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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

EU must seek new trade deals if U.S. looks inward: Eurogroup president Reuters
Banks must plan for 'hard' Brexit, industry report warns Reuters
Warning that 'land grab' for London's financial services could backfire on EU The Daily Telegraph
Research analysts culled at top investment banks Financial Times
Fintech sector fears push to water down 'open banking' legislation Financial Times
Computer-driven hedge funds join list of industry top performers Financial Times
Eurozone inflation surges to highest rate in almost four years The Daily Telegraph
EU capital rules treat insurers like traders, trade body says Reuters
European carriers see biggest growth opportunity in innovation Post

UK AND IRELAND

UK finance hails new opportunities despite Brexit uncertainty Reuters
U.K. finance group sees Brexit 'opportunity' in shift of policy Bloomberg News
New U.K. trade deals can't soften blow from Brexit, Niesr says Bloomberg News
No 'new London' in EU after Brexit, says Irish central bank head Reuters
Some firms have confirmed plans for Irish moves post-Brexit - Kenny Reuters
Vestager says Government must prod EU to prioritize NAMA complaint The Irish Times
ABI calls for changes to 'flawed' Solvency II risk margin Post
FCA launches consultation on handbook changes Post
London market has 'resilience to survive $200bn loss event' Post
Beale: London needs ILS status to attract capital after market-turning event Insurance Day
DFID disaster risk transfer plans hint at capital markets potential Artemis
Aviation market 'reaching turning point as capacity set to contract' Insurance Day

Allied Irish Banks
AIB gets €60m from SBCI to lend to farmers The Irish Times

HSBC
HSBC appoints customer service manager as head of First Direct Financial Times

Irish Bank Resolution Corp.
Former Anglo CEO David Drumm granted free legal aid The Irish Times
Bank claims property is linked to fugitive solicitor Lynn Irish Independent

Lloyd's of London
Neon appoints two executives to Lloyd's managing agency board Reuters
Neon appoints Wade and Hayes non-execs Insurance Day

Old Mutual
Old Mutual's 'bitter' Brexit year prompts small cap stock-picking Bloomberg News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Germany throws cold water on EU 'bad bank' plan to tackle soured loans Reuters
Trump trade adviser says Germany using "grossly undervalued" euro Reuters
German life insurers threatening €20 billion foreclosure reserve Börsen-Zeitung

Allianz Group
150 Allianz staff may lose their jobs under new proposals Post

Bayerische Landesbank
New options for BayernLB Börsen-Zeitung

Comdirect Bank
Comdirect Bank FY 2016 pre-tax profit at 120.7 mln euros Reuters
Comdirect cuts dividend despite record profit Handelsblatt
Comdirect announces launch of digital asset management service Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Goldman leveraged finance banker DeFusco to join Credit Suisse Reuters

Deutsche Bank
FCA hands Deutsche Bank 163 million sterling fine for Russia trades Reuters
Deutsche settles another legal headache but is not yet out of the woods Financial Times
Why U.K. regulators won't say who helped Russians move $10 billion Bloomberg News
Clarke replaces Ademakinwa on Deutsche FIG syndicate Reuters
Deutsche Bank pulls out of coal projects to meet Paris climate pledge The Guardian

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse-LSE said to extend EU's March 13 deal deadline Bloomberg News
Deutsche Börse boss wants London Stock Exchange merger to bring Anglo-Saxon spirit to Europe City A.M.

