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New EU rules electrify fixed income trading volumes: survey Reuters
EU open to more ambitious deal with Britain: Barnier Reuters
Stricter global standards needed for impact funds to work – OECD Reuters
Citigroup names David Livingstone EMEA head Reuters
Citi appoints veteran banker as new Emea chief Financial Times
Mirae Asset Daewoo announces cut in paid up capital in UK unit due to Brexit uncertainty Reuters
Alipay is expanding its power with a new license in Europe Handelsblatt


Brexit Battle Lines Harden as May Stumbles in Search for a Deal Bloomberg News
UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle Reuters
May Faces Tough Talks With Opponents to Get New Brexit Deal Bloomberg News
Brexit talks with lawmakers have been constructive - PM May's spokeswoman Reuters
UK says second Brexit vote would take over a year to organise: source Reuters
UK Labour leader says any new Brexit referendum can't be a re-run of 2016 Reuters
UK Labour could back second Brexit referendum, Corbyn hints Reuters
Delay to Brexit is inevitable, former UK PM Blair says Reuters
UPDATE 1-Small banks could reap regulatory dividend from Brexit - Bank of England Reuters
Small UK banks may benefit from simpler regulation post-Brexit — BoE's Woods Financial Times
UK banks braced for slump in consumer borrowing Financial Times
Irish financial system can withstand 'cliff-edge' Brexit –central bank Reuters
Dublin seeks to protect insurers in no-deal scenario Financial Times
Irish may struggle to get wedding and pet insurance after a no-deal Brexit The Irish Times

Anglo Irish Bank
Former bank chief Denis Casey appeals Anglo conviction The Irish Times

Funding Circle
Rising defaults take gloss off Funding Circle's lending boom The Times

Lloyds Banking Group
UPDATE 1-Lloyds secures Berlin bank licence as part of Brexit preparations –source Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Britain's RBS seeks investor backing for share buyback plan Reuters
RBS moves to speed up reprivatisation with share buyback Financial Times
Taxpayers risk loss from RBS buyback The Times


Germany, China pledge to deepen pragmatic financial cooperation Reuters
Germany, China to sign pacts during finance minister's Beijing visit Reuters

Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte warns of problems for the global economy Handelsblatt

Credit Suisse Group
Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Freed Months After Fraud Conviction Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Cross-Border Deutsche Bank Merger? Not So Fast, Barclays Says Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank's Path to a Game-Changing Merger Got Bumpier Bloomberg News

LfA Förderbank Bayern
In Bavaria record with promotional loans Börsen-Zeitung

Liechtensteinische Landesbank
LLB Warns on Profits

Savings Bank President warns of liquidation of NordLB and promotes a "Super Landesbank" Handelsblatt

Raiffeisen Gruppe Switzerland
Raiffeisen: Prosecutors release report on the era of Pierin Vincenz

Union Bancaire Privée
Union Bancaire Privée reports lower profits
UBP earns less Neue Zürcher Zeitung


Brexit: France activates no-deal plan BBC News
France triggers €50m contingency plan in case of no-deal Brexit The Guardian
French Bank Gloom Hits Traders as BNP, SocGen Weigh Bonus Cuts Bloomberg News

BNP Paribas
MOVES-BNP Paribas Asset Management names Sylvain Ghisoni country sales head for France Reuters

Société Générale
SocGen blames rocky markets for its profit warning Reuters
Société Générale trading revenues hit by 'challenging' market Financial Times
Societe Generale warns of 20% revenue drop in fourth quarter Financial News
SocGen Considers Shutting $4.7 Billion Prop-Trading Unit Bloomberg News


The Bank of Spain restitutes to Regulation the faculty to interpret accounting norms El País
The Bank of Spain will stop issuing 500 euros bills on January 27 Europa Press
The Treasury will reinforce the control of large estates, Fintech, electronic commerce and cryptocurrencies Expansión
The Spanish fintech Bnext exceeds 100,000 active clients and grows 48% per month Europa Press

