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'Brexit: 'Big gap' remains in UK-EU deal discussions BBC News
Britain and EU say work remains to be done to reach Brexit deal Reuters
Johnson Stumbles in Bid for Brexit Deal as EU Demands Answers Bloomberg News
EU tells Johnson to give more ground on Brexit The Times
EU Says Johnson's Brexit Plan Not Good Enough Ahead of Summit Bloomberg News
Brexit: Sign this deal or let us go now, Boris tells EU The Times
Jean-Claude Trichet defends Mario Draghi stance on monetary policy Financial Times
ECB's Holzmann calls current monetary policy 'wrong', hopes for new course under Lagarde Reuters
Spend more if you want ECB to raise rates, Draghi tells governments Reuters
Peter Praet: "ECB does not try to please governments" Les Echos
ECB needs to turn the page on September meeting, Villeroy says Reuters
Banks ramp up bets on Brexit deal as mood music improves Reuters
Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry The Guardian
Europe's climate credentials face acid test in EIB fossil fuel vote Reuters
Facebook's Libra currency abandoned by major financial companies Reuters


Jeremy Corbyn warns MPs against backing Brexit deal - even if it is put to referendum Sky News
UK's damaged 'speed limit' for growth could hamper Bank of England lowering rates, says deputy Governor The Telegraph
UK markets watchdog says midweek Brexit a challenge Reuters
Third of fund managers consider leaving UK after Brexit, CFA poll finds Financial News
British regulator reviews JPMorgan metals trading amid U.S. probe: sources Reuters
CFOs prioritise cost-cutting as uncertainty bites City A.M.
UK financial services firms leading the way on automation City A.M.

AA seeks new chairman to steer it through turnaround plan Sky News

AIB Group
AIB set to shed 1,000 staff by 2022 as bad debt workload falls Irish Independent
AIB to shed 1,000 staff by 2022 as bad debt workload falls The Irish Times
AIB shakes up boardroom, pulls units into bigger Retail Banking division Irish Independent
AIB seeking approval for distribution of excess capital, CEO says Reuters
AIB names Jim O'Keeffe as retail banking head The Irish Times

Top Barclays bankers 'created smokescreen to hide Qatari fees' Financial Times

Beazley appoints head of corporate development Post

Funding Circle
Funding Circle seeks to ease fears over withdrawal delays Financial Times

HSBC plans First Direct relaunch to compete with digital rivals Financial Times

Irish Bank Resolution
UK judges reject IBRC appeal over tax ruling The Irish Times

London Stock Exchange Group
LSE lays down tougher rules for green bond reporting Financial Times

Revolut looks to raise $1.5bn to expand worldwide Financial Times
Revolut targets $1.5bn to join fintech elite Sky News

St. James's Place
St James's Place staff rebel over culled cruises The Times


ECB has one year of German debt to buy before limits, sources say Reuters
Central Fund House for Sparkassen is getting closer: Deka-Helaba merger would bundle business fields Börsen-Zeitung
Bafin brings parties in the PSD2 dispute to a table Handelsblatt
Hard Brexit won't hit us, 60% of Germany's small and medium-sized firms say Reuters

Commerzbank sounds out potential mBank buyers as lenders hire advisors: sources Reuters
Commerzbank is working together with Goldman Sachs for mBank sales Handelsblatt
Commerzbank launches pilot over Marco Polo Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse's Largest Investor Says Spygate Story Was Planted Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank to sell stake in LSE-backed Turquoise Financial News
Deutsche Bank withdraws from Malta Handelsblatt

Merkur Bank
Merkur Bank wants to increase profits Börsen-Zeitung

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich Portugal appeals against cartel conviction in insurance Jornal de Negócios
Zurich Portugal appealed the AdC fine to the Competition Court Jornal Económico


CPB director Laura van Geest to take over at Dutch financial services authority AFM
CPB director Laura van Geest new AFM board chairman Het Financieele Dagblad
VEB: companies must tell more about return on capital Het Financieele Dagblad
The banking gendarme has a new boss: Dominique Laboureix at the head of the ACPR La Tribune

AXA studies opportunities to grow in Spain, even with banking alliances Expansión

Euronext plans cash-settled commodity contracts Reuters
Euronext wants to expand and has in Porto the technological pillar Jornal de Negócios

Groupama Group
Financial regulator OKs Groupama Bulgarian unit buy of Express Life Insurance SEENews

Société Générale
SocGen scraps plans for securities JV in China in favor of wholly owned business Reuters


Spanish insurers annually pay six out of ten burials Expansión
Banking union approves merger amendment Jornal Económico

Banco Santander
The Popular was nine years in losses, according to the experts of the bondholders El País
More than 1,400 Santander employees adhered to the ERE have already left the bank Expansión
Santander signs at the World Bank an advisor to clean up its balance sheet Expansión

Bankia shoots its investment fund business Expansión

BBVA slows the sale of its Chilean financial Forum to boost its value Expansión

Millennium BCP
BCP just lost one lawsuit in Poland Expresso


Cyprus, Malta lead EU ranking of $1.6 trillion assets held offshore Reuters
Investors flee Italian funds over political uncertainty Financial Times
Bank loans to Italian companies have collapsed AGI
Banks are speeding up real estate auctions Kathimerini
Significant prospects in Greek banks 'see' Wood Kathimerini
Fitch: Credit positive for Hercules plan for Greek banks Naftemporiki

Generali, head of international operations, sold shares for 1.86 mln Milano Finanza

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo in Camfin will have 10.7% of the voting rights Milano Finanza

UPDATE 1-Mediobanca investor Bollore says happy with bank's CEO Nagel Reuters
Mediobanca Shareholder Bollore Backs CEO in Billionaire Showdown Bloomberg News
Italy's Del Vecchio calls on Mediobanca to grow through M&A Reuters

Unicredit makes provision for emergencies Börsen-Zeitung


Arbejdernes Landsbank
Merkur Andelskasse hires new director at Arbejdernes Landsbank FinansWatch

Danske Bank
Analysts: Investors pay high fine to Danske Bank FinansWatch

Djurslands Bank
Djurslands Bank upgrades to new conversion wave FinansWatch

Salling Bank
Mortgage rescheduling leads to upgrading at Salling Bank FinansWatch

Swedbank lowers the interest rate on mortgages SvD Näringsliv
Swedbank follows Danske Bank's interest rate cut on Swedish mortgage loans FinansWatch


Russia looks at alternatives to dollar for energy transactions Financial Times
Russia exploring currency settlement in euros, roubles for energy exports - FT Reuters
Central Bank against the restriction on five-year ownership of rehabilitated banks Vedomosti
Banks will keep data with them: They are not ready to exchange their own and client information Kommersant
Ministry of Finance proposed to ban banks from imposing additional services Vedomosti
Lost license Samara Bank sued Bondarchuk 11 million rubles Vedomosti
Czech Finance Minister prefers savings to raising deficit in 2020 if slowdown worsens Reuters
Counterfeit banknotes and coins decreased by the end of September ČTK
Credit volume of banking sector increased Hürriyet
Polish banks faces negative risk trend rise from CJEU ruling - S&P PAP

Life Insurance Institute
Bulgaria's Life Insurance Institute to offer services in Italy SEENews

Ukraine loan talks with IMF 'stalled' over PrivatBank: central bank Reuters

Sudostroitelny Bank
Six Billion Contributed to SB-Bank Case Kommersant

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