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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

More Than Half the EU Is Still Racing to Comply With MiFID Rules Bloomberg News
Mifid II will definitely come into force next January as EU commissioner rules out further deadline extensions City A.M.
ECB's Constâncio calls for hard line on 'non-banks' Financial Times
EU watchdogs to study cost, performance of mutual funds Reuters
Fitch: Public Debt, Politics Drive Western Europe Sovereign Credit Reuters
European Commission urged to delay Insurance Distribution Directive Post
Storm Ophelia losses could be as much as $1.8 billion: Reports
Artemis
Intangible risks affecting businesses could force the insurance market to restructure, says WTW's Aubert Post
Resilience (cat) bonds can help public sector access private risk capital Artemis

UK AND IRELAND

Brexit reversal would boost UK growth, says OECD Sky News
Britain has no plans to walk away from Brexit talks - Davis says Reuters
David Davis says the EU is deliberately stalling talks in a bid to get more money from the UK City A.M.
EU rebuffs British PM May, demands more concessions on Brexit Reuters
EU to Prepare for U.K. Trade Deal Even as Brexit Talks Stall Bloomberg News
Two-year Brexit transition may be too short, warns Mark Carney The Times
Uncertainty over Brexit transition 'could put 75,000 City jobs at risk' The Guardian
UK foreign minister Johnson says 100 billion euros is too much for Brexit Reuters
FCA: London doesn't need EU membership to keep investment industry booming City A.M.
Interest rates set to rise as inflation hits a five-year high The Times
Carney Confirms Rate Hike Is Near as BOE Heads for 'Tipping Point' Bloomberg News
Bank of England's Tenreyro says not ready to vote for rate hike Reuters
Britain proposes tougher M&A rules to protect national security Reuters
UK watchdog tells EU not to disrupt funds industry Reuters
UK financial watchdog head rebukes criticism over Saudi Aramco meeting Financial Times
UK needs more joined-up approach to fintech ahead of Brexit - report Reuters
UK peer-to-peer lender RateSetter receives FCA regulatory OK Reuters
UK fund manager wins $2 billion FX mandate from Alaska fund Reuters
Irish Government Considers Border Demand as Price for Brexit Progress Bloomberg News
Ireland could attract trillions in financial contracts post-Brexit The Irish Times
Irish central bank warns of Brexit no-deal disruption Financial Times
More financial firms moving to Dublin over Brexit, Ireland says Reuters
Thousands more caught in tracker mortgage overcharging scandal The Times

3i Group
MOVES-Asset manager 3i names three hires to private equity team Reuters

Bank of Ireland Group
Bank of Ireland faces legal challenge Irish Independent

Barclays
MOVES-Barclays hires Faruqui to co-head UK M&A Reuters

bfinance
MOVES-Bfinance names new London portfolio solutions head Reuters

HSBC
Ex-HSBC forex trader accused of 'scam' in trial Financial Times
BNY Mellon and HSBC join Algomi to spur corporate bond liquidity Reuters

Lloyds Banking Group
UK court to allow HBOS papers in £600m Lloyds trial Financial Times
Lloyds braced as £600m damages trial set to start Express

London Stock Exchange Group
LSE chief says shift in euro clearing would bump up costs Reuters
London Stock Exchange chief: ECB's new euro clearing rules will cost investors €20bn City A.M.

Permanent TSB Group
Bailed-out PTSB able to borrow for free Irish Independent

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
FCA allows parliamentary committee to scrutinise controversial RBS report Financial Times

Virgin Money
Virgin Money reports gross mortgage lending of 6.5 bln stg in first nine months Reuters
Virgin Money calms concerns over UK lending Financial Times
Virgin Money insists its credit card business is safer than the bigger banks The Daily Telegraph
Virgin Money share price jumps as it reports increased lending and deposits City A.M.

Willis Towers Watson
MOVES-Willis Towers hires new US Delegated Investment Solutions head Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Fitch Withdraws 5 German Savings Banks' Ratings Following Merger Reuters
BaFin presents the registration form Börsen-Zeitung
Von Rohr is followed by Laber at AGV Banken Börsen-Zeitung
Mobiliar, Leonteq and Bank Cler jointly offer pension products Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
UPDATE 3-Activist RBR courts fellow investors for Credit Suisse break-up Reuters
Credit Suisse's Biggest Shareholder Dismisses Activist's Plan Bloomberg News
Big Credit Suisse investor calls for second look at break-up plan Financial Times

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank asks banks to pitch for asset management IPO: sources Reuters

KfW
KfW attracts nearly €9bn in orders for €3bn deal Reuters

Leonteq Securities
Leonteq has found two new partners finews.ch

NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
NordLB: Landesbank denies speculation about Finanzspritze Handelsblatt

Stadtsparkasse Felsberg
Fitch Withdraws Stadtsparkasse Felsberg's Ratings Following Merger Reuters

