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Brexit breakthrough 'unlikely' on eve of crucial summit CNN
Brexit: Marathon makes EU eager to reach finish line BBC News
Brexit finance relocations limit need for future trade link - think tank Reuters
ECB hawks demand revolution from new president Lagarde Reuters
ECB Should Consider a Better Inflation Measure, S&P Says Bloomberg News
Austrian central bank chief Holzmann calls for a fundamental change of course by the ECB Handelsblatt
ECB Members Seek New Ways as Inflation Fades With Draghi Era Bloomberg News
ECB's Knot wants more wiggle-room around inflation target Reuters
Germany's Weidmann says ECB should stick to inflation Reuters
Central banks running low on ammunition to fight global downturn, warns Gita Gopinath of the International Monetary Fund The Times
Low interest rates fuel financial risk-taking, IMF warns Financial Times
The NPL secondary market receives standards Börsen-Zeitung


PM will write letter to EU asking for Brexit delay if no deal by Saturday Sky News
Brexiteers May Tolerate Boris Johnson's Deal Bloomberg News
Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal BBC News
Lawyers to try to stop Boris Johnson putting Brexit deal before MPs The Guardian
UK PM Johnson says almost there on Brexit deal: lawmakers Reuters
Dublin the Winner as Brexit Sends London Finance Firms Fleeing Bloomberg News
Addiction to loose monetary policy alarms City chiefs Financial Times
Markets watchdog seeks to force companies to disclose climate risk Financial Times
Watchdog hits back at claims it was 'asleep at the wheel' over Woodford City A.M.
Banks struggle with PPI claims after deadline surge City A.M.
Afreximbank IPO: African bank confirms plans to list in London City A.M.
Brexit insolvency fears boost demand for trade credit insurance Reuters
Insurers to co-operate on dual-pricing probe Irish Independent
Quarter of UK pension schemes unprepared for cyber attack: Aon Reinsurance News

Barclays Approved $32 Million Qatar Bonus for Jenkins, SFO Says Bloomberg News

Goodbody Stockbrokers
Bank of China leads bidders to acquire Goodbody The Irish Times

H2O's Windhorst-linked La Perla bonds set to be repaid Financial Times

Hargreaves Lansdown
Hargreaves Lansdown customers lash out over Woodford Financial Times

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's energy insurer joins movement against coal Financial News

Top London Money Manager Accused of Sexual Harassment, Groping Bloomberg News

Secure Trust Bank
Secure Trust Bank sees loan demand slow ahead of Brexit Reuters

Standard Chartered
World Bank court orders Tanzania pay $185 million to Standard Chartered Reuters

Woodford Investment Management
Trading in second Woodford fund suspended: administrator Reuters
Administrator freezes another Woodford fund after bruising day City A.M.
Woodford quits as Patient Capital boss The Times
Woodford fund to collect £4m in fees before wind-down begins Financial News
Woodford equity income fund investors expect to lose 50 per cent The Times
Clearance sale begins as fund liquidates stock The Times


Bundesbank's Jens Weidmann Pushes Back on Calls for German Spending Bloomberg News
Bundesbank Doesn't See Financial Stability Risk From Hard Brexit Bloomberg News
Germany eyes emergency measures for Brexit market panic -source Reuters
BaFin regulates PSD2 practice Börsen-Zeitung
Swiss Re, Munich Re may exceed Q3 cat budgets: analysts Reinsurance News

Aareal Bank
Activist investor raises stake in Germany's Aareal, criticizes management Reuters
Hedge funds increases pressure on Aareal Bank Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Says He Hid $45 Million Worth of Bribes Bloomberg News

Munich Re
Munich Re's automation insurtech eyes mid-tier market Reinsurance News

Zurich's oldest bank digitally equips client advisors

UBS Group
Sergio Ermotti new to the club of "green" bosses
Donald Trump wants to help this UBS banker

Wirecard faces calls from analysts for information on its accounting Financial Times
Wirecard fights against new allegations Börsen-Zeitung


