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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

Big European banks face call to end funding for firms building coal-fired plants Reuters
EU reaches deal on classifying green financial products Reuters
Europe Reaches Deal on Landmark Rules Governing Green Investment Bloomberg News
EU gives green light to rule book on sustainable investments Financial Times
Green bonds set for shake up as EU agrees rules for sustainable financial products Reuters
Major European investors urge EU to enshrine climate goal in law Reuters
Investors want the EU to go carbon neutral by 2050 Financial News
UPDATE 3-ESM reform done in principle, no roadmap for euro zone deposit insurance Reuters
UPDATE 2-EU watchdog calls for single feed for stock prices across region Reuters
Eurozone ministers divided over banking union negotiations Financial Times
EU agrees steps toward tighter money-laundering supervision Reuters
EU Will Face More Money-Laundering Scandals, Netherlands Say Bloomberg News
EU agrees tough line on digital currencies like Facebook's Libra Reuters
BIS Wants Central Banks at Center of Digital Cash Revolution Bloomberg News
EU regulator says Mifid II rules have failed on market data costs Financial Times
Private equity owners go on a 'buy and build' spree in Europe Financial News
U.S., UK charging Russian national over hacking, bank fraud -Justice Dept Reuters
Insurance Europe issues regulatory advice to EU policymakers Reinsurance News


Election 2019: Brexit Party defectors urge Nigel Farage to withdraw The Times
U.K. Businesses Put Probability of Brexit Deal in 2020 Below 50% Bloomberg News
UK regulators call time on lengthy glitches in banking services Reuters
Financial Conduct Authority rejects claims it ignored risk to the public The Times
Property funds exodus sees investors withdraw £3bn The Times
Fears grow that other property funds could follow M&G lead The Times
Britain's fintech boom shows signs of slowing The Daily Telegraph
UK firm Formations House and corrupt dictator Yahya Jammeh The Times

AJ Bell
AJ Bell reports record profit a year after float Financial Times
AJ Bell reports record profits in first year after float The Times

Aston Lark
Aston Lark set to acquire Wright Insurance Brokers in Ireland Reinsurance News

IG Group
IG Group sees lower H1 revenue as tighter regulations weigh Reuters
European rule change hits trading at IG Group The Times

Landbay Partners
Peer-to-peer lending platform Landbay shuts doors to retail investors Financial Times

Metro Bank
Backer adds to clouds over Metro Bank The Times
Metro Bank's biggest backer reveals fresh cut to stake after boss quits The Daily Telegraph

M&G Investments
Oversight board member Carolan Dobson was director of Neil Woodford's Patient Capital Trust The Times

Permanent TSB Group
PTSB's rating lifted above junk status for first time since crisis Irish Independent

Standard Life Aberdeen
Aberdeen property fund hit by surge of withdrawals Financial Times

Woodford Investment Mangement
Neil Woodford's frozen Income Focus gate 'should have opened earlier' The Times


Swiss Launch Crypto-School for Bankers
Florian Kuebler: «Banks Can't Keep Up»

Avaloq Group
Maybank Extends Avaloq Partnership

Chubb promotes Louise Joyce to head of industry practices Post
Chubb's Louise Joyce named Head of Industry Practices, UK&I Reinsurance News

Germany's Commerzbank may open 400-strong IT hub in Bulgaria: minister Reuters
Germany's Commerzbank plans to set up IT hub in Sofia - ministry SEENews
Commerzbank wants to sell its Polish subsidiary by the end of 2020 Handelsblatt

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Blocks Prosecutor Using Critical Finma Report Bloomberg News

German bank Deka makes first move toward possible merger with Helaba Reuters

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Gives Crypto Enthusiasts Some Hope to Hang On Bloomberg News

German insurtech Getsafe plots UK launch Post

Julius Bär Gruppe
Vanished communist cash still causing pain for Swiss bank Baer Reuters

EU clears German lender NordLB 3.6 bln euro rescue plan Reuters
The EU Commission waves a rescue package for NordLB Handelsblatt

