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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Basel compromise weakens European banks' capital ratios Börsen-Zeitung
Markets may find it hard to absorb wave of bank debt: EU watchdog Reuters
EBA cuts estimates of extra financing banks must raise Financial Times
EBA gives final verdict on European loss absorbing debt Reuters
ECB 'yardstick of predictability' as elections in EU loom: policymaker Villeroy Reuters
Bank of England's Woods doubtful that Trump presidency will ditch financial rules Reuters
Trump may stick with current bank rules, HSBC chairman says Bloomberg News
Reinsurance rates to fall at 1/1, tailored solutions an opportunity: RBC Artemis


British PM May's Brexit plan: secret strategy or muddle? Reuters
U.K.'s Davis open to Brexit transition deal if final goal is set Bloomberg News
BoE says Brexit transitional deal for banks needed soon Reuters
Transitional deal would reduce Brexit's risks to financial stability - BoE The Guardian
UK lawmakers want early talks on Brexit plans for banks Reuters
Britain's services trade can flourish outside the EU Single Market City A.M.
Don't be afraid to fight for the City, Lords tell the government The Daily Telegraph
U.K.'s banking loss may be New York's gain in Brexit, Lords say Bloomberg News
Brexit migration rules could harm City's lead in financial services technology The Guardian
Fears Brexit vote will force Ireland to deal with high legal and insurance costs Irish Independent
UK spread betting groups hit back over plans to limit trades Financial Times
Riskiest financial groups should pay more into compensation scheme, says FCA Financial Times
Central Bank issues warning on cloning The Irish Times
NAMA redeems further €1bn of bond debt The Irish Times
FSCS levy may rise for brokers that use unrated insurers Post
Industry 'concerned' over FSCS levy proposals Post
ILS can help London maintain its competitive edge: City Minister Kirby Artemis

Hastings Group
S.Africa's Rand Merchant buys stake in UK's Hastings Group Reuters
Hastings to be part acquired for up to £499.5m Post

ICAP says court approves capitalization arrangement Reuters

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's of London to establish EU base in the new year Financial Times
Lloyd's has 'well-developed plan' for Brexit Insurance Times
Mixed reaction from market over Lloyd's subscription cuts Post

London Stock Exchange Group
EU has fewer concerns over Deutsche Börse, LSE merger Reuters
EU watchdog homes in on derivatives clearing in LSE's merger with Deutsche Börse The Daily Telegraph
LSE Group says to respond to concerns raised by European Commission Reuters

Permanent TSB Group
Staff at Permanent TSB reject Labour Court pay offer The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland
RBS investors near settlement over £4bn lawsuit Financial Times

Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers names new head of client, business development in Britain Reuters


German lenders struggling in corporate banking with declining margins, profitability Börsen-Zeitung
German insurers increasing IT investments Börsen-Zeitung
Austria plans to hold borrowing steady next year, debt agency says Reuters

Cologne prosecutors stop tax evasion investigations against Berenberg executives Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Italian judge approves Credit Suisse's tax settlement deal - sources Reuters

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank agrees to settle legal dispute with German retail heiress Reuters
Fitch affirms Deutsche Asset Management Germany at 'highest standards', outlook stable Fitch Ratings

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse and LSE say EU's list of merger concerns has shortened Reuters
Deutsche Börse gets EU objections to $12 billion LSE takeover Bloomberg News

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Secured credit risks of Hypo Real Estate Holding could lead to a great loss for Deutsche Pfandbriefbank Börsen-Zeitung
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank facing €134 million loss from 2007 mortgage securitization Handelsblatt

Deutsche Postbank
Postbank is pushing ahead with digitization Börsen-Zeitung

Bremische Bürgerschaft approves NORD/LB's takeover of Bremer Landesbank Börsen-Zeitung


Two former employees of French central bank to be tried in court for embezzlement of public funds La Tribune
Moody's maintains a stable outlook on Belgium's banking system Reuters

