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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

Global green bond issuance forecast at $140-$180 bln this year Reuters
Regulators say new EU cryptoasset rules may be needed Reuters


Tory rebels join forces with Labour over Brexit The Times
British government will respond rapidly after debate -Brexit minister Reuters
British parliament cannot stop Brexit: junior minister Reuters
Passing May's Brexit deal would make sterling surge, says JP Morgan City A.M.
'Secret' £75m Brexit contracts facing investigation Sky News
Standard Life in Virgin deal The Times
25,000 Irish jobs vulnerable in event of hard Brexit - EI The Irish Times
State banking unit SBCI's future strategy to be guided by review Irish Independent

AIB Group
AIB pay rises, calls for easing state aid rules and an Irish company sues tech giants The Irish Times

Curtis Banks Group
Curtis Banks chief financial officer resigns Money Marketing

HSBC says new $250m HQ shows commitment to the UAE Arabian Business
HSBC France hires former Casino CFO L'Agefi

Man Group
Man Group to fight $156m Kuwaiti lawsuit Financial Times
UPDATE 1-Kuwait pension fund says files lawsuit against UK's Man Group Reuters

Monzo Bank
Digital bank Monzo to create 300 jobs in Cardiff Sky News

Oakley Capital
London buyout firm Oakley targets Europe with €1bn fund Financial News

Provident Financial
MP wants Vanquis Bank owner Provident investigated Sky News
Payday lender accused of dragging industry to 'new low' with 'cynical' Christmas advert The Independent

Tasker Insurance Group
Tasker Insurance Group appoints CFO Insurance Business

Brexit drives TransferWise to open Belgian office Financial Times
TransferWise applies for license in Brussels in preparation for Brexit Reuters


SNB Records 15 Billion-Franc Loss After Stock Market Rout Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-Swiss central bank expects 2018 loss, keeps payouts Reuters
The SNB expects an annual loss of CHF 15 billion Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Allianz Group
Almost 50% of claims Allianz brings to court are 'potentially fraudulent' The Irish Times

Banque Pictet & Cie
We do not want to risk conflicts with Bank Julius Baer Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Pictet: Boris Collardi meets all requirements

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Prosecutors Said to Obtain Client List in Raid Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank must audit 20,000 risk customers Handelsblatt
Watchdog orders Deutsche Bank to re-examine 20,000 risky customers by June Reuters
Deutsche Bank fears emigration of employees Handelsblatt
Deutsche Bank issues mortgage bonds in Spain for 500 million euros Europa Press

Erste Group Bank
Erste Bank advises borrowers on fixed interest rates Die Presse

MainFirst Bank
Mainfirst and Ethenea Form Distribution Unit

German online bank N26 raises $300 million in funding round Reuters
Germany's N26 becomes Europe's top fintech with $2.7bn valuation Financial Times

Swiss Crypto Firm Sacks Dozens

UBS Group
UBS Requires Andrea Orcel to Wait Until April for New CEO Gig Bloomberg News
Fugitive Ex-UBS Employee Faces 4 Years in Prison in Tax Case Bloomberg News


NN and Aegon make a deal with legal assistance provider SRK Het Financieele Dagblad

Crédit Agricole Group
Crédit Agricole in Partial Retreat
Crédit Agricole CIB closes its market products sales business in Switzerland L'Agefi

Crédit Mutuel Group
The Crédit Mutuel group asks Arkéa to cut down its cards L'Agefi

LeasePlan Corp.
'LeasePlan will not go public in the coming years' Het Financieele Dagblad
'LeasePlan not for the time being' De Telegraaf
Leaseplan accommodates stock market ambitions De Tijd

Nederlandse Waterschapsbank
Waterschapsbank buys € 2 billion in loans from ABN Amro Het Financieele Dagblad


Banco de Sabadell
Norges Bank reduces its stake in Banco Sabadell by 0.2% Europa Press

Banco Santander
Santander launches a fund of 620 million to finance companies Expansión
Santander launches a debt fund of 620 million to finance the growth of companies Europa Press

Rato ensures that Bankia's IPO was the only viable option for the entity Europa Press
Rato declares to the court that his departure from Bankia and the intervention of the bank was a decision of Rajoy El Mundo

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD again refuses to send AR audit to its management alleging secrecy of Justice Jornal de Negócios
Caixa sells stake in Vale do Lobo Expresso

Fidelidade - Companhia de Seguros
Fidelidade already owns Peruvian insurance company Jornal de Negócios


Azimut collection at 4.4 billion MF

Banca Carige
Italy government leaders talk of nationalising lender Carige Financial Times
Italy's Populist Government Wants to Take Over a Troubled Bank, Salvini Says Bloomberg News
Italian Finance Chief Resists Populists' Goal to Seize Carige Bloomberg News
Carige commissioner plays down nationalization option Reuters

Unicredit, boom of requests for the new 3 billion dollar bond MF


Swedish central bank eyes global uncertainty as it mulls further rate hikes Reuters

Danske Bank
Danske Bank, ex-CEO are sued in U.S. over money laundering scandal Reuters
Danske Bank funding costs to jump in bond market return Financial Times
Danske Bank and four former managers are sued by a shareholder in the US Politiken
Lawyer in Danske Bank case secured whistleblower DKK 680 million. kr. Jyllands-Posten

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
SEB is now also raising its mortgage rates SvD Näringsliv

Totalkredit launches loans for wealthy people Finans


Central Bank recommended microfinance organizations to carefully check online borrowers Vedomosti
Poland's central bank keeps key rate at record low Reuters
Polish finance minister says 'turbulence' in central bank pay row may discourage investors Reuters
Polish ruling party says pay information should be released Reuters
Polish cenbank chief hits back in row over aide's pay Reuters
Slovenian central bank governor sees higher credit risk Reuters

Bank Otkritie Financial Corp
Binbank's merger brought Otkritie FC to the 5th place in capital Vedomosti

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank initiated a bankruptcy of the Orenburg plant zinc plating Vedomosti

TBC Bank Group
UPDATE 1-TBC Bank says unit being investigated by Georgia central bank Reuters

VTB Bank
VTB became the owner of 81.1% of Sarovbusinessbank Vedomosti

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