Swiss Re
Phoenix Group in Talks to Acquire Swiss Re's ReAssure Bloomberg News
BRIEF-Swiss Re AG Says It Will Adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) For Its Consolidated Financial Statements As Of 1 January 2024 Reuters
CV Starr hires former Swiss Re exec to launch Munich aviation hub The Insurance Insider

UBS Group
UBS Weighs Fund Platform Sale in Asset Management Revamp Bloomberg News
Coaching Firm Poaches From UBS
Spanish dealmakers depart UBS amid cost-cutting drive Financial News

Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zuercher Kantonalbank Cuts Threshold for Penalty Charges


Belgian banks, robust but not very profitable L'Echo

Amundi launches €500m private equity strategy Private Equity News
Amundi unveils €500m private equity strategy Financial News

Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance
A French Banker, a Lost Bonus and a Boombox at 'Full Blast' Bloomberg News

Euronext to buy control of Nordics power market operator Nord Pool Reuters
Euronext buys Norwegian power exchange in €84m deal Financial News

ING Groep
ING says in talks with Italian authorities over money-laundering probe Reuters
"ING reaches money laundering settlement in Italy" Het Financieele Dagblad


The Bank of Spain monitors electronic payment fraud Expansión
DBRS: Banks in Portugal reduced bad credit portfolio by 32% within one year Jornal Económico
Fitch predicts new phase of consolidation in Portuguese banking sector Expresso
Portuguese Fintech ITSCREDIT is finalist for the "Banking Technology Awards" Jornal Económico

Banco de Sabadell
Sabadell exceeds the limits required by the ECB for 2020 Expansión

Banco Montepio
Banco de Portugal is already evaluating Pedro Leitão's suitability to be CEO of Banco Montepio Jornal Económico

Banco Santander
Santander unifies talent management for the entire group Expansión

The ECB raises the minimum capital required to Caixabank to 8.78% for next year Expansión


UPDATE 1-Italy readies banking union proposals after winning ESM delay Reuters
Italy says ESM reform clauses on debt restructuring might be in annexes Reuters
Ruling 5-Star says it "will take months" for Italy to sign off on ESM reform Reuters
Italy to issue its first green bond in second half of 2020 - head of debt Reuters
BoG: The four big challenges for the Greek banking system Kerdos

Banca Popolare di Bari
UPDATE 1-Italy's Popolare di Bari taps banking fund for help - sources Reuters

Praxia Bank
Praxia papers open on December 9th Naftemporiki

Italy's transport minister says government should intervene over UniCredit job cuts Reuters
Moody's says UniCredit's new plan is credit positive Reuters


Flodén's brag: "We haven't raised the interest rate yet" Svenska Dagbladet

Danske Bank
Danske Bank lifts 2019 profit outlook again Reuters
Danske Bank upgrades for the second time in four days Finans
Danske Bank upgrades: Expects plus NOK 15 billion Politiken

Tink launches open banking platform in Portugal Jornal Económico
Tink moves on Portugal and Italy Finextra


Russians charged over global bank internet fraud Financial Times
UPDATE 2-Turkish cenbank to use required reserves for fine tuning in 2020 Reuters
Turkish cenbank says to maintain policy of increasing reserves in 2020 Reuters
Turkish watchdog step on NPLs credit positive for Turkish banks-Moody's Reuters
Lending business shows no signs of overheating - MNB Budapest Business Journal
ÁKK sells HUF 40 bln of bonds at auction, more than planned Budapest Business Journal

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank ATMs began serving customers in Tajik and Uzbek Vedomosti
Sberbank will reduce mortgage rates for the military Vedomosti
Salaries at Sberbank in 2019 will grow stronger than the market average Vedomosti
Sberbank will transfer the services of the Moscow City Hall to its IT platform Vedomosti
Gref announced a radical revision of Sberbank's policy after a data leak Vedomosti

Türkiye Halk Bankası
Halkbank must enter plea in sanctions case before fighting jurisdiction: U.S. judge Reuters

The Central Bank accused the former VEB employee of manipulating trading in the foreign exchange market Vedomosti

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