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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB extends but scales back stimulus, whipsawing markets The Wall Street Journal
ECB extends euro stimulus but at reduced pace Sky News
ECB to lend out bonds for cash to avoid market squeeze Reuters
Euro plunges as ECB extends QE, even as policymakers 'taper' purchases The Daily Telegraph
Despite Brexit, EU makes progress on capital market plan Reuters
More banks suspected in silver rigging cases Börsen-Zeitung
EU MMF redemption restrictions will be key for investors, says Fitch Reuters
Brussels deal to give shareholders more clout on directors' pay Financial Times
No big makeover of pensions rules, says global accounting body Reuters
European insurers concerned with EU services card proposal Post
Insurers asked to propose changes to Solvency II Insurance Day

UK AND IRELAND

Britain's supreme court weighs Brexit verdict after four days of debate Bloomberg News
Farage predicts 'Norwegian-Style' deal for Britain post-Brexit Bloomberg News
London's banks are checking out Paris, but government could still keep them here The Independent
More British hedge funds say may have to move after Brexit - Preqin Reuters
UK firms 'actively engaged' in hunt for Dublin offices, says Green Reit The Irish Times
Britain's financial watchdog sends warning letter to debt firms Reuters
Citigroup faces fresh grilling in sterling 'flash crash' inquiry Financial Times
Irish central bank to buy bonds through 2017 Irish Independent
Irish central bank set to smooth impact of ECB bond buying restrictions The Irish Times
Irish central bank fears side effects of proposed mortgage role Reuters
NAMA picks Cerberus as preferred bidder for Project Gem The Irish Times
PAC to question NAMA executives over lack of records The Irish Times
Law firms highlight potential issues with UK's draft ILS regulations Artemis

Barclays
In quiet times, Barclays bets on investment banking in Brexit UK Reuters

Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland to buy investment firm with €100m on books The Irish Times

Brit
Insurer Brit promotes Matthew Wilson to group CEO Reuters

Irish Nationwide Building Society
Irish central bank's Irish Nationwide Building Society inquiry panel can claim €750 per day The Irish Times

Man Group
Pierre Lagrange to take on senior advisory role at Man Group Financial Times
Man Group reports 5.75 percent passive stake in Midstates Petroleum Company Reuters

Novae Group
Novae shares plunge as it warns on underwriting result Insurance Day

Permanent TSB Group
Treasurer role for Dolan at Permanent TSB Irish Independent
Ex-Permanent TSB chief executive got no extra compensation The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland
RBS ordered to hand over documents in shareholder cash call case Reuters

Towergate
Fitch maintains Towergate's negative outlook Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Weidmann did not agree to ECB decision to extend bond buys - report Reuters
German watchdog joins European peers in clampdown on spread betting Reuters
IG Group will consider full implications of Bafin's plan to limit CFD trading Reuters

Allianz Lebensversicherungs
Allianz Lebensversicherungs expanding management board to seven members Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse hires analyst Robert Peck to head internet banking - memo Reuters
Hedger to leave Credit Suisse Reuters

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank's 'smoking gun' evidence to expand U.S. silver rigging case Reuters
Deutsche Bank records said to show silver rigging at other banks Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank may have rigged index in Monte dei Paschi deal, audit shows Bloomberg News
Foreign investors considering giving Deutsche Bank capital injection Handelsblatt

Deutsche Börse
EC plans statement on Deutsche Börse, LSEG deal Reuters
Deutsche Börse CEO sees further hurdles ahead in LSE merger Reuters

EFG International
EFG International says to cut up to 450 jobs in BSI integration Reuters
EFG wants to reduce the number of jobs by up to 450 with BSI takeover Neue Zürcher Zeitung
EFG International planning massive job reduction finews.ch

Munich Re
Fitch Affirms Munich Re's IFS rating at AA; outlook stable Reuters

Raiffeisen Bank International
Poland expects RBI to float its Polish unit by mid-2017 - KNF PAP

Swiss Re
Fitch affirms Swiss Re's IFS at AA-; outlook stable Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

French financial regulator wooing London banks BBC News
French ex-minister who fought tax evasion jailed for tax fraud Reuters
Banks exploring Luxembourg for Brexit contingencies Börsen-Zeitung

AEGON
AEGON accelerates execution of strategy and increases expense savings Reuters
AEGON to cut 500 jobs in US, close branches Het Financieele Dagblad

