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Monday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB attacks EU plans for boosting supervision of clearing houses Financial Times
ECB must rethink policy framework after failing to lift inflation: Rehn Reuters
ECB reforms reporting Börsen-Zeitung
EU Creates New Cliff-Edge as Wrangling Over Brexit Delay Begins Bloomberg News
EU to probe where retail investors are getting a fair deal Financial Times
Assets in European absolute return funds drop to €86bn Financial Times
Re/insurance M&A slowdown expected in 2019: Clyde & Co Reinsurance News


UK PM May warns lawmakers: back my deal or face long Brexit delay Reuters
May Deal Gaining Support, Hammond Says: Brexit Update Bloomberg News
May's Key Allies Sound Upbeat as Brexit Deal Heads for New Vote Bloomberg News
Northern Irish DUP edges towards backing UK PM's Brexit deal - Spectator magazine Reuters
DUP says it wants a Brexit deal, more progress needed on backstop Reuters
BOE Set to Hold Rates as Officials Face Longer Brexit Paralysis Bloomberg News
UK bankers on standby as City readies no-deal contingency plans The Guardian
JP Morgan's Dimon sees gradual UK finance job moves after Brexit The Irish Times
Brexit spurs biggest cut in UK business investment in 10 years: BCC Reuters
Brexit pushes 70 companies to invest in the Republic - IDA The Irish Times
Man Group: UK equity valuations at 30-year lows after 'unprecedented exodus' Financial News
Central Bank warns of 'initial' sharp Brexit shock Irish Independent
Contactless card payments rise by a third with transaction limit set to increase City A.M.
Irish motor insurance returned to profit in 2017 after €757m of losses The Irish Times

Aegis London
AEGIS London projects 5% growth for Lloyd's syndicate in 2019 Reinsurance News

Brit has ambitious plans for its ILS vehicles: Deputy CUO, Jon Sullivan Artemis

HSBC bows to investor pressure and cuts executives' pay Financial Times
HSBC slashes pension payouts to top executives Financial News
HSBC Urges Staff to Speak Up on Incidents After Misconduct Case Bloomberg News

Metro Bank
UK regulators press for overhaul of Metro Bank board Financial Times


Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank go public on merger talks Reuters
Deutsche Bank Is in Talks With Commerzbank After Turnaround Efforts Failed Bloomberg News
Commerzbank and Deutsche begin merger talks Financial Times
Germany Has an Eye to Keeping Bank Stake After Deutsche Merger Bloomberg News
Germany Passes Brexit Law to Make It Easier to Fire Top Bankers Bloomberg News
Management Hedge fund managers earn record sums despite a weak stock market year Handelsblatt
S&P confirms Austria's rating at "AA+/A-1+" Die Presse
Zurich Fintech starts in Germany - with prominent help

Allianz Group
Deutsche Bank Asset Management Arm Gets Allianz Interest Bloomberg News
Allianz explores combining its asset management unit with DWS: Report Reuters

Bawag top earned in 2018 by almost a quarter more Der Standard

Lindner warns of "sell off" state Commerzbank shares Handelsblatt

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Targets $2 Billion Wealth Management Profit Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank CEO Sewing on Commerzbank Talks in Three Quotes Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank Is Setting Up a Bad-Loan Buying Unit in India Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank Rejects Reinvigorating Retention Bonuses Bloomberg News

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse boss Weimer has received 6.4 million euros in salary in the first year in office Handelsblatt

Frankfurter Sparkasse
German Bank Lets Clients Vote on Dress Code Bloomberg News

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
Interest in Nord/LB loans Börsen-Zeitung

Swiss Re
Swiss Re is focused on social value of protection gap: Moses Ojeisekhoba Reinsurance News

UBS Group
UBS sets aside 450 million euros for French tax case Reuters
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti earned around 14 million francs in 2018 Neue Zürcher Zeitung
UBS Pays Top Bankers More Million-Plus Bonuses: NZZ Bloomberg News

Wirecard Drawn Into Investor Lawsuit Over Role in India Deal Bloomberg News


EU Development Bank EIB - Massive restructuring in favor of risk management Handelsblatt
Life insurance: the transfer of contracts voted at the Assembly Le Parisien

BNP Paribas Fortis
BNP Paribas Fortis is going to close 4 out of 10 offices: 2,200 jobs are disappearing De Standaard
BNP Paribas Fortis is going to close 4 out of 10 offices De Tijd
BNP Paribas Fortis to cut 2200 jobs in Belgium Le Figaro

Crédit Agricole Group
Crédit Agricole sells 4.9% of Saudi Fransi for € 440 million Le Figaro

