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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

Top ECB official calls for accelerated banking union drive Financial Times


Theresa May to publish Brexit white paper ahead of June summit Financial Times
Britain to publish Brexit position paper ahead of June summit Reuters
U.K. Lords Seek to Defeat May One Last Time on Key Brexit Bill Bloomberg News
Brexit Unity Eludes May Again Amid Cabinet Impasse on Customs Bloomberg News
Scottish Parliament Rejects Brexit Bill in Challenge to May Bloomberg News
Conflict of interest fear over former head of Serious Fraud Office David Green's law job The Times
Aspen pursues new insurance subsidiary in Ireland Reinsurance News

Euribor trial defendant denies wrongdoing Financial Times
REFILE-Former Euribor trader says saw nothing wrong with rate requests Reuters
Barclays France becomes Milleis Banque to break into wealth management Les Echos

Duffy's CYBG slides on losses Irish Independent
Bank's loss 'does not affect case for Virgin Money deal' The Times
British lender CYBG reports first half loss of $103 million on PPI charges Reuters

Hargreaves Lansdown
Hargreaves Lansdown boosted by April rush The Times

Irish Nationwide Building Society
Regulators 'feared INBS curbs would scupper sale' Irish Independent

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
JLT Specialty appoints Hamish Roberts to lead power business Reinsurance News

Legal & General Group
'City superwoman' Morrissey to unveil gender diversity fund Sky News

Lloyd's of London
Mobile technology driving re/insurance penetration in Africa, says Lloyd's Inga Beale Reinsurance News

Willis Towers Watson
Global insurance broker Willis Towers Watson granted full license in China Reinsurance News


German Banks Raise Regulatory Reporting Wages Significantly Bloomberg News

Allianz Group
Allianz first quarter profit up 6.8 percent on investments, lower taxes Reuters
Allianz's Asset-Management Unit Sees Profit Soar on Inflows Bloomberg News
Allianz improves P&C Q1 underwriting but investment results weigh Intelligent Insurer
Allianz making plans to wind down Iran business Reuters
Currency EFFECTS weigh on Allianz Handelsblatt

Bayerische Landesbank
BayernLB slightly increases pre-tax profit Handelsblatt

Commerzbank's stock tops Frankfurt leaderboard Financial Times
Commerzbank CEO Zielke Sees Signs of Turnaround Taking Hold Bloomberg News
UPDATE 2-Commerzbank's Q1 stronger than expected, shares lead gainers Reuters
Low taxes give Commerzbank a rise in profits Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Further departure at the CS in Germany
Lombard Odier: Asset Deal with CS

Deutsche Bank
German court backs jail term for Deutsche banker's role in carbon tax fraud Reuters
8 euros - the new negative price target for the Deutsche Bank share Handelsblatt
Deutsche Bank buys Indian Fintech Handelsblatt

Deutsche Börse
Hermes EOS calls for clarity on new Deutsche Boerse chairman by next year Reuters

Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen Bank Int'l tops profit expectations on lower risk costs Reuters
RBI wants to expand its presence in Russia Der Standard

UBS Group
MOVES-Brizay leaves UBS for BAML IFR
UBS Lands Another Top Investment Banker


The Credit Mediation will be backed by the Banque de France Les Echos

ABN Amro Group
ABN Amro places personal advertisements in the housekeeping book app Het Financieele Dagblad

Crédit Agricole Group
Credit Agricole Profit Inches Up as LCL, Provisions Improve Bloomberg News
Credit Agricole misses forecast on weak retail, capital markets Reuters
Now Crédit Agricole is more Italian MF

Euronext publishes Q1 2018 results The Financial
ISE deal not driven by tax - Euronext Irish Independent
Revenue at ISE owner Euronext rises 16% in first quarter The Irish Times

Société Générale
Societe Generale plans JV in China with 51% stake China Daily

Worldline's $2.75 billion deal for SIX Payment Services sets stage for more consolidation Reuters
SIX becomes a leading provider of European payments Finanz und Wirtschaft
The French Worldline acquires the Swiss Six Payment for 2.3 billion euros La Tribune


Banks take weight on financials in consumer credit Jornal de Negócios

Bankia and LocalEurope launch a green paper to facilitate the request for public funds from the European Union Europa Press

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Montepio Geral keeps brand even though it may change name Diário de Notícias

Mapfre inaugurates its new headquarters in The City of London Europa Press


Hedge funds bet on big turnaround by Italy's mid-tier banks Reuters
Veneto banks and businesses: so close, so far away MF
Greece, lenders resume talks on final bailout review Reuters
Greek banks must stick to goal to cut bad debt: source Reuters
The prospects of Greek banks in the "agenda" of Nouy Naftemporiki

Banca IFIS
Italian debt collector IFIS buys rival FBS to expand into secured loans Reuters

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank: Offers for the red portfolio were placed Naftemporiki


Robots Challenge Banks in Sweden's $524 Billion Savings Market Bloomberg News
Riksbank's Skingsley Says Rate Path Open for October Increase Bloomberg News

Danske Bank
New bond issue: Danske Bank issued international bonds (XS1799061558) with a 0.875% coupon for EUR 1,250.0m maturing in 2023 Cbonds

Nordea Bank
Nordea loses Swedish trade union as a customer after moving to Finland Berlingske Business
Nordea's mobile bank down - one million victims SvD Näringsliv
Nordea's problem resolved after 16 hours SvD Näringsliv


Lira Falls to New Record as Erdogan Plan Spooks Investors Bloomberg News
Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey's Economy Bloomberg News
'Disbelief': Investors in Turkey stunned by Erdogan's fight with markets Reuters
Armenia's central bank keeps refinancing rate unchanged at 6 pct Reuters
Banks distribute to the population ever larger loans Vedomosti

Alior Bank
Alior Bank appoints new president Warsaw Business Journal

Turkey's Denizbank CEO says hopes bank's sale to be completed this month Reuters

Idea Bank
Idea Bank nets PLN 14.6 mln in Q1, down by 71.5%% y/y as key income lines nosedive PAP

PLN 2.16 billion dividend for PZU shareholders Warsaw Business Journal

Sberbank of Russia
Russia's Sberbank extends $470 mln loan to Optima Development Reuters
Sberbank found a new CEO in his management company Vedomosti

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