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Brexit hit to operations expected by institutional investors but they will continue to hold UK assets, according to "Brexometer" City A.M.
London mayor warns on EU rivals trying to woo banks Financial Times
Belgian gets top job at European Central Bank De Standaard
ECB says only government bonds will be bought under deposit rate Reuters
Fund sales fell significantly in Europe Börsen-Zeitung
Foreign insurers urge to enter Iran Les Echos

UK AND IRELAND

Bankers expect Britain to back Brexit transition calls Reuters
Bank execs in Davos privately say London clearing probably safe Bloomberg News
UK PM May says she has had positive discussions with banks Reuters
May: I've had positive talks with banks over Brexit City A.M.
May insists banks of 'huge value' as they step up plans to exit Bloomberg News
Peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance agrees funding deal with Eiffel The Irish Times
Solvency II should be watered down post-Brexit, MPs told Insurance Times

Allied Irish Banks
AIB staff to receive average 5.5 per cent pay rise over two years The Irish Times
AIB staff urged to take 5.5pc pay rise Irish Independent

Aon
Aon nears $4.5 billion sale of benefits outsourcing unit - sources Reuters
Aon reportedly near $4.5bn sale of Hewitt benefits unit The Insurance Insider
ARS promotes Platt to new COO role The Insurance Insider

Aviva
Aviva unveils major UK restructure Insurance Times
Aviva unveils UK restructure Post
Brokers: Aviva UK restructure will improve customer retention Insurance Times
Aviva's grand plan: Balance sheet fixed, now let's capitalize on Brexit City A.M.

Barclays
Barclays 'done with massive layoffs' once non-core unit closed Bloomberg News
Barclays CEO says clarity on transition key in Brexit deal Bloomberg News
Barclays may route Frankfurt trades through Dublin after Brexit The Irish Times
Volcker rule and Dodd-Frank are here to stay, and banks need to get used to it: Barclays CEO CNBC
Davos 2017: London will remain financial center of Europe after Brexit, says Barclays chief International Business Times UK
London will remain 'financial lungs' of Europe, says Jes Staley BBC

Brit
Brit launches $250m Lloyd's yacht consortium Post

Legal & General Group
Legal & General Investment Management boosts solutions group Reuters
L&G bolsters pension de-risking team Professional Pensions
Legal and General announce two senior appointments Actuarial Post

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's to open India branch ahead of April renewals Post

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS said to mull multibillion-dollar charge over U.S. mortgages Bloomberg News
State-backed British bank rebuffs government push to boost Iran trade - sources Reuters
RBS considers accepting multi-billion pound legal hit over mortgage bond mis-selling probe The Independent

TP ICAP
TP ICAP announces execution of 500 mln stg notes due 2024 Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

"Shoulder closure of German banks" Börsen-Zeitung
Demography threatens the insurance industry Börsen-Zeitung
Irish ETF provider joins Swiss Exchange finews


Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank sued in U.S. by Jewish trust over $3 billion Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank says inheritance claims of Wertheim Jewish Education Trust unfounded Reuters
Deutsche Bank has just made a major new hire from J.P. Morgan eFinancialCareers
Deutsche Bank's Australian staff unpick bonus edict The Australian Financial Review

Deutsche Postbank
Postbank CEO pushes for separation from Deutsche Bank Handelsblatt
Postbank CEO Frank Strauss: "We will be successful on our own" Handelsblatt

Frankfurter Volksbank
7.55 percent anniversary dividend Börsen-Zeitung

Hamburger Volksbank
Hamburger Volksbank introduces negative interest rates Börsen-Zeitung

LfA Förderbank Bayern
LfA Förderbank is growing strongly Börsen-Zeitung

Oesterreichische Kontrollbank
Oesterreichische Kontrollbank issued international bonds for USD 1,500.0m maturing in 2020 with a 1.75% coupon Cbonds