ING Groep
Banca d'Italia orders client stop at ING in fight against money laundering Reuters
ING Money Laundering Woes Worsen After Bank of Italy Inspections Bloomberg News
Ing Bank, from the Bank of Italy stop new Italian operations ANSA
ING also blamed on Italy De Telegraaf

Rabobank sells American subsidiary RNA Het Financieele Dagblad

Société Générale
Societe Generale ensures not to build a strategic position on Generali L'Agefi
Société Générale: More responsibility for a Zurich-based banker from Germany


Bank of Spain sees no risk of recession in Europe, Spain Reuters
The Bank of Spain bursts by surprise into 189 banking offices to see how they treat customers El País
S&P upgraded Portugal to 'BBB' Jornal Económico
S&P says banks continue to face obstacles in generating profits Expresso
Banks lose investment banking monopoly Jornal Económico
Montepio. Insurance regulator takes steps to comply with Government rule Expresso

Banco BPI
BPI puts 500 million euros of 5-year mortgage bonds Expresso

Banco Santander
Santander customers scammed by Bernard Madoff recover their money 10 years later El Mundo

BBVA cooperating with authorities on spying case, inquiry to take months Reuters
BBVA chairman says bank will continue working to clarify facts in spying case Reuters
BBVA undertakes to investigate with "rigor" and depth the Villarejo case Cinco Días
BBVA anticipates a sustainable dividend for shareholders Expansión

Novo Banco
Novo Banco: Imparities are appropriate and contrary opinions are incorrect Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco: Resolution deemed legal and constitutional by the Administrative Court of the Círculo de Lisboa Jornal Económico
Novo Banco Responds to Charges on Unnecessary Impairments Expresso


Moody's postpones the judgment on Italy AGI
Bank of Italy: fewer state securities for foreigners ANSA
Aggressive goals for "red" loans Naftemporiki
Cyprus's finance minister to leave post by year's end Ekathimerini

Alpha Bank
Alpha and the "suitors" for Cypriot NPEs Kerdos

Intesa Sanpaolo
Italy's Intesa denies contacts over possible Nord Stream 2 investment Reuters

Italy's Nexi Will File for Up to $3.1 Billion Milan IPO in April Bloomberg News


After Danske, Next Dirty Money Route Gets Scrutinized in Denmark Bloomberg News
Sweden's Worst-Performing Major Currency Spurs Intervention Talk Bloomberg News
Norwegians tried to fraudulent insurance companies for 314 million E24

Danske Bank
Belgians gather 20 institutional investors for actions against Danske Bank FinansWatch

DNB undermines the competition Dagens Næringsliv

Nets wins Nemid replacement - contract for DKK 939 million Børsen

Oslo Børs VPS
Oslo Børs' lawyers believe the authorities can block Euronext E24

Swedbank chief accused of not telling truth on suspicious money Financial Times
Secret internal report reveals: 95 billion in suspected money laundering in Swedbank SVT Nyheter
Swedbank report showed $10 billion 'suspicious' Baltic payments: Swedish TV Reuters
Swedish watchdog to include internal Swedbank report in money laundering probe Reuters
FI received Swedbank's report after six months Sydsvenskan


Baltic regulators fret that scandal could drive Nordic banks away Financial Times
Central Bank opposed the idea of allowing only state-owned banks for budget money Vedomosti
Central Bank will allow unqualified investors to buy structural bonds Vedomosti
Azerbaijan's cuts refinancing rate to 9 pct Reuters
Central Bank completed repo tender Hürriyet
Getin Noble and Idea Bank paid off the loan from the National Bank of Poland Rzeczpospolita
The Bulgarian Financial Technology Company Phyre Opens an Office in Romania Novinite

Russia's private Alfa Bank bets on mortgages to grow - CFO Reuters
Alfa-Bank bets on mortgage, does not exclude M&A

Evrofinance Mosnarbank
Russia says it could give sanctions-hit Evrofinance bank capital Reuters
Sanctions-hit Evrofinance's forex operations to be restricted: Moex Reuters

Gazprombank plans to transfer stake in sanctions-hit Evrofinance to Russia Reuters
Gazprombank, following VTB, will transfer to the state a stake in Evrofinance Mosnarbank Vedomosti

Komerční banka
Czech bank Komercni aiming for operating revenue of at least $1.5 bln in 2020 - paper Reuters

OTP Bank
Hungary's OTP best bidder for Slovenia's Abanka: report Reuters

VTB Bank
Russia's VTB Capital beefs up metals trading in Switzerland, China Reuters

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