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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

Editor's note: The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition will not be published Dec. 31, 2018, and Jan. 1, 2019, on account of the holidays. The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition will return Jan. 2, 2019.

Nomura CEO Signals More Job Cuts in Europe to Reverse Losses Bloomberg News
ECB Says Trade Protectionism Will Crimp Global Growth Next Year Bloomberg News
The ECB calls on states to continue with fiscal adjustments El País
Reinsurance & retro capacity may rise again soon after 1/1 Reinsurance News


U.K. Investigates Leaks in Insider Trading Probe The Wall Street Journal
Ongoing competition to impact profits in London non-life sector: Fitch Reinsurance News

Visa to buy British payments firm Earthport for about $250 million Reuters

HSBC leaves customers waiting for data reforms The Times
Citing Human Rights, HSBC Bank To Divest From Israeli Arms Developer Elbit The Jerusalem Post


FMA specifies how banks need to identify their customers Der Standard
The demand for savings accounts is increasing Börsen-Zeitung

Commerzbank calls for reform of Mifid II Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Markets Aren't Helping Deutsche Bank Shake Off Bad News The Wall Street Journal

Interview with Ex-Chairman Klaus Rehnig: "Soon an international group will buy Wirecard" Handelsblatt


Dutch financials have emergency plans for Brexit De Telegraaf
Banking agencies: the rate of closures is accelerating in France Les Echos
French fintech continue to attract investors L'Agefi

CNP Assurances
RPT-CNP Assurances Acquires Quality Insurance Services Reuters
CNP Assurances will increase its financial flexibility L'Agefi

Parcom Capital
Investor Parcom buys insurer TAF De Telegraaf

Rabobank can not simply take away lease cars, the judge determines Het Financieele Dagblad


BIC puts Bank of Portugal decision in court Jornal De Negócios
The BOE publishes the validation of the royal decree law of payment services Europa Press
$1.7bn compensation to be paid over Spain's 2002 Prestige oil spill Reinsurance News
Carlos Rami, new vice-president of the Solvency II working group of the European insurance federation Europa Press

Banco ActivoBank
BCP injects 47 million euros into ActivoBank Jornal De Negócios

Bankia signs a green loan with Neinor to finance a promotion of 300 sustainable homes Europa Press

BBVA also cleanses balance and sells 1,490 million in toxic credits to the Canadian pension fund El Mundo

CaixaBank deepens its internationalization and opens its first representative office in Canada Europa Press

Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar
The EIB signs an agreement with Cajamar to provide more than 1,000 million in financing to SMEs and the self-employed Europa Press

Ibercaja Banco
Ibercaja sells to Prosegur Cash the companies Dopar, Iberprofin and Enclama Expansión

Kutxabank will pay 127.1 million euros as a dividend on account to the BBK, Kutxa and Vital foundations Europa Press

Novo Banco
RPT-BRIEF-Novo Banco to offload NPAs worth 2.15 bln euros to group of funds Reuters


Alpha Bank
Alpha: The sale of bad loans to Apollo and IFC has been completed Kerdos

Banca Carige
Shares in Carige fail to trade after key cash call blocked Reuters
UPDATE 4-Carige's top investor meets ECB after blocked cash call - sources Reuters

Caltagirone and Del Vecchio go up in Generali MF


Danske Bank
Danske Bank Has Half Its Value Wiped Away, But Will 2019 Be Better? Bloomberg News

Oslo Børs VPS Holding
Euronext offers for Oslo Stock Exchange Börsen-Zeitung
'Oslo Børs fits well with Euronext' De Telegraaf


Russia's Bad Bank Eyes $15 Billion Hole From Rescued Lenders Bloomberg News
Russia revokes licences of largest forex companies Reuters
Russian Banks May Receive Full-Fledged Licenses in China – Trade Representative Sputnik News
Turkish banking watchdog says banking sector NPL may rise to 6 pct in 2019 Reuters
Poland's open funds, subfunds should offer at least two participation units categories - KNF PAP
Poland faces only low risk of excessive lending within 1-4 years - macroprudencial body KSF PAP
Banks in Armenia forgive 15,000 citizens' fines and penalties on overdue loans - Pashinyan ArmBanks

Armeec Insurance
Bulgarian insurer Armeec ups stake in CCB Real Estate Fund REIT SeeNews

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