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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

UK AND IRELAND

U.K., Scotland Fail to Reach Agreement on Post-Brexit Powers Bloomberg News
Bank of England bolsters safeguards against conflicts of interest Reuters
BoE to tighten hiring policy after Charlotte Hogg scandal Financial Times
Review finds BoE conflict of interest flaws after Charlotte Hogg resignation Sky News
UPDATE 1-UK bulk annuities may top 10 bln pounds in 2017 - report Reuters

Barclays
Barclays Is Said to Hire Nomura's Tyndall for Currency Trading Bloomberg News

Hastings Group
Hastings begins hunt for artificial intelligence experts The Daily Telegraph
Hastings vows further data investment as profit rises by 22.1% Post
H1 results: Hastings pace continues with profit and market share boost Insurance Times

HSBC
HSBC takes tech route to end trade paper trail Financial Times
Brits Fearing Brexit, Corbyn Seek Shelter in FX Accounts at HSBC Bloomberg News

Legal & General Group
Legal & General benefits from changes in life expectancy Financial Times
Legal & General profits soar as UK life expectancy stalls The Daily Telegraph
L&G sees GI profit drop of 48% from escape of water claims Post

Rothesay Life
BRIEF-GIC, Blackstone, MassMutual buy out Goldman Sachs stake in Rothesay Life Reuters
Goldman Sachs sells final stake in £2bn Rothesay Life as Blackstone and Singapore's GIC take control City A.M.
Goldman Sachs sells remaining stake in Rothesay Life Artemis

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
MOVES-NatWest Markets bolsters FIG franchise with Scalongne hire Reuters

Worldpay Group
U.S. payments firm Vantiv clinches $10 billion deal to buy Worldpay Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Deutsche Bank
UPDATE 1-MOVES-Deutsche hires Le for financial institutions syndicate Reuters

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Boerse board discusses Plan B amid CEO investigation: WirtschaftsWoche Reuters

Munich Re
UPDATE 1-Munich Re says on track to meet full-year profit forecast Reuters
Munich Re earnings dented by losses from man-made events Financial Times
Munich Re reviews its portfolio Börsen-Zeitung
Munich Re's P&C profit drops 29% in first half; Ergo returns to profit Post
Munich Re results reflect lower profitability of underwriting Artemis

FRANCE AND BENELUX

ABN AMRO Group
ABN Amro Bolsters Capital as Dutch Growth Drives Profit Rise Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-ABN Amro second-quarter profit beats expectations Reuters
'ABN AMRO figures better than expected' De Telegraaf
ABN AMRO CEO says not possible to predict Basel IV impact on capital Reuters
ABN Amro is surprisingly growing in mortgages Het Financieele Dagblad

Ageas
Ageas performs better than expected in the first half of the year De Tijd
Ageas faces further Ogden hit of up to €15m in second half Post
Ageas UK sees profits fall after €31m Ogden hit and declining motor COR Post

BNP Paribas
MOVES-BNP Paribas takes Lloyds's Duff for FIG syndicate Reuters

Rothschild & Co
BRIEF-Rothschild & Co Q1 revenue up at 409 million euros Reuters
Rothschild and Co: revenue growth of 5% Le Figaro

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Sareb increases its turnover by 21% in the first half El País
Resolution of BES already cost Banco de Portugal six million euros Expresso

BBVA
BBVA Spain surpasses in the first semester the number of digital sales registered in 2016 Europa Press

Bankinter
Bankinter launches a mobile application for companies Europa Press

Novo Banco
Novo Banco bondholders claim blocking stake Reuters
Novo Banco Bondholders threaten to block buyout Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco. Government and injured migrants reach agreement Diário de Notícias

ITALY AND GREECE

Italian banks' holdings of domestic government bonds fell to 365.8 bln in June-BOI Reuters
BofA: The Greek banks' shrinking is unavoidable Kerdos

Banca Carige
Carige conversion up to 200 million MF

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Mps reduces credit lines to Eni MF

Banca Popolare di Sondrio
Pop Sondrio's profits jump to 56 million MF

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo set to buy Swiss Banque Morval - source Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Danske Bank
Danske Bank's new investment portal is lagging behind Berlingske Business
Fitch Affirms Danske Bank and Realkredit Danmark at 'A'; Outlook Stable Reuters

Kreditbanken
Kreditbanken doubles expectations for 2017 FinansWatch

Landshypotek Bank
Fitch Affirms Sweden's Landshypotek at 'A'; Outlook Stable Reuters

Nykredit Realkredit
Nykredit thinks of shares in Vestjysk Bank FinansWatch
Fitch Affirms Denmark's Nykredit Realkredit A/S at 'A'/Stable Reuters

Sampo
UPDATE 1-Sampo profit falls on smaller Nordea contribution Reuters

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank
BRIEF-Sparebank 1 SR Bank Q2 NII NOK 784? ?million, above expectations Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

FBI raid on ex-Trump aide's home shows Russia probe intensifies Reuters
The Central Bank warned banks about a possible cyber attack of a cryptographic virus Vedomosti
Turkish banks have room to "make sacrifices" on profits, economy minister says Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Russia's Yandex sets up e-commerce venture with Sberbank Reuters
Yandex bargained with Sberbank: They will create a joint venture in e-commerce Kommersant
Sberbank will receive at least 45% of Yandex.Market for 30 billion rubles Vedomosti

VTB Bank
UPDATE 1-Russia's VTB shows profit recovery gains momentum in second quarter Reuters
Russia's VTB makes 30.3 bln rouble Q2 profit, beats f'casts Reuters
VTB keeps the forecast of net profit in 2017 at 100 billion rubles Vedomosti
VTB increased its net profit by three times in the first half of 2017 Banki.ru

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