa Press

Millennium BCP
Shareholders with 14% of BCP do not participate in the capital increase Jornal De Negócios
Portuguese investors will have less than a third of BCP Jornal De Negócios
BCP's rights sink 6% and drag stocks Jornal De Negócios


Regulator summons Intesa, Generali and UniCredit to explain intentions Financial Times
Fitch withdraws Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano's ratings Fitch Ratings
DBRS says Italian banks still struggling MF
Greece wants Eurogroup to 'acknowledge progress' under bailout Ekathimerini
EU says will not sign off on Greece bailout review on Thursday Ekathimerini
National Bank of Greece and Eurobank sell subsidiaries in Romania Kerdos
10% of EIB lending to GDP Greece Naftemporiki
UniCredit and Allianz follow the liquidation Medio Fimaa MF

Banca Carige
Italy's Carige aims to sell 1 bln euros of bad loans by end-February Reuters

Iccrea Banca
Iccrea launches banking hub MF

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa confirms interest in Generali combination Financial Times
Intesa Sanpaolo examining Generali takeover City A.M.
An Intesa offer for Generali unlikely to succeed, analysts say Bloomberg News


Nordea hard hit by the customer flight, Danske Bank continues growth Finans
Still possible to find a free bank - if you're looking Finans

Nordea Bank
Measurement: Nordea hard hit by the customer getaway FinansWatch

SEB increases price for multiple services Dagens Nyheter

SpareBanken Vest
Fitch affirms Sparebanken Vest at 'A-'; withdraws ratings Fitch Ratings


Poland needs belt-tightening past 2017 - Fitch Warsaw Business Journal
Hungary cenbank provides rationale for policy decision
Three pawnbrokers receive HUF 20.5 mln in fines Budapest Business Journal
Turkish lira slumps on surprise interest rates hold ahead of May visit City A.M.

Belarus-based Belagroprombank JSC affirmed at 'B-/C' on improved liquidity; outlook stable S&P Global Ratings

ING Bank Slaski
Moody's confirms ratings for ING Bank Slaski - stable outlook Warsaw Business Journal

PKO Bank Polski
PKO BP has almost 2 million mobile banking users Warsaw Business Journal

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