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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Liberty Global: The Great Global Sell-Off

Street Talk Episode 52 - A bank's 'knife fight' to stay high performing in a low rate environment

Streaming Media Devices Feel The Squeeze In Q3'19

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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB stayed below its purchasing program target in 2016 Europa Press

UK AND IRELAND

UK could save nearly £40bn a year by leaving single market and customs union, claims pro-Brexit campaign group City A.M.
Lord King says Brexit brings 'real opportunities' BBC News
New IoD head says UK should 'open its eyes' to new trading partners The Daily Telegraph

HSBC
HSBC should show way forward with a female chairman Financial Times

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds to set up European arm if UK loses access to single market Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group
LSE set to sell French clearing arm to Euronext Financial Times
Euronext, LSE near deal for LCH.Clearnet De Telegraaf

Royal Bank of Scotland
RBS hit as Williams & Glyn sale faces more obstacles The Daily Telegraph
RBS draws up secret plan to slash boss McEwan's maximum payout Sky News

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Deutsche Bundesbank keeps base rate unchanged Börsen-Zeitung
Germany's Bafin issues broad capital requirements for interest rate risks in banks Börsen-Zeitung

Bank Vontobel
Bank Vontobel corrects press release on US program Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
ECB sets Deutsche Bank CET 1 capital ratio requirement of 9.51 pct Reuters
ECB discloses Deutsche Bank's minimum capital requirements Börsen-Zeitung

Helvetia Holding
Helvetia Holding acquires remaining stake in Chiara Assicurazioni Reuters
Helvetia Holding increases stake in Italian property insurer to 100% finews.ch

Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen wants to reduce its loans to Russian companies L'Agefi

Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zurich Cantonal Bank agrees to pay €5.7 million fine Swissinfo.ch
Zürcher Kantonalbank ends tax dispute with Germany Finanz und Wirtschaft

Zurich Insurance Group
MAA Group updates on proposed disposal of equity interest in MAA Takaful to Zurich Insurance Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Non-banks shake up Dutch mortgages Financial Times
French central bank considers any excessive rise in banking requirements risky L'Agefi
Luxembourg tightens tax rules amid EU pressure The Wall Street Journal

ABN AMRO
ABN AMRO cuts interest on savings accounts by five basis points Het Financieele Dagblad

BNP Paribas
Belgium government considering selling its shares in BNP Paribas De Tijd
Belgium weighing up selling its stake in BNP Paribas L'Echo

Candriam
Candriam sets itself ambitious goals Börsen-Zeitung

SCOR
Scor receives authorization to open a composite branch office in India Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Spain's SAREB completes sale of largest portfolio to Goldman Sachs Europa Press
Portuguese banks to increase payment to National Resolution Fund in 2017 Jornal de Negócios
Portugal's loan to banks totaled €1.28 billion between 2012 to 2016 Diário de Notícias
Financing of Portuguese banks together with monetary authorities fell to the lowest in the third quarter since rescue, according to central bank data Jornal de Negócios
Portuguese banks will be subject to limits for the positions they can take before the parallel banking system Jornal de Negócios

Banco Popular Español
Short positions in Banco Popular reached 9.1% of the bank's capital, as of Dec. 23 Europa Press

Bankinter
Sonae Sierra, Bankinter will invest €400 million in the Iberian Peninsula Jornal Económico

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Two members selected for the executive board of Caixa Geral de Depósitos resign Jornal de Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy $20.9 billion fund sufficient for all banks under observation: Treasury source Reuters
Italian cooperative bank reform plan heading toward decree extension Il Sole 24 Ore

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Price tag rises on Monte dei Paschi di Siena rescue Financial Times
ECB says Paschi needs $9.2 billion, more than bank's plan Bloomberg News
Italy set to put in around 6.5 bln euros to salvage Monte Paschi - sources Reuters
Italy government to inject €6.6 billion into Monte dei Paschi ANSA
ECB's Weidmann says Monte dei Paschi bailout must be carefully weighed: Bild Reuters

Banco di Desio e della Brianza
Banco Desio sells €150 million NPL portfolio to Creditech MF

Eurobank Ergasias
Greece's Eurobank concludes sale of Ukrainian unit Reuters
Eurobank completes sale of Universal Bank to TAS Group Kerdos

Istituto per il Credito Sportivo
Italian central bank extends special administration procedure of Istituto per il Credito Sportivo by two months MF

UniCredit
SIA completes acquisition of UniCredit's payment processing activities in Italy, Germany, Austria ANSA
UniCredit sells card processing activities in Italy, Germany, Austria Der Standard

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Sweden's FSA keeps systemic risk buffer at 3 percent Reuters

ATP
Employment minister called for consultation on ATP boss' role in tax case Berlingske Business

BankNordik
BankNordik cuts FY 2016 guidance on December insurance claims Reuters
Harsh weather conditions in Faroe Islands forces BankNordik to reduce its forecast earnings for 2016 Berlingske Business

Swedbank
Swedbank customers complain of problems logging into their accounts on website Dagens Nyheter

Tryg
Tryg: Danes avoid major damage after storm Berlingske Business
Tryg received about 200 inquiries after storm FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Russian cenbank to halve FX refinancing facility to $25 bln in 2017 Reuters
Russian central bank changes management structure Vedomosti
Turkey's regulator says banks can withstand a Fitch junk verdict Bloomberg News
Three foreign banks eyeing Turkish market - bank regulator to state media Reuters
Ukraine central bank to defend hryvnia with $80 mln sale Reuters
Kyrgyzstan's central bank reduces interest rates for the fourth time in 2016 Hürriyet
Armenian central bank cuts refining rate for eighth times this year ArmBanks

Bank BGZ BNP Paribas
BGZ BNP Paribas faces 68 bps in additional capital requirement tied to FX mortgages - filing PAP

ONEXIM Group
Onexim Group sells its stake in Open Investments Reuters
ONEXIM Group sells 90.99% stake in Open Investments to Avdeev's structures Vedomosti

Tatfondbank
Liability insurance by the Deposit Insurance Agency to Tatfondbank customers estimated at 53.7 billion Russian rubles Vedomosti

Tinkoff Bank
Tinkoff Bank buys application to store documents in a smartphone Vedomosti

Vnesheconombank
Russia's VEB sees 2016 loss at $2.1 billion Reuters

VTB Bank
Russia's VTB 11-month net profit up at RUB 45.5 billion Reuters
Russia's Mechel agrees debt restructuring deal with VTB Reuters
Bank Saint-Petersburg, ALFA-BANK acquire 2.3% shares of VTB Vedomosti

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.