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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB Keeps Rates Steady as Christine Lagarde Makes Debut The Wall Street Journal
Lagarde follows Draghi's policy lead but sounds upbeat tone Financial Times
Some ECB Officials Wanted Lagarde to Mention Subzero Rate Risks Bloomberg News
Lagarde Says ECB Strategic Review Will Start in January Bloomberg News
Tell us what's "green" if you want us to chip in, ECB urges EU Reuters
ECB should be 'ahead of the curve' on digital currency: Lagarde Reuters
Draghi Says Euro-Zone Banking and Fiscal Union Is Inescapable Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-Euro zone banks set for capital rebate as bar is lowered: ECB Reuters
Banks curb their appetite for cheap ECB funding Financial Times
Banks avoid mention of Hong Kong unrest in research for clients Financial Times
IFRS 17 updates account for wider range of reinsurance contracts Reinsurance News


Boris Johnson Wins Decisive Majority in Election That Upends Britain Bloomberg News
Boris Johnson secures crushing UK election victory Financial Times
General election: Johnson wins huge election victory and 'stonking mandate' for Brexit Sky News
Corbyn to Stand Down as U.K. Labour Party Faces Record Defeat Bloomberg News
Relief in Brussels as Conservatives head for convincing election win Financial Times
Scotland must be given new independence vote: Sturgeon Reuters
EU confirms one-year Brexit reprieve for derivatives industry Financial Times
UK property funds suffer worst week of redemptions since Brexit vote Financial Times
Central Bank warns on bogus lenders Irish Independent

Elite Insurance
Elite Insurance goes into administration Post

Flaw highlighted in HSBC bank scheme for homeless Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group
London Stock Exchange raises £20m for derivatives challenger Curve Financial News

Premium Credit
Premium Credit names chief risk officer Post

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS customers in store for £40m payout over foreign currency rigging The Telegraph

Sainsbury's Bank
Sainsbury's banks on bids for £1.9bn mortgage book Sky News

Standard Chartered
StanChart sells stake in Indonesia's Permata Bank for $1.3bn Financial Times


SNB's Jordan Defends Negative Rate Policy as Criticism Mounts Bloomberg News
Swiss National Bank indicates negative rates to stay for long haul Reuters
UPDATE 1-Swiss National Bank resistant to using reserves to fight climate change Reuters
Swiss Central Bankers Have Climate Change on Their Minds Bloomberg News
Swiss crypto-heavyweights clamp together
EY study: Financing through banks more difficult Handelsblatt

Credit Suisse Group
Citi, Credit Suisse drop China's Ucommune U.S. IPO over valuation: sources Reuters

Deutsche Bank
'Out of market today': Australia brandishes four words crucial to case against Citi, Deutsche Reuters
JPMorgan witness in Australia cartel case says no collusion with Citi, Deutsche Reuters

GAM Holding
Clock Ticking for GAM

Munich Re
Munich Re Asia Pacific head Pohlchristoph replaced by Kassow The Insurer
Munich Re's Pohlchristoph to depart board, successor named Reinsurance News

SIX Group
SIX: New office for Thomas Gottstein becomes a fact

Swiss Re
Swiss Re back with $175m Matterhorn Re 2020 named storm cat bond Artemis

UBS Group
UBS: Where the Money Flows Freely finews


Tax fraud: French banks also affected by German scandal Les Echos
French private equity funds extol merits of their model Les Echos
Real estate credit: authorities want to put an end to banks' drifts Les Echos
French boutique Napoleon AM launches bitcoin fund Investment Europe
Belgian banks, robust but not very profitable L'Echo

AXA Equitable Holdings sells certain run-off businesses to Heritage Life Insurance Reinsurance News

Belgian insurers, authorities want to climb in Euroclear L'Echo


Bank of Spain asks banks to have expert advisors on climate risks Expansión
Banks may charge variable fees on IGCP deposits Dinheiro Vivo

Banco Santander
MOVES-Santander hires analysts, expands Latam research team Reuters
Botin Risks Confronting Latin America-Style Populism at Home Bloomberg News
Santander launches private equity platform to support Spanish SMEs Investment Europe
Santander creates an alternative financing platform for SMEs Expansión

Bank of Spain gave Deloitte access to thousands of emails from an opposite witness to the auditor in Bankia El Mundo

Caser Mediterráneo Seguros Generales
Ageas and Helvetia in final race for Spanish insurer Caser: sources Reuters
Ageas vying to takeover Spanish insurer Caser Seguros L'Echo


Italy won't sign ESM reform unless part of broader package - PM Reuters
Italian banks sold NPLs last year at 23 pct of gross book value - Bank of Italy Reuters
Italian boutique ACP SGR launches fintech platform for illiquid alts Investment Europe
Greece: Lawmakers back plan to ax massive bad-loan backlog Associated Press
Greek parliament approves plan for banks to shed bad loans Reuters
Cyprus tops list of EU states falling short on market abuse rules Reuters

Banca Popolare di Bari
Pop Bari action against former directors ANSA


Facts: 13 investigations - zero banked banks SvD Näringsliv

Gefion Insurance
Danish regulator demands action as it identifies 'serious liquidity problems' at Gefion Post
Gefion set end of year liquidity deadline by Danish regulator Insurance Age


Bank of Russia Keeps Market Guessing After $16 Billion Inflow Bloomberg News
EU leaders agree to extend sanctions on Russia: diplomats Reuters
EU will extend sanctions against Russia for another six months Vedomosti
Turkey slashes key rate to 12% in bid to rev up economy Financial Times
Endgame Near for Erdogan's Central Banker as Rates Cut Again Bloomberg News
Moldova's c-bank lowers key rate to 5.5% from 7.5% SEENews
EU hammers out 2050 climate neutrality deal, leaves Poland out Reuters
Slovenia to offer state guarantees to support mortgage market Reuters
Deposits of banking sector increased Hürriyet

Commercial Bank Tusar
Co-owner of Tusar found in Munich Kommersant

Two bank houses are entering the Czech fintech startup Dateio E15

EF Asset Management
Bulgaria's EF Asset Management increases stake in Formoplast SEENews

Update: mBank eyes ROE of 10.5% by 2023 - strategy for 2020-2023 PAP

Moneta Money Bank
Moneta signs contract to purchase Wüstenrot in Czech Republic for CZK 4.6 billion ČTK

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