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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

UPDATE 2-Euro zone bond yields slightly down after ECB keeps rates unchanged Reuters
ECB vows to hold rates at historic low until inflation picks up Financial Times
ECB's Draghi welcomes German nominee Schnabel Reuters
Banks Stuck With Over $2 Billion of Loans as Investors Cut Risk Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-Britain will have to send a commissioner to Europe, von der Leyen says Reuters
EU to decide on Brexit delay on Friday - or not, officials say Reuters


No decision on Brexit extension as Westminster divided on election The Times
Boris Johnson's Election Bid Casts Doubt Over EU Brexit Delay Bloomberg News
UK Labour's Corbyn to decide on election vote after EU Brexit delay decision Reuters
Labour in chaos over election bid by Boris Johnson The Times
Boris Johnson in new push for UK general election Financial Times
UK parliament will have chance to vote on Monday for early election Reuters
UK's Javid scraps November 6 budget plan over Brexit delay, election call Reuters
Bank of England aims to boost competition in lending Reuters
FCA plans data-spending drive after criticisms it is slow to act Financial News
Tracker fund giant Vanguard cuts fees after Woodford debacle The Times
Tracker mortgage scandal: Central Bank threatened court action to secure help for victims The Times
Brexit volatility weighs on stocks, despite strong results The Irish Times

AIB Group

AIB Group Non-Exec Chair Pym To Leave; McDonagh Becomes Deputy Chair Alliance News
AIB and First Data's acquisition of Payzone gets regulatory green light The Irish Times
AIB-Payzone deal cleared by European Commission RTÉ
AIB and First Data to acquire Ireland's Payzone Finextra

Aon's Reinsurance Solutions adds co-leaders of UK & Ireland and Specialty Casualty Reinsurance News

Aviva pension scheme completes 1.7 bln stg de-risking deal Reuters
Aviva completes £1.7bn buy-in deal with staff pension scheme Reinsurance News

Barclays U-turn on Post Office cash withdrawals Financial Times
Under pressure, Barclays restores UK post office cash withdrawals Reuters
Barclays U-turn on plan to end post office banking The Times

Beazley's Crispin Hodges joins Canopius as Head of Trade Political Risk Reinsurance News

CashEuroNet UK
Biggest payday lender QuickQuid on brink of collapse Sky News
Britain's biggest payday lender to close by end of 2019 Financial Times
QuickQuid owner on brink of collapse as payday lender complaints surge The Guardian

Head of HSBC's UK investment bank departs amid strategy shift Financial News
HSBC to Embark on Job Cuts Across Middle East, North Africa Bloomberg News

KBC Bank Ireland
KBC denied overcharging led to businessman losing properties The Irish Times

Permanent TSB
UPDATE 1-PTSB boss Masding to leave Irish bank next year Reuters
Masding steps down as Permanent TSB boss Irish Independent

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS slumps to loss on weak investment banking and £900m PPI hit Financial Times
RBS swings to Q3 loss on $1.2 bln loan protection mis-selling charge Reuters
RBS Profit Wiped Out by U.K. Insurance Mis-Selling Scandal Bloomberg News
RBS in red as it takes £900m mis-selling hit The Times

Schroders to take reins of Neil Woodford investment trust Financial Times
Woodford Patient Capital Trust appoints Schroders as portfolio manager Reuters
Schroders to take charge of Woodford Patient Capital Trust City A.M.
Schroders wins Woodford investment trust contract Financial News
Schroders takes over as manager of stricken Woodford trust The Times

Ulster Bank
Negative interest rates to hit Ulster Bank's profits Irish Independent

Woodford Investment Management
UK watchdog hits back at critics over Woodford fund Reuters


Germany's Wealth Fund to Go Where Even Norway Fears to Tread Bloomberg News
Architect of Germany’s debt limit calls for new borrowing Financial Times
Swiss Banking Lobby Urges Interest Rate Change
Swiss banks see risks from persistent negative interest rates Handelsblatt