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt
Erste Abwicklungsanstalt reaches further milestone in context of interest rate swap transactions Börsen-Zeitung

Generali (Schweiz)
Generali's Swiss unit relocates fewer jobs than originally planned Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Bär to present Q4'16 figures on Feb. 1 Finanz und Wirtschaft

Luzerner Kantonalbank
Luzerner Kantonalbank achieves record result finews.ch

Swiss Life
Swiss Life's asset management unit closes Lugano location finews.ch

UBS Group
UBS's rich clients worth $2.1 trillion warm to emerging markets Bloomberg News

Valartis Group
Valartis Group CEO Stephan Häberle to leave the group Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

ASR Nederland
ASR Nederland loses profiteering case De Telegraaf

Bpifrance
Bpifrance takes stock of its balance sheet few months before presidential election Les Echos

Delta Lloyd
Highfields Capital Management reduces stake in Delta Lloyd De Telegraaf

DSB Bank
Former DSB Bank depositors get bonus De Telegraaf

Euronext
Euronext suspends rapeseed futures to review specifications Reuters

Oddo & Cie
Oddo & Cie and M&A boutique Messier, Maris et Associes form joint venture Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Association of financial users calls for change in banking culture Europa Press
Spain third-best location to attract foreign investment after Brexit El País

Banco Santander
Santander's Ana Botín promises to continue investment in Portugal Jornal Económico

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
New Caixa Geral de Depósitos chairman to take up position Feb. 1 Jornal de Negócios

Millennium BCP
Banking unions want BCP to apply €35.1 million for salary restitution Jornal Económico

Novo Banco
Portuguese central bank to conclude sale process of Novo Banco by February-end Diário de Notícias
Lone Star planning to keep António Ramalho as head of Novo Banco, if deal is completed Expresso
Novo Banco to increase prices of commissions Jornal de Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian banks make little headway in clearing out bad loans: ECB Reuters
ECB's Nouy meets with Italian bankers MF
Deloitte estimates Atlante fund NAV down 24 pct - Quaestio Reuters
Fund that beat 90% of its peers is now betting on Greek banks Bloomberg News
Greek bond yields surge amid stalled bailout review, IMF quarrel Bloomberg News

Azimut Holding
Azimut launches IPO club for SMEs MF

Banca Popolare di Vicenza
Conversion fear hits Popolare di Vicenza, Veneto Banca junior debt Reuters
Only 4% of Banca Popolare di Vicenza's shareholders say no to merger with Veneto Banca MF

UniCredit
ECB is happy with UniCredit's turnaround plan: source Reuters
UniCredit shareholder Cariverona to decide Thursday on cash call Reuters
UniCredit's board of directors to decide upon terms of its cash call MF
ECB satisfied with UniCredit's business plan Börsen-Zeitung

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Sweden should ease national bank capital rules after Basel III-cbanker Reuters

Nets Holding
Nets acquires the rest of Norwegian Edigard FinansWatch

Nykredit Holding
Nykredit sells Odense office after 81 years FinansWatch

Ringkjøbing Landbobank
Ringkjøbing Landbobank increases profit to 661 million Danish kroner Berlingske Business
Ringkjøbing Landbobank makes changes to its board FinansWatch

Svenska Handelsbanken
Svenska Handelsbanken interested in three attractive Danish equities Børsen

EASTERN EUROPE

Inflation drowns out Czech central bank's koruna cap message Bloomberg News
Bad loans at Slovenian banks up to 6.5 pct in November Reuters
Slovak central bank maintains countercyclical buffer for banks at 0.5 pct Reuters
Corporate borrowers waiting for Russian central bank's easing policy Kommersant
S&P lowers outlook of 4 Turkish banks Hürriyet
Polish banks suffer decline in December lending; FY2016 origination up 2.0% PAP
Polish banks slightly cut new deposit interest rates in December - NBP PAP

Akbank
Akbank 2016 net profit jumps to 4.53 billion lira Reuters

Bank Zachodni WBK
BZ WBK bank to outperform market in lending growth in 2017 - CEO PAP

Moneta Money Bank
Moneta Money Bank says gets investment grade rating from S&P Reuters

Peresvet Bank
Russia's DIA to receive stake in troubled Peresvet Bank Cbonds

Tinkoff Bank
Tinkoff Bank launches service to receive cards in offline stores Vedomosti

Türkiye Garanti Bankasi
Turkey's Garanti Bank 2016 net profit rises to 5 bln lira 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.