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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB to halt expansion of €2.6tn stimulus programme Financial Times
ECB ends crisis-fighting bond buys but eyes increasing risks Reuters
ECB still sees balanced economic outlook, but downside risk more prominent Reuters
The European Banking Authority opens the process to find a new president Europa Press
Basel Committee cracks down on window dressing by banks Financial Times
EBRD says president cleared in information gathering investigation Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

Brexit: EU humiliates May with refusal to budge on deal The Times
EU gives May assurances on Brexit, but cold comfort Reuters
Brexit blow for Theresa May as EU leaders say there will be no renegotiation Sky News
UPDATE 1-EU offers Britain some assurances over Brexit backstop Reuters
BNY Mellon shelves new London office search ahead of Brexit Financial Times
Taubman's PJT unveils London partner promotions Financial News

AIG Life
Philip Willcock named CEO of AIG Life Limited (UK) Reinsurance News

IFG Group
Financial firm IFG maps out growth for UK units Irish Independent

Man Group
Man Group to exclude controversial stocks from some funds Financial Times

Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered Cuts Jobs in Indian Retail Bank Operation Bloomberg News
Standard Chartered axes over 200 jobs in India: source Reuters
Standard Chartered cuts India headcount as digital alternatives gain steam Press Trust of India

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Deutsche Bank merger with Commerzbank not expected anytime soon - union Reuters
Shareholders skeptical of Deutsche Bank/Commerzbank tie-up Reuters
Swiss National Bank keeps policy loose, cuts inflation outlook Reuters
SNB Sees Downside Risks as It Keeps Crisis Policy Settings Bloomberg News
Interest rate decision of the SNB: The SNB remains expansionary Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Germany May Be Inching Closer to Having a New No. 2 Lender Bloomberg News

Credit Suisse Group
CS Quietly Flags Trading Loss finews.com

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Faces Fresh Calls for Scrutiny in Congress The Wall Street Journal
Warren, Van Hollen Call for Senate Scrutiny of Deutsche Bank Bloomberg News

GAM
GAM shares hit 20-year low after profit warning and dividend cut Financial Times
GAM Suffers Record Decline After Scandal Leads to Massive Loss Bloomberg News
Embattled asset manager GAM warns on profit, cuts staff, dividend Reuters
GAM tries it with transparency and writes off almost a billion Neue Zürcher Zeitung

UBS Group
UBS Corrals Mega-Rich Clients to Bet on Times Square Skyscraper Bloomberg News

FRANCE AND BENELUX

BNP Paribas
BNP Banker Who Called Colleague a 'Princess' Says He Was Joking Bloomberg News

ING Groep
ING is taking a step towards companies with a Payment Request De Telegraaf

Natixis
Natixis merges private equity units to create $6.7bn alternatives business Financial News
Natixis streamlines its expertise in private equity L'Agefi

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Banca Carige
Carige, Fitch confirms the long-term judgment on the CCC + Genova24

Banco Santander Totta
Santander appoints new head of its subsidiary in Portugal Expansión
AG of Santander Totta today approves replacement of Vieira Monteiro by Castro and Almeida Jornal Económico
Santander Totta hires for advice at the Associação Portuguesa de Bancos Jornal de Negócios

Mapfre
Mapfre renews the direction of some businesses to promote the digital transformation of the group Europa Press

Unicaja Banco
Unicaja Banco and unions avoid an ERE and agree on 760 pre-retirements and 200 transfers on a voluntary basis Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Banca Popolare di Bari
Popolare di Bari, Vincenzo De Bustis is a managing director MF

BPER Banca
Italy's BPER working on selling unlikely-to-pay loans-exec Reuters

UniCredit
UniCredit Said to Have Started Sale of Austrian Card Unit Bloomberg News
UniCredit CEO sees no merger until late 2021 at earliest: Euromoney Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

UPDATE 3-Norway's central bank keeps rates on hold, sees slower tightening Reuters
Norges Bank allows interest rates to remain unchanged at 0.75 per cent Dagens Næringsliv
Norges Bank Tells Market to Prepare for a Rate Hike in March Bloomberg News

EASTERN EUROPE

Ukraine central bank keeps main interest rate at 18 percent: statement Reuters
Morgan Stanley to close equities and FX desks in Moscow Financial Times
Morgan Stanley to Shut Down Moscow Equities and FX Desks Bloomberg News
GNB, Idea Bank to seek financial investor PAP

Akbank
Akbank has started to transfer money from the blockchain infrastructure Hürriyet

mBank
mBank will support green energy Rzeczpospolita

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank explained the purchase of the domain sber.ru Vedomosti
Sberbank collected biometric data of millions of people Vedomosti

Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank
Hungary bank group Takarek eyes leaner structure, lending drive Reuters

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankası
Ziraat Bank to rethink agricultural loans Hürriyet

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