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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB could withdraw stimulus if inflation rise sustained - Germany's Weidmann Reuters
Money markets show 50 pct chance of ECB rate hike by Jan. 2018 Reuters
ECB's Villeroy pushes back against calls for QE exit Reuters
ECB QE tussle heats up as Rajoy warns against hasty withdrawal Bloomberg News
With negative rates even retail banks need to adopt unconventional measures MF
European insurer debt issuance 'to remain high' Insurance Day

UK AND IRELAND

U.K. government introduces new Brexit-trigger bill The Wall Street Journal
U.K. Brexit boom still sees economy plagued by old problems Bloomberg News
U.K. lawmakers given two weeks to debate short Brexit bill Bloomberg News
Brexit fears leave top bosses split on M&A activity in 2017 Irish Independent
Regulator seeks EU access for UK banks abiding by global rules Financial Times
UK financial regulator calls for new global market access regime Reuters
UK could be downrated as a result of Brexit, says Fitch Post
Forget Berlin, Dublin and Paris - Asia's a bigger rival to London fintech City A.M.
Cash crunch looms without ATM funding deal - industry report Sky News
Pay-as-you-go broker Cuvva launches new motor offering Insurance Times
Flood Re to hit 130,000 policies by April Post

Allied Irish Banks
Irish fin min says AIB share sale likely in May or June Reuters
AIB set for stock market flotation by June - Noonan Irish Independent

Barclays
Barclays to make Dublin its EU headquarters after Brexit: source Reuters
Barclays and Citi planning move to Dublin The Times
Barclays picks Dublin as post-Brexit EU headquarters Bloomberg News
Barclays expected to hire up to 150 staff as it chooses Dublin as main EU hub post-Brexit Irish Independent
Barclays to keep global HQ in London no matter outcome of Brexit The Independent
Barclays veteran Andy Jones to step down as Asia-Pacific CEO Bloomberg News
Barclays names Khanna, Marsh co-heads for Asia Pacific: memo Reuters

Co-operative Bank
Co-op Bank warns it will miss capital target The Daily Telegraph

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS puts aside further £3.1bn for US mortgages fine BBC News
UK chancellor rules out cutting stake in RBS after £3.1bn US hit The Guardian
RBS gains after $3.8 billion charge tied to U.S. mortgage probe Bloomberg News
Royal Bank of Scotland no closer to privatization: US verdict key to providing clarity, say sources City A.M.
RBS: the long unwinding legacy BBC News

St. James's Place
St James's Place to publish bond and pension charges online Financial Times

TSB Banking Group
TSB blames IT costs for looming 'significant' drop in profits Financial Times
Spiraling IT costs to hit TSB's profit this year despite stellar 2016 City A.M.
TSB staff to share £28m payout but bank warns over hit to profits in 2017 Belfast Telegraph
TSB plans 'year of liberation' as it finally breaks free of rival and former owner Lloyds The Daily Telegraph

UK Green Investment Bank
Macquarie said planning split, not strip, for U.K. Green Bank Bloomberg News

Ulster Bank
Lavin claims that Ulster Bank set out 'to shut down viable companies' Irish Independent

Yorkshire Building Society
Five Yorkshire Building Society branches to close in Wales Wales Online

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Swiss private banks see asset influx after U.S. election - Bär CEO Reuters
Banks association expects two waves due to the Brexit Börsen-Zeitung
Investment banks have high blockchain benefits Börsen-Zeitung
Banks are receiving "multimillion projects" Börsen-Zeitung
Austria's banks master the reporting system Börsen-Zeitung
Insurers hope for more business Börsen-Zeitung
German insurers: Revenues are barely rising Handelsblatt
The ten most promising Swiss fintechs finews.ch

Allianz Group
Allianz warns over role of data for semi-autonomous cars Post

Bankhaus Lampe
Bankhaus Lampe strengthens personnel Börsen-Zeitung

Bellevue Group
Bellevue Group operating profit drops finews.ch

Berner Kantonalbank
BEKB to raise dividend despite drop in profit finews.ch

Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse said to mull Dublin expansion as Brexit nears Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank CEO tells EU financial hubs to seize Brexit chance Reuters

EFG International
EFG International CEO says BSI integration entirely on schedule Reuters

HSH Nordbank
HSH is launching a billion-dollar credit portfolio Handelsblatt

Migros Bank
Migros Bank receives chief economist finews.ch

Munich Re
Munich Re says restructures health business Reuters
Munich Re reshuffles board after health restructure The Insurance Insider

Schwyzer Kantonalbank
Schwyzer Kantonalbank suffering from negative interest rates finews.ch

Sparda-Bank Hessen
Sparda-Bank Hessen buries Austria expansion plans Börsen-Zeitung

Sparda-Bank West
Sparda-Bank West gives up private lending business Börsen-Zeitung