Amsterdam Trade Bank
Amsterdam Trade Bank lays off quarter of staff Het Financieele Dagblad

ASR Nederland
ASR Nederland's asset management arm will mandate Brabant De Telegraaf

AXA Belgium
AXA Belgium names CEO De Tijd

BNP Paribas
Harsh Agarwal to join BNP Paribas corporate DCM Reuters
BNP Paribas invests in start-up L'Agefi

Crédit Agricole Group
Crédit Agricole promotes Bonnal within FIG syndicate Reuters

Groupe BPCE
BPCE reorganizing to face digital revolution, plan to be unveiled in first quarter of 2017 Les Echos

SCOR
Fitch affirms SCOR's IFS at AA-; outlook stable Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Portugal must watch its spending - ECB, Commission Reuters
IMF forecasts more growth, lower deficit in Portugal Jornal de Negócios
Portugal needs €700 million to reach deficit target in 2017, says IMF Diário de Notícias

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Portuguese government to take gradual approach to nominating new directors at Caixa Geral de Depósitos Jornal de Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy must address weaknesses no matter what happens, says Draghi Bloomberg News
Italy will know what to do about banks, says Draghi ANSA
Italian banking stocks on track for best week since 2009 Reuters
ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 50.7 bln euros Reuters
Greece to pay out benefit to low income pensioners - PM Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi still awaiting ECB decision on capital plan extension request MF

Generali
Generali's chief investment officer ready to leave group MF

National Bank of Greece
National Bank of Greece, FSF sign co-operating agreement focusing on stability of Greek banking system Kerdos

Piraeus Bank
Two candidates pass final stage to claim CEO position at Piraeus Bank Kerdos
Piraeus Bank board to meet on Dec. 14 to decide new CEO Naftemporiki

UniCredit
UniCredit to test confidence in Italian banks with huge cash call Reuters
Unicredit sells 32.8% of Pekao MF
UniCredit completes placement of Pekao equity-linked instruments Reuters
UniCredit sells Polish assets ahead of share issue Reuters
Troubled UniCredit raises £2.1 bn from Polish deal The Daily Telegraph
UniCredit arm suspends 2 senior staff amid merger unrest Financial Times

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Jyske Bank
Jyske Bank loses appeal in showdown with foreign homeowners FinansWatch

Nordea Bank
Nordea aims to merge with Scandinavian subsidiaries by early 2017 Reuters
Nordea one step closer to merger of subsidiary banks Børsen
Nordea establishes new risk unit Berlingske Business
Nordea names global risk manager FinansWatch

Skandiabanken
Skandiabanken: Decision on Pillar 2 requirement Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

Russia c.bank says could hold ruble repos by 2016-end Reuters
Russian banks could lose $25 billion in profits in 2020 due to weak economic growth Banki.ru
Russian central bank proposes to introduce new benefit for retail investors Kommersant
Bank of Russia to bring together software vendors to protect banks against cyberattacks Banki.ru
Russian lenders ask central bank to allow them to work with SMEs after 2018 Banki.ru
Turkey to allow banks to restructure private sector loans - PM Reuters
No tax hikes seen for Turkey in 2017, says PM Yildirim Reuters
Turkey to avoid foreign currency contracts unless 'absolutely necessary' - PM Reuters
Czech central banker says negative rates may help end koruna cap Bloomberg News
Poland's further bank purchases to depend on market conditions - deputy PM Reuters
Ukrainian banks stabilizing at weak levels, says Fitch Reuters
Moody's says high government debt ratio remains key challenge for Albania Reuters

Akbank
Akbank invests $100 million in technology every year, says Ulutas Hürriyet

Bank VTB 24
Bank VTB 24 expects record profit for 2016 Vedomosti

ICBC Turkey Bank
ICBC Turkey completed 450 mln lira China swap transaction, first such deal - banking sources Reuters

Peresvet Bank
Peresvet Bank loses capital Vedomosti

PZU
Pekao unlikely to change strategy, says stake buyer PZU Reuters
PZU will keep Alior, Pekao as separate companies Warsaw Business Journal
PZU will seek 'highest possible' dividends from Pekao - CEO PAP
PZU, PFR to finance Pekao deal in PLN without resorting to spot FX market PAP

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank may need another year to go to advanced approach to credit risk assessment, according to experts Banki.ru

Türkiye Is Bankasi
Isbank will use resources for the stabilization of Turkey's economy, says Bali Hürriyet

The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major European publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. London time. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.