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Monday's headlines, Financials edition

U.S. Ready to Impose Sanctions on European Companies in Iran, Bolton Says The Wall Street Journal
Banks struggle to combat the cyber crime bad guys Financial Times
Positive reinsurance pricing trends likely unsustainable, warns Fitch Reinsurance News

UK AND IRELAND

May Says 'Trust Me' on Brexit Bloomberg News
Exclusive - Banks to seek special exemptions for foreign staff after Brexit: sources Reuters
Regulators need to show they care about whistleblowers Financial Times
Whistleblowing cases at asset managers hit new low Financial Times
Brexit seen as UK ILS deterrent for some sponsors Artemis
Potential for UK life insurers to broaden services and generate higher profits: Oliver Wyman Reinsurance News
Gallagher acquires U.K. insurance broker Business Insurance
MPs call for pensions watchdog to be scrapped over Carillion failings The Daily Telegraph
Gender pay gap hits 91% for financial services workers earning more than £1m a year The Independent
Moulton-backed litigation funder Manolete Partners lines up £100m London listing City A.M.
Legal firm Manolete Partners in £100m listing The Sunday Times

AIB Group
Cerberus said to lead race for AIB bad-loans portfolio The Irish Times

Ariadne Capital
Ex-Dragons' Den star Julie Meyer reported to the FCA for misconduct as her ex-adviser crowdfunds for legal battle City A.M.
Malta's financial watchdog targets former Dragons' Den star Julie Meyer The Sunday Times

Aviva
Aviva backs ban on contingent fees for pension transfer advice Financial Times

Barclays
MOVES-Barclays hires Citigroup's Clements, beefs up US CLO platform Reuters
Barclays CEO's Penalties Over Whistleblower Saga Top $1.5 Million The Wall Street Journal
Barclays CEO Jes Staley fined £640,000 over whistleblowing scandal Financial Times

Beaufort Securities
Beaufort Securities' customers accept administration plan Financial Times

Bridgepoint Advisers
Bridgepoint Targets €750 Million for Maiden Credit Fund Private Equity News

HSBC Holdings
HSBC says performs first trade finance transaction using blockchain Reuters
HSBC claims first trade-finance deal with blockchain Financial Times

Legal & General Group
L&G announces two deals as it looks to ramp up GI premium Post

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Bank announces further £2bn funding for sustainable investment City A.M.
Report on HBOS collapse prompts scrutiny of bosses' conduct The Daily Telegraph

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Independent appeals are available for GRG victims The Times
RBS boss plans to stay to oversee return to private ownership Reuters
RBS Chief Executive Ross McEwan Live On LBC LBC

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

German online bank uses Bitcoins to transfer loans Reuters

Berliner Volksbank
Berliner Volksbank again cuts jobs - another 115 jobs are lost Handelsblatt

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank looks to remove investment unit underperformers Financial Times
Ex-Deutsche Bank broker told to pay £1m over insider dealing The Guardian
Ex-Deutsche Bank Broker Pays $1.4 Million in Criminal Case Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank shakes up leadership at its biggest unit Financial Times

Hannover Re
Hannover Re parent consolidating specialty operations Business Insurance

Julius Bär Gruppe
"I am convinced that we can still grow in Europe" Handelsblatt

Talanx
Talanx CEO sees international expansion delivering Intelligent Insurer

Wiener Privatbank
New start for sale of Wiener Privatbank Der Standard

FRANCE AND BENELUX

ECB head Draghi backs France's call to complete banking union Financial Times
Bankers With Broken English Are Luxembourg's Brexit Bottleneck Bloomberg News
Banks are reluctant to accompany Belgian entrepreneurs in Iran L'Echo

Natixis
MOVES-Natixis names van Essche global head of restructuring and workout Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Caixa and Sabadell: "With the speech of Torra it is not possible to return to the headquarters in Catalonia" El Mundo
Small insurers defend their independence against the appetite of large groups Expansión

Banco Popular Español
The banks surveyed to buy Popular estimated between 6,000 and 11,000 million the deficit of provisions Europa Press

Banco Santander
Santander to launch stand-alone UK digital bank The Daily Telegraph
Santander to build digital bank in the UK City A.M.
Santander proposes to unions to incorporate two weeks of leave before maternity leave Europa Press

Bankia
Carlos Egea (Bankia) foresees that in the near future there will only be six banks in Spain Expansión
Bankia denies 55% of requests for geographical mobility by the ERE Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD moves from losses to profits in the quarter Jornal de Negócios
CGD with 100 million win in Brussels Jornal de Negócios

Unicaja Banco
Unicaja chooses and ratifies the members of its board and creates the Technology Committee Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy's Politics Fail to Rattle Its Financial Markets The Wall Street Journal
Emergency central bank funding to Greek banks drops 25 pct in April Reuters

Attica Bank
Attica Bank pushes Kalogritsas group for a solution Ekathimerini

Banca Carige
Italy's Carige swings to first quarter profit, total capital lags requirement Reuters
Carige reviews the profit after 5 years. It aims to accelerate on the transfer of Npl Il Sole 24 Ore

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi profit points to better times for Italy's banks Reuters
Mps returns to profit. On the stock exchange the title hangs up 3 euros Il Sole 24 Ore

Iccrea Banca
Iccrea, a billion Npl sold in June with the Gacs Il Sole 24 Ore

Mediobanca
Mediobanca logs growth in quarterly profit Market Watch
Mediobanca, profits to 682 million Nagel: no exit from the pact Il Sole 24 Ore

UniCredit
Hedge fund Caius says uncertainties remain on UniCredit notes Reuters

Unione di Banche Italiane
Ubi Banca: quarter profit + 75% ANSA

Unipol Gruppo
Unipol triples profit, rises to 476 mln ANSA
Unipol, profits up 3.8% to 163 mln Milano Finanza

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Norway cenbank gov says time soon right for rate hike - op-ed Reuters
Banks' fees increase four times as fast as regular prices Politiken
Large banks' bonuses have been halved SvD Näringsliv

EASTERN EUROPE

Russian bank head sees bailout costs rising Financial Times
Kazakh banker in Russia at home, but under arrest Kommersant

Akbank
Approval from the CMB for Akbank's application Hürriyet

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie
Poland's Handlowy sees further banking consolidation Reuters
Bank Handlowy's Q1 profit increases Warsaw Business Journal

Corporate Commercial Bank
Bulgaria charges two Corpbank supervisors with mismanagement Reuters

Otkritie Bank
Russia's Otkritie saddled with $6.8 bln of troubled assets Reuters

OTP Bank
OTP's Croatian unit swings to net profit in Q1 on Splitska acquisition SEENews

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank refused loans under bail Vedomosti

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