UBS Group
UBS asks London investment bankers - Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt? Reuters

Volksbank Köln Bonn
Madaus leads the Supervisory Board of Volksbank Köln Bonn Börsen-Zeitung

Vontobel
Vontobel bears research costs Börsen-Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Natixis
MOVES-Natixis names Marc Mourre global markets commodities head Reuters

Société Générale
Societe Generale Eyes-Ultra Rich in Swiss Revamp finews
MOVES-SG appoints Woolley as head of UK innovation Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally Reuters
Net interest income of Spanish banks to fall 2%, according to Morgan Stanley Expansión
Spanish banks reduced deposits by 1% and credit by 2.7% in August Europa Press
Sabadell and CaixaBank will present their quarterly accounts outside Catalonia Europa Press
De Guindos: Sabadell and CaixaBank re-register net deposit entries Expansión
Carlos Costa: bailouts to banks can not follow single rule Jornal de Negócios
Banco de Portugal imposed fines of 317 thousand euros in the 3rd quarter Jornal De Notícias

Banco de Sabadell
Exclusive: Banco Sabadell mulls moving top management from Catalonia Reuters
BRIEF-Sabadell sells its hotel management platform for 630.7 mln euro?? Reuters

Banco Santander
BRIEF-Banco Santander announces scrip dividend of 0.04 euro/right Reuters
Santander launches new issuance of senior debt 'non preferred' in dollars Europa Press
Benjumea blames Santander for the fall of Abengoa after "imposing its cessation" El Mundo

Bankia
Economía says that it is not the "best time" to sell Bankia because of the uncertainty of Catalonia Europa Press

Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo
Spanish court jails four former managers of savings bank CAM Reuters

Caja Laboral Popular Cooperativa de Crédito
Fitch Affirms Laboral Kutxa at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable Reuters

Caja Rural de Castilla-La Mancha
Fitch Affirms Caja Rural de Castilla-La Mancha at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable Reuters

Caja Rural del Sur
Fitch Revises Caja Rural del Sur Outlook to Stable; Affirms at 'BBB' Reuters

Novo Banco
Sale of Novo Banco completed tomorrow Diário De Notícias
Lone Star re-elects Novo Banco management until 2021 Jornal De Negócios
DBRS admits to improving the rating of Novo Banco Jornal De Negócios

SegurCaixa Adeslas
SegurCaixa rescinds insurance policy with Catalan Parliament in face of increased risk Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Exclusive: Italy's president defends central bank chief as his mandate expires Reuters
Moody's maintains a negative outlook on Italian banks. Padoan: unrealistic judgment Il Sole 24 Ore
Bank of Italy defended savings, acted in concert with government: sources Reuters
BRIEF-Italian market watchdog suspends Borgosesia's share swap offer Reuters
Ubi Banca and Ubi Pramerica Sgr start the placement of a new balanced ethical fund MF
Greece, IMF agree on fast bailout review conclusion: Tsipras says Reuters
Cooperative banks are preparing their plans Naftemporiki

Azimut Holding
Azimut joins Al Mal Capital MF

Banca Carige
Carige's consortium also includes Barclays Il Sole 24 Ore

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
BRIEF-Cerved to act as special servicer on 13 bln euros of Monte Paschi's NPL Reuters

Banco BPM
BRIEF-Banco BPM picks Cattolica for exclusive talks on bancassurance deal Reuters

doBank
BRIEF-DoBank to manage 8 bln euros in Monte dei Paschi's bad debts Reuters
BRIEF-Italy's doBank commits to invest 30 mln euros in Atlante II Reuters

National Bank of Greece
National: Prepares for sale of 3 billion of bad loans Kerdos

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank agrees to sell Serbian operations to Direktna Bank Reuters
Piraeus Bank presents a series of Savings solutions Kerdos

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Swedish FSA says new mortgage rules to apply from March Reuters
Swedish banks tighten loans to real estate companies SvD Näringsliv
New data rules on the way: Now banks need to know less about their customers FinansWatch

Gjensidige Forsikring
BRIEF-Gjensidige Chairman Inge Hansen to step down in 2018 Reuters

SPAREBANK 1 ØSTLANDET
BRIEF-Loan agreement between NIB and SpareBank 1 Østlandet Reuters

Sydbank
BRIEF-Sydbank to issue EUR 75 mln as Tier 2 capital? Reuters

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank appoints new director to core area FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Banks have become more likely to block small business accounts Vedomosti
Russia creates its own digital currency: Putin introduces the crypto-ruble Handelsblatt

Raiffeisen Bank Polska
Polish regulator demands Raiffeisen Polbank be listed by mid-May Reuters
Poland warns Raiffeisen Polbank to stick to IPO deadline Financial Times

Vnesheconombank
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is thinking of providing VEB with liquidity in case of problems Banki.ru

The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major European publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. London time. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.