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U.S. to mirror EU moves in scrutinizing derivatives clearers Reuters
The US Trade Representative wants to talk to EU and Japan representatives in Paris this week Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Some euro zone banks need extra buffers amid slowdown: ECB Reuters
Robots to take 400,000 finance jobs in the next decade Financial News
JPMorgan names new heads of Emea leveraged finance Financial News
Wells Fargo picks ex-Barclays banker Langley as Emea chief Financial News
Morgan Stanley Is Making Cuts Within its London Equities Business Bloomberg News
Activity in the European insurance run-off market to increase, says S&P Reinsurance News
The private re/insurance sector is ready to tackle rising flood losses: Swiss Re's Noriega, Wiese Reinsurance News


UK government wants to settle second Brexit vote, customs issues quickly: spokesman Reuters
Theresa May offers vote on second Brexit referendum Financial Times
Theresa May loses support for her Brexit deal after offering vote on second referendum City A.M.
Theresa May bids to save her Brexit deal but loses more MPs' support Sky News
UK opposition Labour Party will not back PM May's Brexit deal Reuters
UK lawmakers can determine type of Brexit by amending law: minister Reuters
New UK PM may be needed to deliver Brexit: Northern Irish DUP's Dodds Reuters
British PM's new Brexit deal appears acceptable to Ireland: Varadkar Reuters
BOE Regulator Says Freedom From EU Could Improve Bank Oversight Bloomberg News
Financial advice gap has widened since 2015, says report Financial Times
UK regulator warns fund hosting platforms on governance, risk Reuters
KPMG fights 'extravagant' fine over bank report The Times
UK audit watchdog proposes record $16 million fine for KPMG Reuters
UK pension funds continue to slash equity investments Financial News
Sharing economy insurtech appoints two to management team Post
Insurance companies urged to develop more dementia-friendly policies Post

AIB Group
AIB's Project Alder to sell off more than €1bn worth of toxic debt The Irish Times

Barclays exceeds the 3% threshold in Dia after Letterone's agreement with banking Expansión

Beazley adds Cal Spessard to lead environmental liability claims team Reinsurance News

Brit Ltd.
Brit hires Drew from Aviva as new Head of Outwards Reinsurance Artemis
Aviva's James Drew joins Brit as Head of Outwards Reinsurance Reinsurance News
Brit's Sussex Capital targets doubling of premiums, ~$250m AuM in 2019 Artemis

First Derivatives
First Derivatives: Profits up 38% at Newry tech firm BBC News
Revenue jumps at First Derivatives Irish Independent

London Stock Exchange Group
London Stock Exchange Seeks Listings From Africa Bloomberg News

Metro Bank
Metro Bank hit by shareholder protest Financial Times
Metro Bank dodges major shareholder rebellion Reuters
Norges Bank buys into Britain's Metro Bank after cash call Reuters

MS Amlin
MS Amlin invests in cyber reinsurance MGA Envelop Risk Artemis
MS Amlin takes minority stake in reinsurance MGA, Envelop Risk Reinsurance News

Nationwide Building Society
Nationwide Building Society predicts further squeezed margins Financial Times
Britain's Nationwide profits fall on IT spending, mortgage market competition RTÉ

Tesco Bank
Tesco Bank falls victim to UK mortgage price war Financial Times
REFILE-BRIEF-Tesco Bank To Cease New Mortgage Lending And Explore Sale Of Mortgage Portfolio Reuters

TransferWise closes $292 million secondary funding round at $3.5 billion valuation Reuters
BlackRock backs TransferWise as start-up's value hits $3.5bn Financial News


German hawks push Jens Weidmann for ECB presidency job Financial Times
Bank Tech Shift Biggest Challenge Since Crisis, Bundesbank Says Bloomberg News

Avaloq group
Avaloq to Lose Top Executive

Baloise Bank SoBa
First Swiss retail bank embraces Google

Deutsche Bank
Top Deutsche Bank Investors Focusing Discontent on Chairman Bloomberg News
Big Deutsche Bank investors demand a succession plan for chairman Achleitner - sources Reuters
UBS analyst sends Deutsche Bank to all-time low

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer Poaches Pictet Veteran

Raisin GmbH
German savings marketplace Raisin eyes U.S. launch Reuters

SIX Group
Swiss court confirms SIX Group card payments fine Reuters

Temenos Aims to Outperform Its Main Rival

UBS Group
UBS Insider Case Indictee Says Biggest Trade Was $18 Million Bloomberg News
UBS Is Poised to Settle Tax Case With Italy for $110 Million Bloomberg News
Swiss bank UBS will pay no more interest from June onwards Die Presse
UBS lowers the interest on savings to 0.00 percent Neue Zürcher Zeitung


Debut Dutch green bond lures more than 20 billion euros of orders Reuters

Axa turned upside down Finanz und Wirtschaft

BNP Paribas
MOVES-BNP Paribas appoints Bruno Villard as head of M&A for EMEA region Reuters

ING Groep
ING produces a variable income product to mobilize money from current accounts El País

Société Générale
SocGen shareholders renew CEO Oudea for 4-year board term Reuters


Bank of Portugal regulates "right to disconnect" from work Jornal de Negócios
Portugal to issue debt in Chinese currency Diário de Notícias
IGCP advances with exchange offer to postpone debt repayment to 2026 Jornal de Negócios
BBVA, Santander and Mutua receive 600 million from their insurers Expansión

Banco Santander
MOVES-D'Ercole to join Santander European DCM Reuters

Banif-Banco Internacional do Funchal
Banif slaves have another 15 days to claim lost investments Diário de Notícias

Bankia sells more than 1,200 homes with discounts of up to 40% Expansión

Bankinter wants to be the most competitive variable rate and fixed Jornal de Negócios

Bison Bank
Banco de Portugal approves new CEO of Bison Bank Jornal Económico

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD launches account through the Digital Mobile Key in collaboration with the State Jornal Económico
Macedo guarantees that CGD is doing everything to recover credits to Berardo Jornal Económico
Banking profits without extraordinary effects Jornal de Negócios

Millennium BCP
Banking and Banking Staff Union abstains from BCP remuneration Diário de Notícias


Bank of Greece: Increase of current account deficit by € 352 million Naftemporiki


Consumer credit peak had to go on the day Dagens Næringsliv

Auxiliary organizations attack the role of banks in the postponed Nets fee Jyllands-Posten

SBAB puts a stop - for many applications SvD Näringsliv
SBAB stops new applications for mortgage lending Sydsvenskan


Russian sees no financial stability risks from contaminated oil - official Reuters
Russia says buffers to protect economy are sufficient Reuters
Banks are holding back dividend payments, sending billions less abroad E15
Turkey Central Bank Undoes Tightening After Adding Lira Defenses Bloomberg News
The ECB Checks Whether Banks in Bulgaria Can Cope with External Risks Novinite

VEB Discloses the Silence of Savings from the Beginning of the Year Vedomosti

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