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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

EU, U.K. Negotiators Said to Be Closing in on Draft Brexit Deal Bloomberg News
Brexit deal within reach in last-ditch talks, but doubts remain Reuters
Brexit Deal Inches Nearer as Key Boris Johnson Ally Threatens Hold-Out Bloomberg News
British Brexit minister Barclay says a deal is still very possible Reuters
EU's Barnier sees three Brexit scenarios: deal, extension, 'breakdown': sources Reuters
EU will negotiate to the last to square the Brexit circle: Merkel Reuters
Finnish PM says Britain is seriously trying to avoid hard Brexit Reuters
Draghi Stimulus Critic Has No Regret as Rift Shifts to Etiquette Bloomberg News
ECB's Knot looking forward to reviewing monetary policy with Lagarde Reuters
Dutch Cen Bank's Knot: Expect IMF to cut world growth estimate Reuters
France Blocks EU Push to Open Membership Talks With Balkan States Bloomberg News
"New euro crisis and banking crisis in 2020" De Tijd
European Investment Bank postpones decision on fossil fuel lending Reuters
EU's Lending Arm Delays Vote on Limiting Fossil-Fuel Financing Bloomberg News
ESM promotes European deposit insurance Börsen-Zeitung
Cyber returns will diminish over time: S&P analysts Reinsurance News


N.Ireland must remain in UK customs union in any Brexit deal - DUP leader Reuters
BOE Stimulus Needed If Brexit Uncertainty Endures, Policy Maker Says Bloomberg News
BoE's Vlieghe sees lower rates if Brexit delayed again Reuters
BoE's Carney sees market swings as Brexit crunch nears Reuters
Bank of England warns of business closures and job losses under no-deal Brexit The Independent
Don't be misled by Brexit jobs trickle - London finance chief Reuters
Tough market abuse rules should cover currency markets - BoE's Carney Reuters
BoE's Carney sees ample time for smooth transition to next governor Reuters
UK watchdog proposes car finance commission crackdown Reuters
Irish financial system ready for Brexit, Central Bank governor says The Irish Times
Central Bank secures court orders against director of mortgage firm The Irish Times
Credit unions may have to pull €1.8bn from UK in chaotic Brexit The Irish Times
Central Bank to look into dual pricing 'rip-off' by insurers The Irish Times

AIB Group
Central Bank unlikely to bow to AIB pressure on mortgage rules Irish Independent

B.P. Marsh & Partners
B.P. Marsh's profit falls, but NAV up 3% Reinsurance News

Bank of Ireland Group
Bank of Ireland appoints new CFO as incumbent moves on to CRH role Irish Independent
Bank of Ireland names former AIB finance executive as CFO The Irish Times

Ex-Barclays executive panicked over scrutiny of salary in 2008, court hears Reuters
Former Barclays chiefs 'scared to death' of bailout prospect Financial Times

HSBC taps Lazard to sell French retail business: source Reuters
HSBC appoints Lazard for the sale of its retail bank in France L'Agefi
Top Underwriter of Green Bonds HSBC Eyes $1 Trillion Market Bloomberg News

Revolut's Client Base Surge in Switzerland

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS sought Monzo takeover before deciding to launch standalone rival The Daily Telegraph

Shore Capital Group
Shore Capital delists from Aim stock market City A.M.

Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson partners with RDT on Radar Live program Reinsurance News

Woodford Investment Management
Neil Woodford sacked as flagship Equity Income Fund to be shut Reuters
Woodford Says He's Shutting Down Firm After Ouster From Fund Bloomberg News
Woodford fallout spreads beyond former top manager's downfall Financial Times
Neil Woodford pulls plug on Woodford Investment Management after sacking City A.M.
Woodford Equity Income investors may not get money back for a year City A.M.


Australian Bank Accused of Financing Fund Linked to Tax Deals Bloomberg News
127 banks demand negative interest rates Börsen-Zeitung
Ex-Morgan Stanley Banker Jailed Over Greek Money-Laundering Bloomberg News
Banks threaten interest rate risk Finanz und Wirtschaft

Cum-ex-raid on Apo-Bank Börsen-Zeitung

Banque Profil de Gestion
Banque Profil de Gestion Issues Profit Warning

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Looks to Add More Advisers to Billionaire Clients Bloomberg News
Ex-Credit Suisse Bankers Will Testify in Mozambique Bribery Case Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse Shuffles Top Private Bankers
Credit Suisse is concerned about retirement financing Finanz und Wirtschaft