France's Macron says Brexit deal can be found in coming hours Reuters
Banks are called to more efforts for their fragile customers L'Agefi
Low interest rates hit French life sector solvency: Moody's Reinsurance News
Insurers see solvency collapse with alternative discount rates Het Financieele Dagblad

ABN Amro
Weed growers go to court to register with ABN Amro De Telegraaf

BNP Paribas
Bank BNP Paribas BP monitors M&A opportunities, but others seem more apt for mBank deal - CEO PAP

Dexia sneaks away from the stock market at the end of November De Tijd
Dexia shareholders approve delisting L'Echo

HSBC France
HSBC France to leave its Champs Elysees headquarters - sources Reuters
HSBC leaves the Champs-Elysées Les Echos
HSBC France will install its headquarters avenue Kléber L'Agefi

Société Générale
SocGen offloads $3.4 bln eur of risk in deal with Mariner Investment Group Reuters


The Bank of Spain prepares for a rebound in mortgage claims Expansión
The Spanish bank was the one that sold the most delinquent loans last year after the Italian Expansión
Banking claims compensation to IP by Algarve Litoral Jornal de Negócios
BPN case: Oliveira and Costa convicted of tax fraud but holds 15 years in prison Jornal Económico
Former BES administrator "strange" fine for breach of prevention rules Jornal Económico

Banco Santander
Santander Follows Goldman Sachs With Bet on Berlin Fintechs Bloomberg News
Major bank Santander participates in the Berlin Fintech Crosslend Handelsblatt

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
DBRS upgrades CGD Mortgage Rating Jornal Económico


Banks and private individuals ready for a new shield that will save them from below-zero rates MF
The maneuver also affects the banks MF

Alpha Bank
Alpha Bank reduces loan and deposit rates Kerdos
Alpha Bank cuts interest rates Naftemporiki

Banca Carige
Carige, Fitd studies the new board MF

Banco BPM
Banco Bpm shines in the bag. Fidentiis sees Cet1 rise by one point MF


Finnish PM hopes for Brexit deal to avoid no-deal split Reuters
Negative interest rates are pushing up expectations among Danish banks FinansWatch
Savings bank merger gets green light from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority FinansWatch
The Danish FSA warns against bank: Is not a registered company and does not exist at address Børsen
Mybanker responds to the competition for wealthy customers Finans

Danske Bank
New Danske Bank manager sees great potential in new technologies FinansWatch

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank receives criticism and several injunctions following an audit visit FinansWatch


Turkey Acts to Buoy Markets After U.S. Targets Bank Over Syria Bloomberg News
Turkey Bans Short-Selling in Top Banks as U.S. Indicts Halkbank Bloomberg News
Turkey Advises Banks Against Offering Lira Liquidity Offshore Bloomberg News
Some powers of BRSA are transferred to the Central Bank Hürriyet
The Central Bank wants to block the property and money of the real owners of financial institutions Vedomosti
Changes of systemically important banks Rzeczpospolita
Slovenia central bank will fight covering losses from 2013 bank rescue Reuters
EBRD, EU boost competitiveness of Serbian firms Budapest Business Journal

Alfa-Bank will begin to recognize customers by their faces at the entrance to the branches Vedomosti

Bank Sovetsky
The ex-management of Sovetsky Bank Karpov appealed against the collection of 157 million rubles Rapsi News

Eurobank Bulgaria
Eurobank Bulgaria gets c-bank nod to absorb Piraeus Bank Bulgaria SEENews

Promsvyazbank leaves forex Kommersant

The head of Qiwi explained the loss of Rocketbank in 1 billion rubles with weak investments Forbes Russia

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank launched a platform for individuals to invest in business Vedomosti
Sberbank introduced a platform for crowdfunding RBC

Sviaz-Bank temporarily changed its owner Kommersant

Türkiye Halk Bankası
Trump-Erdogan Call Led to Lengthy Quest to Avoid Halkbank Trial Bloomberg News
Turkey's Halkbank dismisses U.S. charges, Erdogan calls them 'ugly' Reuters
Shares of Turkey's Halkbank plunge after U.S. charges Reuters
Turkey's Halkbank bonds bashed by U.S. charges

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