UBS Group
UBS said to mull moving London investment bankers to Madrid Bloomberg News

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich Insurance says to cut 240 jobs in Britain Reuters
240 jobs at risk as Zurich restructures UK operations Post

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Crédit Agricole Assurances
Predica to sell 300,000 shares in Altarea - Crédit Agricole Assurances Reuters

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa invests in software Les Echos

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The CNMV approves two guidelines to strengthen the transparency of collective investment Europa Press
The investment volume of venture capital and private equity grew by 3% in 2016 Europa Press

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
González (BBVA) sees more layoffs as a result of digitization Europa Press
BBVA will seek the interests of client and bank in the solution of the floor clauses Europa Press

Banco BPI
S&P may increase BPI rating on two levels Jornal Económico
S&P changes BPI's prospect to "positive" with OPA registration Diário De Notícias

Banco Santander
Botín laments Brexit, but shows Santander's commitment to the United Kingdom Europa Press
Santander will repay 10% of the purchases by credit made by mobile until March 15 Europa Press

CaixaBank
CaixaBank's agribusiness grows 11.4% with AgroBank and will add 300 offices Europa Press

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Tomás Correia rejects the need for restructuring at Montepio ordered by Félix Morgado Jornal De Negócios

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Santos Ferreira denies contact with Socrates before going to CGD Jornal De Negócios
Santos Ferreira guarantees not to have been pressed to assign credit in CGD Expresso

Millennium BCP
CMVM prohibits short sales of BCP shares Jornal Económico
CMVM prohibits bet on the fall of BCP shares this Friday Jornal De Negócios

Novo Banco
Banco Económico paid $212 million to Novo Banco but postponed the second tranche Jornal De Negócios
Former BESA pays $212 million to Novo Banco Jornal Económico
Novo Banco ends public aid in February Jornal De Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

EU clears state guarantee for Popolare Vicenza, Veneto Banca debt Reuters
Schäuble warns Athens new bailout deal without IMF not acceptable Ekathimerini
Azzi leaves Federcasse MF
Azzi resigns from Federcasse ANSA
Gortsos resigns as Greek Banks Association general secretary Kerdos

Attica Bank
Final restructuring plan for Attica Bank Kathimerini

Banca IFIS
Banca IFIS buys NPLs for over 1 billion euro MF

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Best to keep Monte dei Paschi listed after state rescue - watchdog Reuters
Monte Paschi retail bondholders should be reimbursed based on price paid - regulator Reuters

Bank of Cyprus
Bank of Cyprus joins the London stock market The Daily Telegraph
Bank of Cyprus: Back from the dead Financial Times

BPER Banca
BPER CEO says could buy CariFerrara by end-month Reuters

Mediobanca
Mediobanca to place stake of up to 3.02 pct in Brunello Cucinelli Reuters

Unione di Banche Italiane
UBI Banca aims to execute cash call by end-June Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Norges Bank survey: Banks alerts borrow tightening E24

Nordea Bank
Nordea picks new communications director at Maersk Berlingske Business

Nordnet
NNB Intressenter says have all necessary authority approvals for Nordnet bid Reuters

Swedbank
Lithuania competition watchdog starts inquiry into Swedbank unit Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

Deloitte: Two banks in Romania could be sold this year Romania Insider
Kostin allows reduction of the central bank key rate to 6-7% in 2017 Vedomosti

Abanka
Slovenia plans to sell bank Abanka this year - SDH Reuters

Bank Millennium
Bank Millennium postpones FY 2016 report to March 6, will forgo report on prelim results PAP

Bank Saint-Petersburg
Bank Saint-Petersburg earned 2.3 billion rubles in 2016 Vedomosti

PZU
PZU insurer to file for regulator's approval for Pekao takeover next week PAP

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank will work on labor exchange Kommersant
Sberbank wants to know about robots Vedomosti

Tatfondbank
Tatfondbank announces change in shareholding structure 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.