AXA says Dentressangle resigns as vice-chairman of board of directors Reuters
AXA unit places purchase offer for real estate co Neue Zürcher Zeitung
AXA Strategic Ventures invests in One software L'Agefi

Belfius Banque
Belfius CEO to discuss with Belgian government about possible IPO De Standaard

Ethias acquires guaranteed rate insurance contracts L'Agefi

Société Générale
Société Générale places non-preferred senior debt instruments L'Agefi


Spain banks borrowed 136 bln euros from ECB in November Reuters
Spanish central bank maintains counter-cyclical capital buffer Europa Press
Portuguese central bank calls for less deficit, warns ECB aid does not last forever Jornal de Negócios

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
BBVA Compass increases its prime lending rate to 3.75 pct Reuters

Spain's SAREB proceeding to rectify asset transfer agreement signed with Banco CEISS Europa Press

Banco Santander
Spanish central bank designates Banco Santander as systemically important for 2018 Europa Press

Portuguese market regulator begins analysis of CaixaBank's takeover bid for Banco BPI Jornal de Negócios


Italian PM wins Senate confidence vote as new referendum looms Reuters
EU rules allow for state aid to Italy's bank sector: ECB's Praet Reuters
EU's Juncker says problems at Italian banks not unsolvable Reuters
Greece's row with eurozone deepens as creditors halt debt relief The Daily Telegraph
Greek bond yields jump as debt relief put on hold Reuters
Moody's upgrades two Cypriot banks Kerdos

Attica Bank
Attica Bank transfers its 1,045 mln euro NPL portfolio to an SPV Reuters
Attica Bank transfers €1.2 billion NPL portfolio Kerdos
Attica Bank's recapitalization plan to be completed by end of January 2017 Naftemporiki

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi board to reconvene on Thursday: source Reuters
Italy market watchdog studying Monte dei Paschi swap request - source Reuters

Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna
BPER CEO says won't bid for rescued bank CariFe Reuters

Piraeus Bank
SSM email halts Piraeus's CEO selection Kathimerini English Edition
Greek government reacts to the developments in Piraeus Bank's CEO selection Kerdos

Capital hungry UniCredit makes quick dash to AT1 market Reuters
UniCredit places €500 million AT1 bond MF
UniCredit shakes off Italy tag with NPL fire sale Euromoney


Fitch: Benign environment supports Nordic banks' stable outlook Fitch Ratings
Norway tightens mortgage rules amid fears of house-price bubble Reuters
Stability council says Sweden may need to do more to curb household debt Reuters
Iceland's central bank cuts rates to limit advance of krona Bloomberg News
Booming Iceland needs to sober up, governor warns after rate cut Bloomberg News
Nets director looking to restore market confidence FinansWatch

Danske Bank
Defensive shares revival is a positive signal, says Danske Bank's equity strategist FinansWatch

Nordea Bank
Nordea Bank names head of asset management FinansWatch


Russian central bank found more than 170 financial pyramids in 2016 Vedomosti
Russia's two major banks present growth forecasts for the next year or two Vedomosti
Georgia's keeps key refinancing rate unchanged at 6.5 pct Reuters

Getin Noble Bank
Getin Noble Bank sees CEO Rosinski resign, selects dep CEO Klimczak as acting CEO PAP

Komercní banka
Komercní banka provides security solutions for mobile banking E15

National Bank Trust
Russian prosecutor's office sends request to Ukraine for extradition of ex-owner of National Bank Trust Vedomosti

Ukraine's largest bank hits back at nationalization reports Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Tech hires see Russia's Sberbank catching up on big data Bloomberg News
Sberbank promises to get rid of paper documents with corporate clients in 2017-end

Moody's lowers ratings of Tatfondbank Vedomosti
Tatfondbank to present three scenarios of financial recovery to Russia's central bank
Tatarstan government not ready to give up shares in Tatfondbank

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