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Euro zone inflation would rise even if ECB support was reduced - Weidmann Reuters
Austria's Nowotny says ECB inflation target will be questioned Reuters
EU presses plan to bundle debt of eurozone countries Financial Times
EU agrees on rules to revive securitised debt market Reuters
EU watchdog issues licensing guide for Brexit rush of financial firms Reuters
EU banking watchdog says little sense in merger with insurance counterpart Reuters


No Brexit Deal 'Worst-Case Scenario' for U.K. Economy, CEP Says Bloomberg News
Regulator warns City against setting up post-Brexit 'letterbox' companies in EU Financial Times
Bankers Warned Against 'Letterbox' Offices in EU After Brexit Bloomberg News
Regulator demands detailed Brexit plans from UK asset managers Financial Times
U.K.'s Largest Asset Managers Questioned on Brexit Plans by FCA Bloomberg News
UK credit card borrowing grows at fastest pace in 11 years Financial Times
EU insurance regulator warns relocating UK insurers against using 'empty shell' subsidiaries Insurance Day

Allied Irish Banks
UPDATE 1-Ireland's AIB sees "very significant" investor IPO appetite Reuters
AIB could take a decade to fully reprivatise, Irish finance minister warns The Daily Telegraph
State may sell bigger AIB stake at €13bn valuation Irish Independent
AIB plans to deal quickly with €8.6bn bad loans problem The Irish Times

Aviva detected £85m in insurance fraud last year Post

Barclays Heads Out of Africa The Wall Street Journal
Barclays sells half its shares in African arm Financial Times
UPDATE 2-Barclays set to sell $2 bln stake in Africa business Reuters
Barclays to surrender control of Africa unit with £1.6bn sale Sky News

HSBC Holdings markets Singapore dollar AT1 bonds at 5% area Reuters
MOVES-HSBC's corporate trust and loan agency unit makes key appointment Reuters
HSBC to roll out robo-advice for small savers Financial Times

IG Group
IG Group points to modest full-year ahead of clampdown Financial Times
IG Group profits rise despite 'quiet' financial markets Financial Times
IG Group sales revive despite fear of new spread betting rules The Daily Telegraph

Lloyds Banking Group
Noel Edmonds starts countdown clock for Lloyds compensation The Guardian

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS in fresh settlement talks with holdouts in rights issue case Reuters


Frankfurt should get EU bank supervisor - Merkel Reuters
SNB still has ample room to expand balance sheet, Jordan says Reuters
Swiss National Bank bought 77 bln Sfr in financial assets in 2016 Reuters

Berner Kantonalbank
Berner Kantonalbank extends its management

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank gets Polish bank sale underway - sources Reuters
Deutsche Bank gives up Polska Börsen-Zeitung
Deutsche Bank inks $3bn Chinese project finance deal Financial Times
Deutsche Bank cooperates in China Börsen-Zeitung
Deutsche Bank to Hire 50 for Asia Wealth Business in Second Half Bloomberg News
"We want to be competitive: "Deutsche Bank is stepping up its corporate banking business in Italy and Spain with the help of the EIB Börsen-Zeitung

"An attack on our financing system:" DZ Bank warns against possible consequences of Basel IV Börsen-Zeitung

KfW supports high-tech funds Börsen-Zeitung

Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen's Polish unit obliged to conduct IPO by June 30 -regulator Reuters

SIX Group
Swiss stock exchange operator Six Group says CEO to step down Financial Times
SIX Group says CEO to leave company in H1 2018 Reuters
Six-Group boss Rüegsegger takes the hat Börsen-Zeitung

St. Galler Kantonalbank
Private banking boss goes by immediately Neue Zürcher Zeitung

UBS Group
Lower costs are borne by UBS from Zurich to Biel Neue Zürcher Zeitung
UBS to Shift Service Jobs to Smaller Cities finews
UBS: Stock exchange entanglement in Hong Kong

Varengold Bank
BRIEF-Varengold Bank: result of subscription offer of capital increase Reuters

VP Bank
BRIEF-VP Bank says buyback of shares on standard trading line complete Reuters