Swiss Re

Swiss Re and XL Catlin get go-ahead for Indian branches Post

UBS Group

UBS's blessing says challenge in 2017 is to earn "decent money" Reuters
Trump's Cabinet relies on UBS finews.ch

Volksbank Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe Volksbanken bundle their forces Börsen-Zeitung

Vontobel
Vontobel enters structured products market finews.ch

FRANCE AND BENELUX

France's neighbors sound alarm over election 'catastrophe' risk Bloomberg News
The insurance branch signs an agreement on the quality of life at work L'Agefi
Banks promise to play the game of mobility L'Agefi

AEGON
Aegon: €1.5 billion to flow through Auxmoney Handelsblatt

AXA
AXA revisits a social agreement in France Les Echos

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas changes its head for ECM business L'Agefi

Rabobank
Rabobank's 10,000 SME clients with derivatives reimburse Het Financieele Dagblad

Société Générale

SocGen expects French online banking consolidation Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Spain wants to start post-Brexit trade talks with Britain soon City A.M.
CECU regrets that law on floor clauses did not include sanctions Europa Press
Fitch: Portuguese banks have the lowest capital ratios in Europe Jornal De Negócios

Banca March
Banca March provisions €20 million more to cover possible refunds for floor clauses Europa Press

Banco BPI
Portugal's Banco BPI net profit rises 33 percent Reuters
BPI now only needs to issue €250 million subordinated debt Jornal De Negócios
Ulrich: "With CaixaBank, the future of BPI will be better" Jornal De Negócios

Bankinter
Bankinter achieves record profit of 490.1 million in 2016 Europa Press
Bankinter expects to achieve return of 15% over more than two years Europa Press
Bankinter wins 8,500 clients in Portugal and wants to give 1,200 million in credit Diário De Notícias
Bankinter leader dismisses new acquisitions in Portugal Jornal De Negócios

Caja Rural de Granada
Caja Rural de Granada exceeds capital requirements for 2017 Europa Press

Millennium BCP
ECB forces Paulo Macedo to cut ties with BCP Jornal De Negócios
BCP retreats for fourth session after sharp drop in duties Jornal De Negócios

Novo Banco
Centeno says Novo Banco sale advances with "enough intensity" Jornal Económico

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian senators tell government to keep Generali Italian Reuters
Italy cannot intervene in Generali-Intesa saga - ministry source Reuters
Tie-up between Intesa and Generali would be "market operation" - minister Reuters
Intesa-UniCredit, opposite roads MF
Insured loss estimate for Italy's October quakes hits $134.2M: PERILS Insurance Journal
Perils quadruples Italian quakes loss estimate The Insurance Insider
IMF participation to Greek bailout "non-negotiable"- EU's Dijsselbloem Reuters
IMF wants to participate in Greek bailout in full - Eurogroup head Reuters
Banks: Delay of court settlement will aggravate "red loans" Kerdos

Banco BPM
Italy's Banco BPM explores sale of asset manager Aletti - sources Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa CEO says it makes sense to combine insurers and banks Reuters
Intesa Sanpaolo board won't discuss Generali on Friday - CEO Reuters
Intesa's Eurizon eyes $430 billion of managed assets in 2017 Bloomberg News

NORDIC COUNTRIES

New rules to increase competition between Danish mortgage banks Reuters
Bank rescues defended in Sweden as issuers find out at what cost Bloomberg News
Danes are richer than ever after half a decade of negative rates Bloomberg News
Norway wealth fund and Prologis sold three logistics properties Reuters
Fitch: SpareBank 1 Alliance banks' performance resilient despite oil pressure Reuters
Former Citibank manager will send credibility to Danish fintech firm FinansWatch

Nordea Bank

Nordea CEO says Trump, Brexit bigger threats than negative rates Bloomberg News
Nordea sees tough years ahead in Norway's oil services industry Reuters
Nordea says no to more borrowers Aftenposten
Nordea: Saying no to more customers, especially in Oslo SvD Näringsliv
Nordea Liv & Pension goes 17 percent. forward on premiums FinansWatch

Nykredit Bank
Nykredit manager does not regret price increases FinansWatch

Sydbank
Sydbank retrieves director in Nordea FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Turkish banks should 'make sacrifices' to help economy, deputy PM says Reuters
Credit volume of banking sector increased Hürriyet
World's largest asset manager enters Hungary Portfolio.hu
Hungary debt manager easily sells 12-month T-bills Portfolio.hu
Poland should implement wider-scope changes to tender offer obligations - regulator PAP
Qatari partners show interest in expanding investment activity in Russia Sputnik News
Why Russian banks have an interest in Washington The Atlantic

ProCredit Bank Sh.a.
Fitch upgrades ProCredit Bank Sh.a. to 'B+'; outlook stable Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank rehauls corporate online banking with digital marketplace designed with IBM Yahoo Finance
Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, faces corporate raiding lawsuit in U.S. Russia Beyond The Headlines

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