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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Draghi Musters ECB Gathering in Shadows of a Latvian Scandal Bloomberg News
Latvia Central Banker May Skip ECB Meet Amid Calls to Quit Bloomberg News
EU official to U.S.: clearing plans won't undermine bilateral pacts Reuters
Dutch step up call for eurozone debt writedown rules Financial Times
Germany Flexes Financial Muscle in Push for EU 'Solidarity' Bloomberg News

UK AND IRELAND

It's Brexit Decision Time for U.K. Ministers at May's Away Day Bloomberg News
Britain wants to discuss length of Brexit transition with EU Reuters
UK heads for clash with EU on Brexit transition Financial Times
Carney: good Brexit deal will be boost for growth The Times
Carney Says More BOE Rate Hikes Ahead, Stays Vague on Timing Bloomberg News
UK antitrust body's initial decision on investment consultants due in July Financial Times
MPs launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies Reuters
MPs approve new FCA chair despite tax avoidance admission The Guardian
City watchdog in spotlight over leadership after tax relief scheme admission Sky News
FCA reveals surge in cyber attacks Post
Bank of America Commits to London Even as Brexit Draws Closer Bloomberg News
Ireland to review legal framework covering bank loan sales -minister Reuters
INBS executives didn't have enough information to run bank, inquiry hears The Irish Times

AA
AA slumps as strategy plan hits profit outlook Sky News
AA to inject up to £50m solvency capital into underwriter Post
AA to pay lower dividends Reuters
Investors look for rescue after AA slashes dividend The Times

AJ Bell Holdings
Funds platform AJ Bell plots London float Sky News

Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland confirms chairman Kane's departure Irish Independent
BRIEF-Bank Of Ireland announces Chairman's intention to step down before end of 2018 Reuters

Beazley
Beazley CFO's family trims stake The Insurance Insider

Fidessa
Fidessa accepts Temenos bid as Elliott reveals stake in UK company Financial Times
City software firm Fidessa rises on £1.4bn takeover talks with Swiss rival The Daily Telegraph

Hiscox
Hiscox withdraws from aviation hull and liability at Lloyd's The Insurance Insider

HSBC Holdings
HSBC's New Chief Says He's Open to Asset Management Deals Bloomberg News

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
JLT adds EY director to M&A practice The Insurance Insider

Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Bank profits miss forecasts after fresh PPI charge Financial Times
Lloyds Banking profit jumps to $7.4 billion but misses estimates Reuters
Lloyds' CEO earns $9 mln in banner year for bank Reuters
Lloyds' first results back in private hands are best since financial crisis The Times
Lloyds Fixates on Cost Discipline With Push in Technology Bloomberg News
BRIEF-Lloyds Banking Group Says Will Look At Small Insurance Acquisition Opportunities But Plans Mainly Organic Growth Reuters
Lloyds outlines ambitious targets as profits miss forecasts Financial Times
Lloyds profits climb 24% to record £5.3bn in 'landmark year' Sky News
Lloyds' strategic plan viewed as 'evolution not revolution' Financial Times

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's gender pay gap stands at 27.7% The Insurance Insider
Lloyd's of London, other U.K. insurers reveal gender pay differences Business Insurance
Greenlight Re weighs setting up a Lloyd's syndicate The Insurance Insider

Metro Bank
UK's Metro Bank reports first annual profit Reuters
Metro bank files first annual profit amid lending growth The Guardian

Royal Bank of Scotland
British bank RBS hires 'digital human' Cora on probation Reuters

SimplyBiz
Financial services firm SimplyBiz eyes 150 million pound London IPO - source Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

UPDATE 2-German SPD has not discussed backing Weidmann for ECB chief - sources Reuters
SIX Trading Watchdog Exits finews.com
Watchdog probes Swiss banks over links to Venezuela graft case Reuters
The Finma determines in terms of money laundering Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Savings banks are driving digitalization forward Börsen-Zeitung
Swiss government wants old banknotes to be valid indefinitely swissinfo.ch

Bank Linth
Bank Linth is swinging the trowel finews.ch
Bank Linth significantly increases net income Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse in Venezuelan Scandal finews.com

Deutsche Bank
Bank Brexodus Gets Closer as Deutsche Bank Relocates Booking Bloomberg News
City of London gives the green light to Deutsche Bank's London HQ City A.M.
Deutsche Bank: This week is a momentous decision on the fund subsidiary finews.ch

Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse aims for a market share of 25 percent in euro clearing Börsen-Zeitung
Deutsche Börse aims for quarter of euro clearing after Brexit Reuters
Deutsche Börse's new boss eyes quarter of euro clearing after Brexit City A.M.