Commerzbank's Top Shareholders Unhappy With CEO's New Plan Bloomberg News

Credit Suisse
Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Grilled Over Testimony Inconsistencies Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Ex-Deutsche Bank traders avoid prison time for Libor scheme Reuters

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer Hires Amidst Unrest in Hong Kong

J. Safra Sarasin
Swiss investigate J. Safra Sarasin amid Brazilian 'car wash' probe Reuters
Federal Prosecutor's Office is conducting criminal proceedings against Bank Safra Sarasin and other economic news Neue Zürcher Zeitung

UBS Group
UBS Eyes Token Push


Macron picks tech veteran Thierry Breton for European Commission job Financial Times
ACPR retains confidence in French banks and insurers L'Agefi

Crelan and Axa Banque form the fifth Belgian bank L'Echo

BNP Paribas
Finra Fines BNP Paribas $15 Million Over Money-Laundering Controls The Wall Street Journal

ING Groep
ING closes 22 more branches in Belgium L'Echo

Rothschild & Co
Rothschild agrees deal for Livingstone's UK business Financial Times
Rothschild strikes new deal in Britain with takeover of Livingstone Reuters
Rothschild & Co strengthens in the UK Les Echos

SCOR on target despite higher than budget cat losses, as retro helps Artemis


Banco de Portugal rules out the possibility of banks applying negative interest on deposits Jornal de Negócios

Banco de Sabadell
Sabadell will earn 214 million in the third quarter, according to analysts Expansión

Banco Santander
Santander shoots 20% the growth of its new division for ultra-rich customers Expansión

Banif-Banco Internacional do Funchal
Bank of Portugal condemns Banif to 280,000 euros fine Jornal Económico
Banif has been subject to new sanctions, but Banco de Portugal receives nothing Expresso

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Bank of Portugal condemns CGD at 50 thousand euros for payment transactions violations Jornal Económico
Former bank of Caixa Geral de Depósitos sentenced to suspended sentence for deviating 340 thousand euros Jornal Económico


Italy Debt Chief Says Foreign Funds Returning to Nation's Debt Bloomberg News
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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
EU wary of Italy's plan to spare Monte Paschi from loan losses: sources Reuters

BPER Banca
REFILE-Italy's BPER aims to sell more than 1 bln euros bad loans Reuters

Mediobanca CEO defends strategy under fire from Italian billionaire Reuters
Mediobanca profit beats estimates as consumer, wealth management grow Reuters


Riksbank set to exit negative rates with December rise Financial Times
Riksbank Seeks End to Negative Rates in Pivot Away From Herd Bloomberg News
UPDATE 3-Swedish central bank to hike in Dec, end 5 years of negative rates Reuters
The Riksbank: In the longer term, it is reasonable to expect an interest rate higher than zero Dagens Nyheter
The Swedish central bank is considering the end of negative interest rates Die Presse

Norway's DNB announces share buyback as Q3 tops forecast Reuters

EQT starts preparations for sale of facilities manager Apleona: sources Reuters

Finland's Sampo reins in dividend plans, shares tumble Reuters


Banks go digital Kommersant
UPDATE 1-Rouble eyes Russian move as emerging markets slash rates Reuters
UPDATE 1-Turkish lira weakens after large rate cut Reuters
Romanian centrists seek urgent budget approval, keep gap in check Reuters
Ukraine Delivers Deeper-Than-Expected Cut in Interest Rates Bloomberg News
Regulator blocks Eurohold's buy of CEZ's Bulgarian assets Reuters
Armenian central bank's forex reserves stand now at record $487.7 million Armbanks

Alior Bank
Alior Bank to take PLN 102 mln NII hit, PLN 83 mln net profit hit in Q3 from CJEU ruling PAP

Bank VTB
Russia's VTB extends Gazprom 4 billion euro credit line for Amur plant Reuters

Promsvyazbank will create a special bureau of credit histories for the military and security forces Vedomosti

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