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Friday's headlines, Financials edition


Business confidence declines in London but firms look to hire City A.M.
Brexit uncertainty will still hurt UK economy even with a deal, says Bank of England
The Independent
BOE Says Brexit Uncertainty Skews Forecasts, Keeps Rate on Hold Bloomberg News
BoE holds rates but struggles to hold line on Brexit forecasts Financial Times
Bailey's FCA is in need of a remit reboot City A.M.
Serious Fraud Office prosecutes just four money laundering cases since 2014 City A.M.
Credit unions becoming larger but less profitable Irish Independent

Insurer Aviva looking to sell Asia business - sources Reuters

Barclays hikes dividend 20% and targets highest yearly payout since 2008 Reuters
Barclays cuts 3,000 jobs despite surging profits The Telegraph
Barclays vows to hit profitability target after 'challenging' quarter Financial Times

FBD Holdings
Muldoon 'makes no apology' for FBD's 50pc jump in profits Irish Independent

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's Lab selects third cohort for insurtech incubator

London Stock Exchange Group
Test awaits LSE when euphoria over $27bn Refinitiv deal passes Financial Times
Banks could reap $100 million in fees from LSE-Refinitiv deal
London Stock Exchange buys Bloomberg's biggest rival
London Stock Exchange Boss Marks First Year on the Job With $14.5 Billion Refinitiv Deal The Wall Street Journal
LSE Puts a Ring of Steel Around Its Refinitiv Deal Bloomberg News

RSA Insurance Group
UPDATE 2-Insurer RSA reviews future of London commercial business Reuters
Underwriting improvements help RSA to maintain steady profits Reinsurance News
RSA to 'remain vigilant' on London Market business Post

Schroders first-half pretax profit down 14% as outflows hit revenues Reuters
Schroders profits fall 14 per cent amid equity outflows Financial Times

Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered Beats With Cost Cuts as Trade Tensions Simmer Bloomberg News
StanChart warns of trade war, rate risks after profit tops estimates Reuters
Standard Chartered boss regrets pay row The Times

Woodford Investment Management
FCA will probe fund governance after Woodford, warns Schroders CEO
Financial News


Horror at German banks via the ECB: earnings are dwindling Handelsblatt

Baden-Württembergische Bank
lawsuit against BW-Bank: Dieter Zetsche feels bad advice Handelsblatt

Commerzbank subsidiary Comdirect wins customers, but has a problem Handelsblatt

Swiss Re
Swiss Re's Jason Busti joins AXIS Re as President of North America Reinsurance News
AXIS Re hires Busti as President NA, names Romeo Head of Property Bermuda Artemis


France disagrees with U.S. sanctions on Iranian foreign minister Reuters
Belgians lose 4 billion euros in purchasing power due to low interest rates De Tijd

AXA's first-half profit falls after writing down value of Equitable Holdings Reuters
Norway wealth fund and AXA sell French office property Reuters
The acquisition of Axa Bank by Crelan will transform the two networks L'Echo

BNP Paribas
MOVES-BNP Paribas Asset Management names CEO for Taiwan unit

Crédit Agricole
Credit Agricole Joins SocGen in Lifting Capital as Revenue Gains Bloomberg News
Credit Agricole's corporate and investment banking unit weigh on profitability Reuters

Groupe BPCE
French bank Natixis says inflows into H2O normalized in July after massive withdrawals
Natixis said net inflows into crisis-hit fund manager 'normalised' in July Financial Times
BPCE records a decline in earnings of 8% in the second quarter Le Figaro

ING Groep
ING chief says quantitative easing benefits have 'dried up' Financial Times
ING posts second-quarter profit of $1.6 bln, tops estimates Reuters
ING CEO Blasts ECB for Signaling Plan to Cut Rates, Restart QE Bloomberg News
ING's Rising Compliance Costs Cast Shadow Over Client Growth Bloomberg News
Dutch bank ING warns against further ECB money printing Reuters

LeasePlan Corp.
Jochen Sutor joins LeasePlan as chief financial officer Fleetworld
LeasePlan finds a new CFO at Commerzbank Het Financieele Dagblad

Société Générale
SocGen's shares rise as bank boosts solvency ratio
SocGen Boosts Capital Strength as Oudea's Revamp Takes Hold Bloomberg News


Banco de Portugal authorized 4,424 credit intermediaries and rejected another 1,285 Jornal Económico

Liberbank earns 73 million in the first half of the year, down 14% El País


Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
UPDATE 1-Italy's Monte Paschi speeds up bad loan sales Reuters
Monte Paschi Profit Struggles Complicate Exit From State Control Bloomberg News
Mps sells 455 million impaired loans ANSA

Eurovita Assicurazioni
Italy's Eurovita buys Pramerica Life from Prudential Financial Reuters

Italy's Generali beats first-half expectations, confirms targets Reuters
Generali profits up by 7.6%, with positive results across all segments Reinsurance News
Generali: half-year profit of 1.8 billion ANSA

National Bank of Greece
National Bank of Greece to sell 1.2 bln euros of bad loans Reuters

UniCredit says no evidence of any customer data breach after Capital One case-memo to staff Reuters


Banks' requirements to provide a discount on mortgages SvD Näringsliv


Poland should pursue moderate pace of financial sector growth - MinFin PAP
Bulgarian Banks Profits Continue to Rise Novinite
Moldova's c-bank lifts key rate to 7.5% SEENews
The CNB left rates unchanged, so they may remain for a longer period ČTK
Mortgage rates fell sharply

Idea Bank
Idea Bank initially tagged for select misselling infractions on GetBack bonds PAP

mBank wants to increase net profit in 2019 vs 2018 - CEO PAP

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank invested $ 1 billion in the development of non-banking ecosystem

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