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Monday's headlines, Financials edition

Draghi reticence on ECB tapering gives room to inflation chatter Bloomberg News
EC draft threatens bank TLAC buffers Reuters
EU reaffirms willingness to reach agreement in Basel negotiations Börsen-Zeitung
ECB must maintain highly accommodative conditions, Visco says Bloomberg News
Eurozone 'destruction' necessary if countries are to thrive again, warns former ECB hawk The Daily Telegraph
Cyber-attackers may try to affect Europe's elections, EU warns Bloomberg News
European insurers hoping to emulate UK's 'aggressive' fraud data sharing regime Post
Longevity swaps continue to evolve: Aon Hewitt Artemis


Bank of England attacks Brussels bank capital reforms Financial Times
Rate increase on radar as growth and inflation rise The Times
Post-Brexit Britain cannot just copy out EU laws Financial Times
Better forecasts not enough for Carney in Brexit's long shadow Bloomberg News
UK 'can't afford tax cuts to attract more firms after Brexit' The Daily Telegraph
Bankers urge move to avert Brexit 'cliff-edge' Sky News
Goldman piles pressure on May to protect City post-Brexit Financial Times
BlackRock to warn investors of Brexit risks Financial Times
Active managers accuse FCA of using flawed data Financial Times
Bank of China in post-Brexit talks to swap UK for Dublin
Irish Independent
Junior minister in London in bid to lure firms to Ireland The Irish Times
Irish corporate tax take under pressure from EU and Trump The Irish Times
Ireland braced for economic uncertainty of Brexit Financial Times
Discount rate review delayed despite court refusing ABI's appeal Post

Alliance Trust
Alliance Trust to buy back shares owned by activist Elliott Financial Times
Elliott agrees exit to end bruising Alliance Trust tussle Reuters

Crunch time in Staveley court battle The Times
Tom Hayes expected to launch next stage of Libor appeal this week, as convicted Barclays pair due in front of Court of Appeal City A.M.

Beazley handled 2000 data breaches last year Post

Co-operative Bank
Carney mulls plans to put Co-op bank out of misery The Times

Treasury Select Committee chair hits back at chancellor over rules which could have blocked HBOS review City A.M.

Ross, Oram leave HSBC as investment banking cuts begin Reuters

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
JLT buys stake in U.S.-based construction risk partners Reuters

Legal & General Group
L&G signs up Morrissey to lead personal investment The Daily Telegraph

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's narrows options for EU subsidiary Insurance Day
McKee named as Cathedral CEO Post

Standard Chartered
Former watchdog Tracey McDermott to join Standard Chartered Financial Times
Standard Chartered appoints Tracey Mcdermott as group head corporate, public and regulatory affairs Reuters


Germany pours cold water on Europe's bond-backed 'safe assets' Reuters
German banks equipping for rapid expansion of contactless payment Börsen-Zeitung
Switzerland wants immediate post-Brexit trade pact with UK Der Standard
Bitcoin firm gets approval to operate in Switzerland Reuters

Allianz Group
QBE Insurance says not in discussions with Allianz or any other buyer Reuters
Allianz considers takeover of Australia's QBE: source Reuters
Allianz looking to take over Australian insurer Handelsblatt
Allianz's Oldenburgische Landesbank growing Börsen-Zeitung
What if Allianz bought Generali France? La Tribune

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank forecast to be in the red for 2016, with a net loss of almost €1bn predicted City A.M.

Credit Suisse Group
Jilting Jefferies said to cost Credit Suisse bankers $10 million Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse's Luxembourg unit under new management

Euroclear praises stability of T2S Börsen-Zeitung

Generali (Schweiz)
Generali (Schweiz) brings in new IT boss

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt
HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt not ruling out additional capital measures Börsen-Zeitung

HSH Nordbank
HSH Nordbank to sell €1.64bn portfolio to financial investors Financial Times
HSH Nordbank sells loan portfolio Reuters
HSH Nordbank offloads €1.64B of NPLs Börsen-Zeitung

Sparkasse Essen
Sparkasse Essen hit by falling interest rate Börsen-Zeitung

UBS Group
UBS sees Asian investor outflows as margins fall Financial Times
UBS says Q4 net profit 738 mln Sfr; offers 0.60 Sfr dividend Reuters
UBS clients pull $15 billion in quarter as margins decline Bloomberg News
UBS sues TiVo for shutting it out of merger with Rovi Bloomberg News


BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas poaches three senior bankers for ECM, cash equities teams Reuters

Caisse Régionale de Crédit Agricole du Morbihan
Credit Agricole Du Morbihan FY net profit down at 42.7 million euros Reuters

Rabobank compensates 10,000 entrepreneurs De Telegraaf

Triodos Bank
Triodos Bank looking to get rid of the word 'sustainable' De Telegraaf


ECB raises control over dividends El País
Portuguese banks invested €14 billion in public debt until November 2016 Jornal Economico
Asset management in Portugal fell by €803 million in fourth quarter of 2016 Jornal Económico

European Commission approves changes to the restructuring plan of Banco CEISS Europa Press