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank: A crystal tiger for $ 15,000 Die Presse

Wirecard shares slide 13% following accounting report Financial Times
Wirecard rejects FT report as shares drop Reuters
FT investigation: Wirecard suspect accounting practices revealed Financial Times
New doubts about accounting lead to Wirecard shares falling Handelsblatt
Again serious allegations against Wirecard Börsen-Zeitung


Dutch central bank: banks must hold 3 billion euros extra capital for mortgages Reuters
Banks have to hold billions of extra capital to take risks in the housing market Het Financieele Dagblad
In terms of payment, Belgian banks can do better L'Echo

Exclusive: French insurer AXA considers selling up in Central Europe - sources Reuters
AXA goes into clearance mode De Tijd
Axa plans to sell its activities in Central Europe L'Agefi
AXA plans to leave Central Europe Les Echos

Natixis IM loses one of his key men Les Echos

Van Lanschot Kempen
Investment strategist Salomons stops at Kempen Het Financieele Dagblad

French investment firm Wendel to buy U.S. company CPI in $910 million deal Reuters
Wendel acquires US group Crisis Prevention Institute L'Agefi


The former number two of Ron in Popular defends the capital increase of 2016 Expansión
Rich Brazilians Moving to Portugal Pull Local Bankers With Them Bloomberg News
Itaú and Bradesco want to open wealth managers in Portugal Jornal de Negócios
Bank credit increases except for car purchase Expresso

Baraka claims BBVA 713 million for the reversion rights of the Chamartín operation El País
Baraka sues BBVA and DCN and claims 713.8 million for Operation Chamartín Expansión

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Paulo Macedo: 73% commission increases in CGD are "total fake news" Jornal de Negócios
CGD: Net income from commissions and services increased 13% between 2015 and 2018 Jornal Económico


The Banco Bpm-Ubi merger can create 1 billion synergies MF
Banks' €2 billion in revenue from red loan sales Kathimerini

ArgoGlobal adds Noel Praveen to Dubai underwriting team Reinsurance News

Generali results are proof it has the right strategy and shareholder support Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo
REFILE-Intesa has no plan to apply negative rates on deposits-chairman Reuters
Intesa Sanpaolo will not apply negative rates on current accounts MF

Piraeus Bank
Creta Farms: Piraeus Bank's indirect participation of 5.31% Kerdos


Sweden's central bank bats off "deep" recession talk Reuters
The FSA warns against false banking FinansWatch
Banks fear new EU proposal will provide more expensive mortgages E24

Arbejdernes Landsbank
Arbejdernes Landsbank signs up with green loans FinansWatch

Codan enters into collaboration with the Danish Blind Society FinansWatch

Danske Bank
Danske Bank finds IT skills outside the Nordic region FinansWatch

Møns Bank
Local Bank receives a number of orders from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority FinansWatch

Svenska Handelsbanken
Handelsbanken sets up North West business team FinansWatch


The Central Bank wants to block the money of insurers in case of suspected withdrawal of assets Vedomosti
Central Bank lowers ruble deposits indicator due to Raiffeisenbank Vedomosti
The banks noticed bad borrowers: Consumer lending market will cool without CB Kommersant
Moscow Exchange plans higher dividends, to double retail client base Reuters
UPDATE 1-Czech policy outlook exposed to risk of weakening growth abroad- c.banker Reuters

Eurohold Bulgaria
Eurohold defends its plans to buy CEZ's Bulgarian assets Reuters
UPDATE 1 - Eurohold Bulgaria files more info regarding anti-trust probe of CEZ deal SEENews

Freedom Holding
Financial services firm Freedom Holding considers Moscow listing after Nasdaq debut Reuters

PrivatBank wins London appeal in lawsuit against ex-owners Reuters
A court in London upheld the arrest of Kolomoisky's assets in the case of Privatbank Vedomosti

Sberbank of Russia
Customers are laid out in packages: Sberbank plans to sell services in a set Kommersant

Türkiye Halk Bankası
Prosecutors Charge Turkey's Halkbank in Sanctions Evasion Scheme The Wall Street Journal
Turkey's Halkbank Faces U.S. Charges as Tensions Mount Bloomberg News
U.S. prosecutors accuse Turkey's Halkbank of scheme to evade Iran sanctions Reuters
Halkbank indictment does not contribute positively to U.S.-Turkey ties- Turkish official Reuters

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