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Tuesday's headlines, Financials edition

Stricter bank supervision needed in developing nations, says policymakers Financial Times
Goldman, JPMorgan to invest in blockchain startup Axoni - sources Reuters
Lagarde keeps IMF job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France Reuters
IMF board backs Lagarde following conviction for negligence Bloomberg News
Smart beta ETFs have hedge funds in their sights Financial Times
Insurers face 'highly challenging period', says AM Best Post
AM Best warns of risk of adverse reserve development Insurance Day
European supervisors consult on big data Insurance Day


UK AND IRELAND

Theresa May's Brexit dilemma The Wall Street Journal
May doesn't rule out transition deal, post-Brexit payments to EU Bloomberg News
Brexit defined — U.K. lawmakers told what hard and soft mean Bloomberg News
UK hedge fund lobby group outlines Brexit wishlist Reuters
Banks may be able to sue EU if denied transitional deal - document Reuters
U.K. lawmakers ask for evidence that too-big-to-fail is solved Bloomberg News
Carney advances BOE overhaul as Brexit, Trump jolt world order Bloomberg News
Banks may groan – but Andrew Tyrie is right to launch a new inquiry The Guardian
Why you may be overcharged for underperforming actively managed funds City A.M.
Pound is 'one of the most undervalued' currencies among the G-10 Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank's five reasons why the pound is overvalued Bloomberg News
UK lender Nationwide sees house price growth slowing to around 2 pct in 2017 Reuters
Ireland will not be 'global tax collector' - Donohoe Irish Independent
Insurers fight back against personal injuries review Financial Times
EU data regulations 'inevitable' in UK despite Brexit Post
FCA admits its email system was 'spoofed' Post

Anglo Irish Bank
Ex-Anglo finance director pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining loan of €8m Irish Independent
McAteer pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining loan The Irish Times

Aviva
Aviva claims director joins IFB board Post

Barclays
Barclays severing ties with up to 7,000 clients to boost returns Bloomberg News

Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin buy Duncan Lawrie Asset Management Reuters
Brewin and Arbuthnot to break up wealth manager Duncan Lawrie The Daily Telegraph

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
JLT says JLT Re to buy Stonehill Reinsurance Partners Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Weary RBS investors demand £1bn in compensation for 2008 rights issue disaster City A.M.

XL Group
XL Catlin expands kidnap and ransom offering Insurance Day

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

German growth significantly higher in the fourth-quarter: Bundesbank Reuters
Swiss National Bank boosts currency reserve provisions Reuters
Blockchain: Swisscom joins global standard finews.com

Allied World Assurance Co.
Fitch places Allied World's ratings on Rating Watch Negative Reuters
Fairfax Financial buying Allied World for $4.9bn Artemis
Brit owner Fairfax buys Allied World for $4.9bn Post

BZ Bank
Ebner's BZ Bank suffers drop in profit finews.com

Credit Suisse
U.S. proposed $5 billion - $7 billion penalty on Credit Suisse on toxic debt - source Reuters
Credit Suisse nearing U.S. mortgage settlement, Reuters reports Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank could settle U.S. penalty this week: source Reuters
Deutsche Bank DOJ settlement could come this week, Reuters says Bloomberg News

Leonteq
Leonteq cuts profit forecast; reconsiders dividend policy finews.com

Munich Re
$101.4m Eden Re II reinsurance sidecar notes listed for Munich Re Artemis

ProCredit Bank
ProCredit goes public Börsen-Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Lux-Leaks appeal process: prosecutor lowers penalty Der Standard

Amundi
Amundi taps deputy director to handle Pioneer merger Pensions & Investments
Dominique Carrel-Billiard joins Amundi Le Figaro

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Spanish banks' bad loans 9.3 pct of total credit in October Reuters
Portugal will be the first to reach the limits on ECB's asset-purchase program Jornal De Negócios

Banco Espírito Santo
Banco Espírito Santo retail customers to get 60 pct of money back Reuters

Banco Popular Español
Popular appoints Carmen Riveras new general director of risks Europa Press

Millennium BCP
Millennium BCP approves higher voting rights cap for Fosun offer Reuters

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy govt seeks approval to use up to 20 bln euros to save banks Reuters
Italy cabinet to ready paperwork for debt hike to save banks - govt sources Reuters
Italy paves way for a $21 billion rescue plan for ailing banks Bloomberg News
Italy said to weigh boosting public debt to prepare bank aid Bloomberg News
Intesa CEO says Atlante should not drop Monte dei Paschi deal Reuters
Greece's central bank boss speaks on grappling with debtors Financial Times
Moody's voices concern at 'material delay' in Greece debt relief talks The Guardian

Attica Bank
Attica Bank reports losses in the nine months of 2016 Kerdos

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Key investor says to go ahead with Monte dei Paschi investment Reuters
Monte dei Paschi rescue thrown into turmoil The Daily Telegraph
Monte dei Paschi drop 8.5 pct triggering suspension Reuters

Credito Valtellinese
Creval sells unlikely-to-pay loans at 43 pct of nominal value Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo not aware of any probe over Rosneft deal Reuters
Intesa draws bids for 2.5 bln euro bad loan portfolio - sources Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Nordic countries to cooperate on cross-border banking regulation Reuters
Nets accused of secrecy pre-IPO Finans
Norges Bank reports 5.12 pct passive stake in Aflac Reuters

Aktia Pankki
Taaleri: Vakuutusosakeyhtiö Garantia signs cooperation agreement with Aktia Pankki Reuters

CapMan
CapMan: preliminary result of exchange offer for Norvestia's shares Reuters

Tryg
Tryg ends share buy back programme Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

Russia c.bank includes 600 bln rouble Rosneft bond in Lombard List Reuters
EU renews sanctions on Russia but this time could be the last Bloomberg News
Russian ambassador killed in Turkey by gunman invoking Syria Bloomberg News
Russian central bank revokes licenses of four banks Vedomosti
Ukrainian tycoon's sacred cow seized by state Reuters
Hungarian cbank offers to accept HUF 400 bln worth of 3-month deposits on Wed Reuters
Poland number one choice in Europe for investors – HSBC Warsaw Business Journal
Armenian central bank auctions 3 billion drams worth short-term government bonds ArmBanks
Italian banker impressed by Armenian banking legislation ArmBanks

ALFA-BANK
ALFA-BANK to issue additional placement of perpetual eurobonds in dollars Vedomosti

Alternatifbank
Alternatifbank becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Commercial Bank of Qatar Hürriyet

Getin Noble Bank
Getin Noble Bank sells 10.9% stake in credit information agency BIK for PLN 50 mln PAP

Privatbank
EBRD says could take stake in Ukraine's PrivatBank after clean up Reuters
Relief as Kiev nationalises largest lender Financial Times
Ukraine declares largest lender insolvent, readies support 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.