Banco de Sabadell
Spain's Banco Sabadell 2016 net profit stalls on mortgage charges Reuters
Sabadell posts Q4'16 profit Europa Press
Sabadell to pay complementary dividend of 0.03 euro gross per share Reuters
Spain's Sabadell will announce strategic 2018-2020 plan on Feb. 7 Reuters
Banco Sabadell grows in credit concession, real estate sales Europa Press

Bankia to pay dividend of 0.02756 eur/shr Reuters
Bankia's board of directors to propose dividend raise to shareholders in meeting El País

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Montepio to set up holding company for banks in Africa, find partners Jornal Económico

Millennium BCP
Adhesion to BCP's capital increase leaves Fosun below 30% Jornal de Negócios

Novo Banco
Lone Star singled out as favorite to acquire Novo Banco Economia Online
U.K. firm interested in entering the race for Novo Banco's purchase Jornal de Negócios


Italy government fund has room to recapitalize other banks after Monte Paschi: BOI Reuters
Italy's €20 billion fund enough for Monte dei Paschi, other banks, says Visco Il Sole 24 Ore
Italy's Atlante II to buy 2.2 bln euros of soured loans from rescued banks Reuters
Former Italy prime minister Berlusconi faces trial on corruption charges The Wall Street Journal
Boards of Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Veneto Banca to meet on Jan. 31, could approve first proposed scheme of merger plan ANSA
Greek privatization revenues hinge on swift bailout review: official Reuters
Greece has three weeks to deal with 'potentially disastrous' debt, says IMF The Guardian
IMF warns of new banking recapitalization Kerdos
Greek private sector bank deposits drop in Dec. due to statistical change Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte Paschi to press ahead with sale of bad loans, with or without Atlante - chairman Reuters
Monte dei Paschi plan to be presented to competent bodies in coming weeks Milano Finanza
ECB inspection of Monte dei Paschi still ongoing: BOI official Reuters

Italian central bank closely monitoring Generali, Intesa situation ANSA
Generali: We won't use chat bots to deflect angry customers Post

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa chairman says nothing will happen at weekend over Generali deal Reuters
Intesa's chairman sets three conditions for potential merger with Generali Börsen-Zeitung
Any deal between Intesa, Generali would need many authorizations: BOI Reuters
Intesa well on track in implementing asset management business plan ANSA
Intesa takeover would be credit negative for Generali: Moody's Reuters

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank to announce annual financial results for 2016 on March 8 Naftemporiki

UniCredit to set conditions of planned cash call next week: source Reuters
UniCredit board to meet Jan. 30 for preliminary discussion of 2016 accounts before settling terms on capital increase plan Il Sole 24 Ore


Swedish ex-finance minister and tycoon named suspects in bribery case Reuters
Former Swedish finance minister says he has nothing to be ashamed of SvD Näringsliv
Fitch affirms Denmark at 'AAA'; outlook stable Reuters
Banks miscalculated in the political game of contribution rates FinansWatch

Danske Bank
Danske Bank shifts portfolio toward Europe, U.S. stocks Reuters
Danske Bank opens door investment solution for young people FinansWatch

Djurslands Bank
Djurslands Bank raises 2016 core income outlook Reuters
Djurslands Bank raises expectations for core earnings Berlingske Business

DNB's employees are lucky if they are more than 5,000 in five years, says CEO E24

Sparekassen Kronjylland
Sparekassen Kronjylland experiencing increased customer approach by not introducing negative interest rate for deposits FinansWatch

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank raises outlook on 2016 core earnings and profit Reuters
Vestjysk Bank raises expectations for 2016 Berlingske Business


Central bank of Russia asks bankers to encrypt payments from hackers Kommersant
Russia's FSB announces initiation of proceedings after the cyberattacks on Russian banks
Russian central bank will strengthen supervision of banks in which state-owned funds are placed Vedomosti
S&P revises Turkey's outlook to negative Reuters
In double whammy for Turkey, Fitch cuts to junk after S&P slashes outlook Reuters
Turkey's Erdogan weighs in against central bank rates policy Reuters
Turkish central bank continues strict monetary policy stance Hürriyet
Czech finance minister to transfer his businesses to trust fund, complain to EU Reuters
European Investment Bank increased its funding to Czech Republic by one-third in 2016 E15
Fitch revises Croatia's outlook to stable, affirms at 'BB' Reuters

Bank Zenit
Fitch upgrades Bank Zenit to 'BB'; off RWP Reuters

B&N Bank
B&N Bank to collect bids for 5 bln rbl bonds Jan 30 Cbonds

Ceská exportní banka
Ceská exportní banka may acquire Turkish power plant E15

CIB Bank
CIB Bank and its leasing business fined HUF 69 mln Budapest Business Journal

International Bank of Azerbaijan
Azeri govt raises stake in top bank after capital injection Reuters

Shareholders willing to sell Rosevrobank Vedomosti

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
Turkey's Halk Bank says does not expect capital ratios deterioration if sovereign rating changes Reuters

VTB Bank (Armenia)
VTB Bank (Armenia) offers its clients jeweled payment cards ArmBanks

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