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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

Governments in Europe Find Workarounds to Bail Out Ailing Banks The Wall Street Journal
Bundesbank President Weidmann warns against the introduction of a digital euro Handelsblatt
ECB's Weidmann Urges Euro-Area Banks to Battle Facebook's Libra Bloomberg News
Europe's Bank Stocks Poised for Best Start to a Year Since 2013 Bloomberg News
Bitcoin Begins Year Negative After 2019's Eye-Catching Surge Bloomberg News


Wanted: Weirdos and misfits - aide to UK's Johnson is hiring Reuters
Business hope fading for Brexit clarity in 2020, Bank says The Guardian
Tory election victory eases business anxieties, Bank of England survey finds The Times
Fines rise by almost half amid UK audit reckoning Financial News
UK motor reinsurance rates rise by up to 35%, says Willis Re Post
FCA fines total £392m in 2019 Post

Equitable Life Assurance Society
Equitable Life takeover marks the end for centuries-old insurer Sky News

HSBC forced to close Hong Kong branches as protests intensify Financial Times
HSBC kicks off year with Hong Kong branches closed, vandalized Reuters

Britain's M&G keeps freeze on $3.3 bln property fund Reuters
M&G investors still trapped by property fund lock-in The Times
M&G extends ban on withdrawals from flagship fund The Guardian

Travelex Currency-Exchange Network Shut Down by Virus Attack The Wall Street Journal
Travelex takes sites offline due to software virus attack Sky News


German savers shrug off negative interest rate fears Financial Times
Risk long-term care insurance: The aging of society threatens finances Handelsblatt
Swiss Firm in Panama Papers Charged in Transatlantic Stock Scam Bloomberg News

ING Germany brings Llano to the board Börsen-Zeitung

Several top managers leave N26 Handelsblatt

Sparda-Bank München
Sparda-Bank Munich charges a current account fee Börsen-Zeitung

UNIQA Insurance Group
Uniqa boss: "Private health insurance relieves the health system" Der Standard


"Pension agreement is an FNV agreement" De Telegraaf
Strike against pension reform breaks 1986-87 record Le Figaro
Payments directive puts banks and Gafam face to face L'Echo
Pensions: the boss of BlackRock France regrets being "taken to task in an unfounded controversy" Le Figaro

European Central Counterparty
EuroCCP says needs 1.5 billion euro loan to fix 'weakness' Reuters


Spain Set for Government at Last as Separatists Back Sanchez Bloomberg News
Billionaire dos Santos' suitability as shareholder in question after asset freeze: Bank of Portugal Reuters
Bank of Portugal pays attention to "new facts" about Isabel dos Santos Jornal de Notícias
Bankinter and BBVA, in the 'top 10' of the most profitable European banks Expansión

BBVA launches a pilot project for the sale of financial products at Amazon Expansión
BBVA will sell "gourmet" on Amazon and financial products may follow in menu Jornal de Negócios


The big challenges of 2020 for Greek banks Kathimerini
€590 million of additional funds to the Development Bank Kathimerini
Life insurance policies rose 19.1% in the first ten months Kathimerini


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CBRT commences commission on required reserves in foreign currency Bloomberg HT
Turkish central bank to apply commission on forex required reserves -Bloomberg HT Reuters
Bulgarian banks' Jan-Nov net profit, revenue remain flat y/y

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