GAM Holding
GAM: Setback for CEO Alex Friedman finews.com

Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft
Raiffeisen rumors: Doris Leuthard does not seek mandates after her time as a Federal Councilor Aargauer Zeitung
Raiffeisen: Doris Leuthard refrains finews.ch

Hamburger Sparkasse
Haspa maintains good securities business and higher fees on course Handelsblatt
Haspa postpones launch of Sparkassen app Yomo is delayed Handelsblatt

Temenos Group
Temenos: With takeover to the turnover billionaire finews.ch
Temenos and Fidessa agree on takeover offer Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Temenos agrees 1.4 billion pounds deal for Fidessa, activist Elliott enters Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Ageas
Ageas generous with dividend De Tijd
BRIEF-Ageas FY Insurance Net Profit Up At 960 Million Euros Reuters
Ageas UK eyes further restructuring to drive profit growth Post

Crédit du Nord
Crédit du Nord partners with iRaiser in the collection of donations L'Agefi

HSBC France
HSBC France does not see the end of the tunnel L'Agefi

Orange Bank
Orange Bank lost 94 million euros in 2017 L'Agefi
Orange Bank attracted nearly 100,000 customers in 4 months La Tribune

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

De Guindos says that before Monday the government will say when he leaves office Expansión
The CNMV warns of five 'financial bars' located in Norway, Luxembourg, Ireland and the United Kingdom Europa Press
Regulator wants capital markets to help banks Jornal de Negócios

Banco Mediolanum
The assets of Banco Mediolanum in Catalonia exceeded 1,500 million in 2017 Europa Press

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Future president of Montepio appointed as debtor to the bank Jornal de Negócios

Mapfre
Mapfre will start tomorrow to pay 0.37 euros per share to Funespaña shareholders who accepted the OPA Europa Press
Mapfre starts today the process for the payment of an additional 0.37 euros for its takeover of Funespaña Expansión

Unicaja Banco
Unicaja Banco approves the entry as adviser to the president of Spain Duero, Manuel Muela, and the departure of Lombardero Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy Has Built a Buffer to Shield Debt From Higher Rates Bloomberg News
Padoan: 'We are writing the Def, the debt will come down' ANSA
Padoan: Italy more stable and markets less agitated
MF

Cassa Centrale Banca Credito Cooperativo del Nord
Italy's CCB to sell 2.5 billion euros in bad loans by 2020: source Reuters

Generali
Generali disinvests 2 billion from coal and aims 3.5 for the green Il Sole 24 Ore
Generali to cut coal investments in new climate change strategy Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Jyske Bank
Jyske Bank launches its own bid for investment robots Berlingske Business

Lollands Bank
Lollands Bank expects a profit before tax of 60-65 million in 2018. kr. Berlingske Business
BRIEF-Lollands Bank Q4 Pre-Tax Profit Falls To DKK ?5.1 Million Reuters

Storebrand
UPDATE 1-Norwegian investors sell $113 mln Storebrand stake Reuters

EASTERN EUROPE

The Central Bank took another bank Vedomosti
The State Duma will send a request to the Central Bank and the Prosecutor General's Office about the bank 'Yugra' Vedomosti
Development banks tell Azerbaijan to diversify economy more Reuters
Latvia must improve efforts to tackle corruption - president Reuters
Latvia says financial system remains stable despite bribery claims Financial Times
Number of Ukrainian loss-making banks to fall to fewer than 10 in 2018 - central bank Reuters
UPDATE 1-Ukrainian banks post 85 pct smaller loss in 2017 -central bank Reuters
Turkish Treasury says mandates banks for panda market bond issue Reuters
Establishment of the Romanian Development Bank approved in the Senate / Who will lead the institution and who is addressed Mediafax
ING Bank Romania launches digital platform for medium-sized companies Romania Insider

Promsvyazbank
Promsvyazbank may return to the former administration Vedomosti

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank will test 'Islamic windows' in the offices of one region Vedomosti

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