Wüstenrot & Württembergische
BRIEF-W&W AG says it is assessing options for Wustenrot Bank AG Pfandbriefbank Reuters


U.S. insurer FM Global approved for EU hub amid Brexit concerns Reuters

ASR Nederland
BRIEF-ASR Nederland operating result up at 191 million euros in Q1 2017 Reuters ?
'Solid Results ASR' De Telegraaf

Crédit du Nord
Fitch Affirms Credit du Nord at 'A'; Outlook Stable Reuters

ING Groep
UPDATE 1-Dutch bank ING to cut Amsterdam trading jobs, move some to London Reuters
ING moves more dealers from Amsterdam to London Het Financieele Dagblad

Two directors Rabobank leave early Het Financieele Dagblad
Rabobank chooses group management De Telegraaf


Standard & Poor's warns that it is too early to raise Portugal's rating Jornal de Negócios
The new provisions rule will reduce up to 60 basis points to the capital of the Spanish banks Expansión

Banco Popular Español
Exclusive: EU warned of wind-down risk for Spain's Banco Popular - source Reuters
Banco Popular 'flexes' its sale deadline and sparks fears of bailout El Mundo
Popular expands deadline for bidding until end of June El País

Bankinter and Agencia Negociadora sign an agreement for mortgage financing Europa Press

BBVA Asset Management sells nine properties of a CX fund for 37 million Europa Press

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Mutualist "wins" 674 million with Montepio Jornal de Negócios

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
South Africa wants to buy bank from CGD Jornal de Negócios

Novo Banco
Novo Banco gets 10% of Moza Banco with Kuhanha entrance Jornal de Negócios
PwC says Novo Banco can already be sold on stock exchange Expresso


Weaker Italian banks may face 10 billion euros in additional loan losses: BOI Reuters
Italy Ailing Banks May Lose $11 Billion in Bad Loan Sales Bloomberg News
Quitting euro no answer to Italy's woes, central bank chief says Reuters
ESM urges Greece to act fast on reforms to get new bailout loans in June Reuters
Europe has moral obligation to grant Greek debt relief: Tsakalotos Reuters
Banks denounced Pegasus loans Kerdos

Alpha Bank
UPDATE 1-Greece's Alpha Bank Q1 profit grows as bad debt charges decline Reuters
Alpha Bank: Earnings of €48.1 million in the first quarter Kerdos
Alpha Bank: Profit after tax 48.1 million in the first quarter of 2017 Naftemporiki
Alpha Finance offers 17.7 mln Ellaktor shares in accelerated bookbuilding Reuters

Banca Carige
UPDATE 1-Call for Carige CEO exit may delay bank's recovery plan Reuters
Governance row at Banca Carige risks delays to recovery plan Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
BRIEF-Monte Paschi CEO says close to deal with EU over restructuring plan Reuters
Mps, Morelli confident in agreement with the EU MF

Banca Popolare di Vicenza
BRIEF-Popolare di Vicenza CEO urges quick solution for Veneto banks Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sp cuts npl for 2.1 billion MF
Intesa launches a 1 billion covered bond MF


Swedish's Skingsley says reducing FX-reserve increases risk Reuters
Sweden's FSA says risks related to household debt remain elevated Reuters

Ekspres Bank
Ekspres Bank buys Swedish finance company FinansWatch

Large shareholding in GrønlandsBANKEN changes hands FinansWatch


Bulgaria central bank working to reduce banking bad loans: governor Reuters
Fitch Affirms 3 Bulgarian Banks and a Leasing Company Reuters

CEC Bank
Romanian state-owned lender records EUR 3.5 mln gross profit Romania Insider

Magyar Export-Import Bank
Eximbank to issue domestic bonds Budapest Business Journal

Novikombank clears the corporate portfolio Kommersant

PZU to spend 80% of 2017 profits on dividend – CEO Warsaw Business Journal
PZU may pay 80% of 2017 profits in dividend - CEO PAP

Russia's Vnesheconombank Not Engaged in Talks on MC-21 Aircraft Deliveries Sputnik News

VTB Bank
Mikhail Zadornov leaves the board of VTB Vedomosti

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