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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

European financial markets' revamp to cost its banks $4.4 billion a year: report Reuters
Banks May Lose Up to 15% of Europe Stock Trading Revenue Under MiFID Bloomberg News
Mifid II impact on investment banking 'exaggerated' Financial Times
ECB should plan for end of bond buys: Mersch Reuters
BRIEF-Moody's Says Outlook For Global Banking Is Stable Reuters
Lloyds, Unicredit get low rankings on climate-change response Financial Times

UK AND IRELAND

Brexit: PM urged not to let Eurosceptics 'dictate' talks BBC News
Hammond floats customs union style deal - but Cabinet yet to discuss Brexit 'end-state' Sky News
Hammond eyes tax boost for asset managers to ease Brexit fears Financial Times
UK has 48 hours to agree potential deal or Brexit talks cannot progress The Guardian
No Brexit deal will "deeply damage" UK, Lords report warns Sky News
Dublin and Brussels standing by border deal, says Varadkar Financial Times
U.K. Business Leader Says Brexit Chaos Is Looming Over Everything Bloomberg News
UK spring fiscal statement to be announced on March 13 - Hammond Reuters
2.1 million Britons trapped in overdraft debt Sky News
Hain urges probe of South Africa accounts in London Financial Times
The Queen's bankers dismiss bitcoin as pure speculation as it smashes through $14,000 The Daily Telegraph
NTMA plans to raise €14bn-€18bn in 2018 The Irish Times
Insurance firms listed in FCA sandbox Post

Allied Irish Banks
AIB must hand over account details in case alleging cyber fraud The Irish Times

Bluefin Insurance Services
Bluefin fined by FCA over insurance broker's claim to be 'truly independent' Financial Times

Hermes Investment Management
U.S. asset manager Federated Investors considers bid for UK's Hermes: source Reuters

HSBC
Ping An builds stake in HSBC to become second-biggest shareholder Financial Times
China's Ping An takes 5 percent stake in HSBC via Stock Connect Reuters

Legal & General Group
Legal & General to sell Mature Savings unit to Swiss Re Financial Times
Top UK investor seeks impartial M&A advice for non-executive directors Reuters

London Stock Exchange Group
Round one to Brydon as agency backs LSE's under-fire chairman Sky News

Numis
Buoyant markets drive 18% jump in Numis profits Financial Times

Prudential Plc
Prudential courts bidders for £13bn sale of UK annuities Sky News

RSA Insurance Group
RSA tie up with Nationwide to add £180m of premium Post

Sabre Insurance Group
Car insurer Sabre to be valued at £575m in IPO Financial Times
Sabre's value climbs on stock market debut Post

Saga
Saga suffers from Monarch collapse and insurance difficulties Financial Times
Saga makes 90 redundancies across business Post

Standard Life Aberdeen
Aberdeen Standard gets China private securities fund management approval Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Boerse chairman considering early departure: Handelsblatt Reuters
Chief Controller of Deutsche Börse is preparing to withdraw Handelsblatt

IKB Deutsche Industriebank
IKB misses quorum Börsen-Zeitung

KfW
Germany's KfW head to quit at end-2017 for health reasons -Handelsblatt Reuters
KfW CEO resigns at the end of the year Handelsblatt

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
UPDATE 1-NordLB says needs to bolster capital buffers Reuters
NordLB CEO does not rule out future need for capital increase Handelsblatt

Swiss Re
Swiss Re buys life policies from Legal & General for 872 million dollars Reuters
Swiss Re takes over life insurance Börsen-Zeitung
Swiss Re invests in the UK Neue Zürcher Zeitung

UBS Group
UBS Ex-Strategist Claims Retaliation and Seeks Damages Bloomberg News

Volkswagen Bank
Volkswagen Bank marketing three-tranche euro Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Natixis and Oddo BHF merge exhibition activities De Tijd
National Bank gives corporation tax advantage of the doubt De Standaard

Belfius Banque
Belfius must look for new driver De Tijd

European Investment Bank
Exclusive: European Investment Bank plans internationally-focused offshoot Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Banks must increase the provisions of high-risk loans Europa Press
Banco de Portugal and CMVM positions in supervisory reform Jornal de Negócios
CMVM rejects creation of new super-regulator and wants greater involvement in bank resolution Expresso
Banco de Portugal asks caution to banks in housing loans and admits restrictive measures Jornal de Notícias

CaixaBank
CaixaBank launches 'Day One', a service to boost the growth of startups with activity in Spain El Mundo

Kutxabank
Kutxabank plans to mobilize 40 million euros in consumer loans at Christmas Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy's former PM Renzi loses more allies as election nears Reuters
CBI warns 'Rome is burning' for business over Brexit Sky News
UPDATE 3-Greece's 10-year bond yield hits eight-year low Reuters

Banca Carige
REFILE-Shareholders in Italy's Carige take up 66 pct of vital cash call Reuters
Spinelli, Carige increase went well ANSA
Italy's Carige sells bad loan portfolio to Credito Fondiario Reuters

Società Cattolica di Assicurazione
BRIEF-Cattolica Assicurazioni Places Subordinated 30-yr Bond of EUR 500 mln Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Financial Stability has soon spent half a billion on banking cases Berlingske Business
Dark for big banks on the stock exchange - SEB one exception SvD Näringsliv
Iceland seeks to tap debt markets for first time in over three years Financial Times

Danske Bank
Danske Bank's Robot 'Elton' to Help Homeless Receive Payments Bloomberg News

Tryg
Tryg raises 4 billion DKK for purchase of Alka at discount rate 147 Berlingske Business

EASTERN EUROPE

Flynn Said Russia Sanctions Would Be Nixed, According to a Whistle-Blower Bloomberg News
Russian finance ministry wants back $1.4 bln of budget funds spent on troubled banks Reuters
Hungary's Central Bank Joins the Big Leagues With QE Bloomberg News
Fitch: Ukrainian Banking Sector Could Return to Profit in 2018 Reuters

Raiffeisenbank
Russia's Raiffeisenbank opens nominee account with Central Depository of Armenia ArmBanks

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
U.S. Treasury seeking information on one Turkish bank: deputy PM Reuters
Turkish Banker's Lawyer Blames Laundering on Others at Halkbank Bloomberg News

Türkiye Is Bankasi
Change in Isbank senior management Hürriyet

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