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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Brussels brushes off UK charm offensive aimed at EU banks Financial Times
Investors Diving Into Risky Bank Bonds The Wall Street Journal
Big asset managers set to benefit from Mifid II legislation Financial Times
Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013 Reuters
Bitcoin bubble inflates again after pre-Christmas rout The Guardian

UK AND IRELAND

Odey Asset Management
Brexit bet is a distant memory as Odey's hedge fund suffers The Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS to pay $125 million to settle California mortgage bond claims Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Bundesbank says no euro zone cryptocurrency in sight Reuters
Insurance companies shy away from precedent for withdrawal Der Standard

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse expects $2.3 billion write-down from U.S. tax changes?? Reuters
Digitization: CS employees should no longer have to do manual labor Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
HNA hedges share more against losses Handelsblatt

UBS Group
UBS approaches Asian billionaires finews.ch

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich strengthens competence around connected vehicles Neue Zürcher Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Amundi
Amundi and Primonial buy the future Hekla tower in La Défense L'Agefi

Axa
Axa sells life insurance business in Hong Kong L'Agefi

Crédit Agricole
BRIEF-Ct Agricole finalises acquisition of Natixis' 15 pct stake in CACEIS Reuters
Crédit Agricole SA's own funds are sufficiently high L'Agefi
Crédit Agricole closes a successful year in Italy Les Echos

Société Générale
Societe Generale largely meets the requirements of the ECB L'Agefi

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

BBVA, Sabadell and Santander lost 10,600 million in deposits in October El País
The insurance sector will face losses of $ 100 billion in 2018 due to natural disasters Europa Press
Banks protect against any limits on bank charges Jornal Económico

Abanca
Abanca completes its mobile payment services with the start-up of its wallet Europa Press

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA receives 1,112 million euros in funds between October and November Europa Press
BBVA leaves Merlin's board of directors Expansión
BBVA lost 6,060 million euros in deposits in October Europa Press

Banco de Sabadell
Sabadell closes sale of its hotel management platform for 630 million and achieves surplus value of 50 million Europa Press

Banco Santander
Santander AM emerges 3.03% in Unicaja Europa Press
Santander reserves 1,200 million for possible lawsuits by Popular investors Expansión

Bankinter
Bankinter will launch in early 2018 a hotel socimi for its private banking clients Europa Press

CaixaBank
CaixaBank endorses Colonial in its offer to buy Axiare Expansión

Haitong Bank
Haitong Bank wants to get almost 25 million euros from the branches of London and New York Expresso
Haitong Bank wants to fit almost 25 ME with sale of the branches of London and New York Jornal de Notícias

Liberbank
Liberbank launches a new advisory model in the framework of MiFID II Europa Press

Millennium BCP
Bank Millennium allowed to book PLN 700 mln subordinated bond issue as Tier II capital PAP

Novo Banco
The sale of Novo Banco and other businesses of the year in Portugal and abroad Jornal de Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

This is how Veneto re-starts MF

Alpha Bank
Alpha Bank: The prerequisites for the rally to continue in Greek bonds Kerdos

Attica Bank
Attica Bank: Approved share capital increase Kerdos

Banca Mediolanum
Banca Mediolanum, the Doris family signs a new pact MF

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
BRIEF-Monte dei Paschi sells mezzanine tranche to Atlante in bad loan securitisation Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo far exceeds the Srep requirements MF

Piraeus Bank
Greek group Piraeus sells Romanian subsidiary to J. C. Flowers Romania Insider

NORDIC COUNTRIES

BRIEF-S&P Says Iceland 'A/A-1' Ratings Affirmed Outlook Stable Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

Russia's Finance Ministry says supports merger of Otkritie, B&N, Promsvyazbank: RIA Reuters
Russian banker warns against new US sanctions Financial Times
Russia's FinMin: crypto FX should only be traded by professionals Reuters
Kazakhstan says it may appeal ruling over $22.6 billion frozen assets Reuters
Armenia c.bank keeps key refinancing rate unchanged at 6 pct Reuters
Fitch's bank sector outlook for Armenia in 2018 remains stable Armbanks
Romanian insurance market up 6% in the first nine months Romania Insider

Alior Bank
Alior Bank cleared by regulator to use AMA method, expects ca. 0.19 ppt boost to Tier 1 capital PAP

Demirbank
Azeri's financial watchdog revokes DemirBank licence Reuters

Promsvyazbank
BRIEF-Pension Fund Future Decreases Stake In Promsvyazbank Reuters
The co-owner of Promsvyazbank Dmitry Ananyev confirmed the departure from Russia Vedomosti
Promsvyazbank's Ananyev has left Russia, he tells Vedomosti Reuters

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
U.S. jury in trial of Turkish banker shows signs of division Reuters

Türkiye Is Bankasi
BRIEF-Is Bankasi To Sell NPL Portfolio At 25.7 Mln Lira Reuters

Türkiye Vakiflar Bankasi
UPDATE 1-Turkish Treasury to take over 58.45 pct stake in Vakifbank Reuters
Turkey's Vakifbank state bank status will not change with decree Reuters
BRIEF-Vakifbank Authorizes Head Office To Increase Capital Of Arbil Branch To $50.0 Mln Reuters

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