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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB rate reprieve might save battered euro zone banks billions Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

Raab Says EU's Brexit Stance Makes Progress on Deal 'Difficult' Bloomberg News
New rebel bid to halt no-deal Brexit amid fury at PM's enforcer The Guardian
US will be 'on doorstep' ready to sign UK trade deal after Brexit, says Pompeo The Guardian
Irish minister predicts Britain will crash out of EU in October Reuters
Boris and Brexit send investors fleeing from UK funds Financial News
Citigroup names new co-head of UK investment banking Financial News
Next Irish central bank chief says could have handled NZ data leak better Reuters
Makhlouf Says He Looks Forward to Irish Central Bank Job After Row Bloomberg News

Bank of Ireland Group
Bank Of Ireland signals Apple Pay delay Irish Independent
Bank of Ireland launch of Apple Pay may drift to 2020 The Irish Times

Burford Capital
Short-seller attacks Woodford-backed litigation fund Burford Financial News

Hargreaves Lansdown
Hargreaves Lansdown executives forgo bonuses over Woodford woes Financial Times
Hargreaves Lansdown management to give up bonuses amid Woodford furore Reuters

HSBC
HSBC sticks by US strategy despite missing targets Financial Times
Ex-HSBC Banker Pleads Guilty in $1.8 Billion French Tax Case Bloomberg News
HSBC appoints Nicolas Moreau to lead fund business Financial Times
Ex-DWS boss Moreau goes to HSBC Handelsblatt

Investec Group
Investec expects to float asset management unit next year Reuters

Legal & General Group
UPDATE 2-Legal & General profits boosted by corporate pension deals Reuters
Legal & General highlights 'huge opportunity' in bulk annuities Financial Times
Legal & General boosts profit and revenue in first half of 2019 City A.M.
LGIM boosted by Japanese passive investment win Financial News

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds took £21m hit on loan for failed college Financial Times

MS Amlin
MS Amlin's Q1 result hit by more frequent non-cat large losses Reinsurance News

Phoenix Group
UPDATE 1-Profit jumps at pension buyout specialists Phoenix Reuters

Schroders
Schroders' wealth unit Benchmark adds Funk for growth Financial News

Secure Trust Bank
Secure Trust's provisions rise as used car values drop Reuters

Standard Life Aberdeen
Standard Life Aberdeen suffers hit to first-half profit Financial Times
UPDATE 2-Standard Life Aberdeen H1 hit by more outflows, shares fall Reuters
Standard Life Outflows Persist as It Fails to Quell Concerns Bloomberg News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Austrian banks pay 356 million euros negative interest Die Presse

Banque Lombard Odier & Cie
Lombard Odier Hires Compatriots of Annika Falkengren finews.com

Commerzbank
Commerzbank lifts loan provisions as economy worsens Financial Times
Commerzbank's targeted rise in 2019 net profit 'ambitious' Reuters
Commerzbank Says Profit Target Is at Risk Bloomberg News
Commerzbank's profit collapses - Bank still holds on to the annual Handelsblatt

Deutsche Bank
London Deutsche Bank trader charged in Germany for 'VAT fraud' City A.M.

Luzerner Kantonalbank
The Luzerner Kantonalbank advances an expert on legal issues finews.ch

Munich Re
UPDATE 1-Munich Re Q2 net profit up 36%, maintains 2019 profit forecast Reuters
Munich Re is on the right track Börsen-Zeitung

Swiss Re
Swiss Re exploring use of AI-driven automation tool Reinsurance News

UBS Group
UBS Accounts Probed as Italian Agency Extends Tax Crackdown Bloomberg News
Italian tax authorities ask for information on UBS clients Reuters
Ex-UBS customers in the sights of Italy Börsen-Zeitung
Italian UBS customers in the sights of the tax authorities Neue Zürcher Zeitung
The Inland Revenue asks Switzerland for the names of UBS's clients Il Sole 24 Ore

Wirecard
UPDATE 1-Wirecard raises guidance for 2019, 2020 on Q2 momentum Reuters
Wirecard Raises 2019 Profit Outlook on Surging Web Payments Bloomberg News
Wirecard increases the prognosis Börsen-Zeitung

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich Insurance set to beat profit targets after strong H1 Reuters
Zurich Insurance sets new financial targets Finanz und Wirtschaft

FRANCE AND BENELUX

"De Nederlandsche Bank forces banks to act as tax inspectors" Het Financieele Dagblad