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
ECB concerned by reports Spanish bank BBVA hired firm to spy in 2004: sources Reuters
CC.OO. requires Torres to resolve the uncertainty in the staff of BBVA for the eavesdropping scandal Europa Press

Banco Montepio
Banco Montepio pays 8% to Associação Mutualista for the issue of 50 million Jornal Económico

Banco Santander
Santander will appeal its imputation in the criminal case of Popular Expansión
Santander requires that the fund that wants to buy its headquarters in the Financial City be investigated El País

Banco Santander Totta
The ECB approves new administrators of Santander Totta Jornal De Negócios

Bankia denounces a former risk manager who loaned 46 million irregularly El Mundo

Spain's Caixabank proposes laying off over 2,000 workers: source Reuters
The Bank of Spain imposes a fine of 3.6 million to CaixaBank Expansión
CaixaBank fined 3.6 million euros for mortgage irregularities Jornal De Negócios

Novo Banco
Novo Banco admits that it will need more public capital Jornal De Notícias
Novo Banco lost 450 workers in 2018 Expresso


Bank of Greece: Debt of 3.18 billion paid by the state in 2018 Kerdos
Cyprus-based Woodbrook plots Irish health and life insurance entry The Irish Times

Banca Carige
Banca Carige questions Fitch's downgrade Reuters
Italy's Carige could get green light for state-backed bond issue soon: minister Reuters
Tria: for Carige the government looks for a "private solution" AGI
Malacalza writes to ECB for clarification Il Sole 24 Ore
Banca Carige has requested state guarantee for obligations L'Agefi


Norway's PM Solberg forms majority centre-right government Reuters
Norway banks see increase in lending rates, funding cost in Q1 Reuters

Klarna Bank
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Rapper Snoop Dogg Backs Swedish Online Payments Company Bloomberg News
Snoop Dogg invests in £2bn Swedish fintech company Sky News

Oslo Børs
Nasdaq discussing potential deal to buy Oslo Bors Financial Times
Nasdaq discussing potential deal for Oslo stock exchange - FT Reuters


Russia's says it bought forex worth 15.6 bln rbls on Jan 15 Reuters
UPDATE 2-Head of Russia's ACRA ratings agency leaves post Reuters
Central Bank has banned the IFC "City Savings Bank" to work in the financial market Vedomosti
Estonia scraps key part of new anti-money laundering legislation Reuters
Turkish Bank Stocks Start 2019 With a Fighting Comeback Rally Bloomberg News
Europe's Interest-Rate Hike Pioneers Are Now Calling for Caution Bloomberg News
National Bank reported on the profitability of the banking system of Ukraine for the first time in five years Vedomosti
Bulgarian c-bank urges conservative lending to offset cyclical risks, external shocks SeeNews
Romania's finance minister plans to restrict deductibility of bank provisions Romania Insider

Alior Bank
Alior cooperates with ARP Rzeczpospolita

Bank Millennium
Bank Millennium plans to issue up to PLN 830 mln bonds Warsaw Business Journal

A subcommittee in the GetBack case will be established Rzeczpospolita

Idea Bank
Poland's Idea Bank to merge with Getin Noble in all-share deal Reuters
Getin Noble and Idea Bank set merger terms Warsaw Business Journal

ING Bank Romania
ING Bank: Online services fell after a cyber attack. Customer data was not affected

Otkritie Holding
Otkritie Holding leaves capital of three Russian rating agencies Vedomosti

Ukraine's PrivatBank expects court appeal against former owners this year Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank disclosed the details of customer participation in the crowd-lending platform RBC

Türkiye Halk Bankası
Turkish Capital Markets board approves Halkbank issue of up to $2 bln debt Reuters

Türkiye İhracat Kredi Bankası
Turk Eximbank issues USD 500 million worth of 5-year bonds Hürriyet

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