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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB's Lane sees no dramatic move in rates in coming years Reuters
ECB, the monetary stimulus must remain broad MF
Merkel brakes at deposit insurance Börsen-Zeitung
France's President formulates 4 new bids for Europe Handelsblatt
Macron urges reforms and laments German fetishism for budget surpluses Handelsblatt
Insurers keen to tap into mass appeal of sports Financial Times


BoE's Carney says UK momentum will bounce back Financial Times
Bank of England to wait out soft data as it eyes next rate rise Reuters
Carney Says Modest Rate Hikes Needed Even as Inflation Cools Bloomberg News
UK banks' capital market activity at near-decade high Financial Times
UK Pensions Regulator to beef up frontline resources Financial Times
Ex-INBS boss Fingleton argues regulator only made 'recommendations' on credit reviews The Irish Times
UK 'pot hole epidemic' costs insurers £4.2m in four months Financial Times
U.K.'s Retired Sun Seekers Risk Losing Pensions After Brexit Bloomberg News
U.S. asset manager Vanguard joins British insurance body Reuters

Aviva chief risks bonus hit over preference share controversy Financial Times
Aviva board could face pay cuts over shares 'fiasco' The Times

Bramson met Old Mutual Global Investors to discuss Barclays stake Financial News

Beaufort Securities
Beaufort Securities' clients in angry clashes with PwC Financial Times

Insurer Beazley says Q1 premiums rose 10 pct y/y Reuters
Beazley bulks up on recalibrated property & reinsurance pricing Artemis

ESO Capital Group
Credit Firm ESO to Buy Midmarket Buyout House Private Equity News

Funding Circle
Funding Circle hires first female NED ahead of £2bn float Sky News

Rathbone Brothers
Rathbones suffers higher outflows and fall in funds under management Financial Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
RBS CEO Search Is Said to Intensify After McEwan Seals DOJ Deal Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-RBS to consider appeals for indirect losses to businesses in turnaround unit Reuters

RSA Insurance Group
Insurer has to weather the storms The Times
UPDATE 1-Bad weather may hit RSA H1 performance - CFO Reuters
RSA net written premiums rise 2 pct, bad weather hits profit Reuters
RSA latest insurer to unveil hit from Beast from the East The Daily Telegraph
RSA hit by winter weather Insurance Business

Standard Chartered
StanChart Markets $1.5 Billion of Private Equity Deals Bloomberg News

TP Icap
TP ICAP gets revenue boost from Wall St volatility Reuters

Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank puts €1.6bn in defaulted mortgages on market The Irish Times


Allianz Group
Allianz enters Portuguese insurance distribution agreement with CaixaBank Reinsurance News

Deutsche Bank
At Deutsche Bank's U.S. Unit, Anxiety Grows as Ax Starts to Fall Bloomberg News


ABN Amro Group
'Less profit for ABN AMRO' De Telegraaf

CNP Assurances
Insurer CNP Partners earned 3.45 million in 2017, 0.6% more Europa Press

Justice US is considering prosecuting former Rabobank employees in money laundering cases Het Financieele Dagblad
CEO of Bank That Hid Drug Cash Faces U.S. Criminal Probe Bloomberg News

MOVES-Natixis names van Essche global head of restructuring and workout Reuters


The CNMV will apply securities regulations to cryptocurrencies until there is European regulation Europa Press
Portugal bank deposits over 50,000 euros to be flagged to taxman Reuters

Banco Santander
Santander allocates 10 million a year to ensure its leadership in the face of litigation Expansión

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD earns 68 million euros in the first quarter Jornal de Negócios


Panetta (Bank of Italy), impaired loans will fall to 130 billion MF
Bank of Italy sees NPLs falling to 130 bln euros in coming months Reuters
Italy Said to Seek 6-Month Extension of Bad-Loan Guarantees Bloomberg News
Italy Finally Falls to the Forces of Populism Bloomberg News
Italy's populist parties edge closer to deal to govern Financial Times
Italy's Berlusconi Says He's Open to Five Star-League Government Bloomberg News
ELA's 3.34 billion decrease Naftemporiki
Emergency central bank funding to Greek banks drops 25 pct in April Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte dei Paschi completes securitization for $28.7 billion bad loan sale Reuters

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Group: Recurring profits of 32 million in Greece in the first quarter Kerdos
Greece's Piraeus Bank more profitable in first quarter as provisions fall Reuters
Piraeus Bank posts net profit of 18 mln euros in Q1 Ekathemerini

Unicredit, the profit of 1.1 billion amazes. Well the title MF
UniCredit Pushes on Costs, Asset Quality to Affirm Leadership Bloomberg News
UniCredit beats forecasts with best Q1 result since 2007 Reuters


Will steal insurance companies' best customers: - 10,000 users are waiting for a better offer E24

Jyske Bank
Anders Dam lures with money: We become more a dividend share Finanswatch


UPDATE 1-Croatia cenbank buys 320.5 mln EUR to stem upward pressure on kuna Reuters
Hungary to unveil new economic stimulus measures soon: minister Reuters
Orban Vows to Transform Hungary in Push Toward Illiberalism Bloomberg News
Turkey's banks present hurdle for Erdogan recovery Financial Times
Turkish Officials Said Meeting for Second Day on Economy, Lira Bloomberg News
UPDATE 2-Turkey's banks cut mortgage rates, heeding Erdogan's call Reuters
Turkey's Credit Guarantee Fund signs €300 mln loan deal with EBRD for women entrepreneurs Reuters
Slovenian central bank profit up by 23 pct in 2017 Reuters

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki
Bank Pekao expects to maintain growth rates in mortgage sales - CFO PAP
Poland's Bank Pekao Q1 net rises 12 pct, slightly above f'cast Reuters
Bank Pekao can cut workforce by ca 1000 for annual savings of PLN 70 mln PAP
Pekao to cut 1,000 jobs in bid to boost profitability Financial Times

mBank sees higher corporate impairments in coming quarters, cost of risk at 60-70 bps PAP
mBank with PLN 411 mln profit in Q1 Warsaw Business Journal
Polish mBank Q1 profit rises 88 pct y/y, beats forecasts Reuters

Moneta Money Bank
Moneta Money Bank earned 1.2 billion in the first quarter E15

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank did not take advantage of the Central Bank's indulgence on loans to the sanctions companies Vedomosti

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
Turkey's Halkbank says lowers housing loans interest rate to 0.98 percent Reuters

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