ABN Amro Bank
ABN Amro says lower interest rates hit deposit margins Financial Times
ABN Amro Warns on Interest Rates as Margins Come Under Pressure Bloomberg News
ABN Amro flags possible money laundering fines in latest blow to shares Reuters
ABN Amro CFO says 2020 cost-income target 'looks challenging' Reuters
DNB gives ABN Amro a finger touch for failing money laundering control Het Financieele Dagblad
ABN Amro must screen all private customers from DNB Het Financieele Dagblad
Fraudster lurking for ABN Amro customers De Telegraaf

Ageas
Ageas sees H1 2019 profit rise 70% after Ogden boost Insurance Age
Ageas UK CEO slams government over discount rate review Post
Ageas has had the strongest half year ever De Tijd
Ageas collapses under the demands of Fortis shareholders L'Echo

Van Lanschot Kempen
Van Lanschot must recalculate penalty interest De Telegraaf

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Santander and BBVA cut their risk in half in six months Expansión

BBVA
BBVA sells its subsidiary in Paraguay for 241 million euros El País

Novo Banco
Novo Banco sold real estate and bad credit with 67% discount Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco sold real estate and bad credit for 159 million euros Jornal Económico
Novo Banco sells toxic loans and real estate to Americans for a third of the value Expresso

ITALY AND GREECE

Defiant Salvini Hints Time Is Almost Up for Italy's Government Bloomberg News
Moody's: Trumps and thorns for Greek banks Naftemporiki

Banca IMI
Banca IMI makes a profit of 710 million (+ 64%), half of which comes from abroad MF

Banca Mediolanum
Banca Mediolanum: collected since the beginning of the year 2.3 billion MF

BPER Banca
Italy's BPER profit falls on loan losses, softer revenues Reuters

Credito Valtellinese
Italy's Creval ready to sell 800 mln euros of bad loans Reuters
Creval hopes for the sale of Npl 800 mln by the end of the year MF
Credito Valtellinese toasts the growth in the half-year profit Il Messaggero

UniCredit
UniCredit second-quarter profit jumps, cuts 2019 revenue target Financial Times
UniCredit lowers 2019 revenue forecast, sticks to profit goal Reuters
UniCredit Cuts Revenue Target as It Struggles to Spur Growth Bloomberg News
Unicredit makes 1.85 billion profit with Fineco, under expectations MF
Unicredit, profit at 3.2 billion in 6 months ANSA
UniCredit could shift December presentation from London over Brexit Reuters
Czech and Slovak UniCredit Bank increased profit by 13 pp to 4.9 billion ČTK
Italy's UniCredit grows H1 cons net profit in Bulgaria 6.1% y/y SEENews

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Danske Bank
Danske Bank receives criticism for discrimination against corporate customers FinansWatch

Djurslands Bank
Djurslands Bank delivers the best half year in the bank's history FinansWatch

Ringkjøbing Landbobank
Landbobank Manager: Customer access and conversions increased FinansWatch

Sampo
UPDATE 2-Finnish insurer Sampo eyes new Nordic investments Reuters
Sampo delivered strong results in the second quarter FinansWatch
Sampo chief executive will see more ambitious savings targets in Nordea FinansWatch
Sampo distributes shares in Nordea Sydsvenskan

Saxo Bank
Saxo Bank completes acquisition of BinckBank Finextra
Saxo takes over BinckBank acquisition De Telegraaf
Saxo Bank now acquires 600,000 customers: "The acquisition is a win-win for all parties" FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Debt to their hands; The Supreme Court allowed not to fine banks for hard work with borrowers Kommersant
ECB to test five Croatian banks as country aims for euro entry Reuters
Belarus central bank cuts main interest rate to 9.5% Reuters
Czech banks prosper best in history. They reached a bold premium from the CNB E15
TESK calls for interest to banks Hürriyet

Bank Pekao
Pekao: an ambitious plan, but a skeptical market Rzeczpospolita
Pekao bank posts PLN 582.1 mln Q2 attrib. net profit vs PLN 575.8 mln expected PAP
Bank Pekao eyes maintaining double-digit retail loan book growth in '20, strong growth in corporates PAP
Pekao bank eyes keeping costs flat in 2020 due to in-house optimization, hopes for lower BFG payment PAP
Bank Pekao eyes NIM improvement of "at least 1 bp per quarter" - CFO PAP

Sberbank of Russia
Dividends and expensive deposits reduced Sberbank's revenues Vedomosti
Sberbank lent to companies; Bank increased corporate lending Kommersant

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankası
Intense interest in Ziraat Bank's greenhouse loan package Hürriyet

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