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Thursday's headlines, Financials edition

FSB issues CCP resolution guidelines Reuters
EU will lose out from bad Brexit deal on City, says leaked report The Guardian
Europe gets creative to win banks after Brexit Reuters
European bank regulators will need 'unusual answers' to Brexit: German watchdog Reuters
Chances of Basel III capital rules conclusion waning Börsen-Zeitung
ECB appoints Roland Straub as counsellor to Draghi Reuters
EBA's Enria says Europe-wide bad bank is essential to avoid Japan-style stagnation Euromoney
Derivatives 'Big Bang' catches traders off guard Financial Times
European Commission is scrutinizing bitcoin control Börsen-Zeitung
Solvency II could harm consumers, says Insurance Europe Post
Expect to see more innovative ILS structures in 2017: BNY Mellon Artemis
Cyber is not the only 'silent' risk facing insurers Insurance Day


Brexit law passes first test as May warned of fights ahead Bloomberg News
Bank of England faces Brexit balancing act on growth and rates Reuters
EU 'exit bill' could cost up to €60bn, former Brussels diplomat warns Sky News
No side deals from Brexit talks, says central bank governor The Irish Times
FCA overhaul risks deluge of contested enforcement probes The Daily Telegraph
Noonan casts doubt over fresh NAMA probe amid media leak claim Irish Independent
Agency forced to pay €160m tax bill after loophole used by 'vulture funds' is closed Irish Independent
240 staff at Nama and NTMA earning over €100k Irish Independent
Bust Rush Credit Union complaint to regulator Irish Independent
Market must prepare for major loss event, says Hiscox chairman Post

HSBC appoints Doody as global head of leveraged & acquisition finance Reuters

Legal & General Group
Legal & General and Skipton agree home tie-up Post

Royal Bank of Scotland
RBS to move 'tens' of staff after Brexit, chairman Davies says Bloomberg News
RBS may pick Dublin for its EU base after Brexit The Irish Times

RSA Insurance Group
RSA makes first fintech venture with pet wearable investment Post

Standard Life
Standard Life ramps up pressure on Sports Direct The Daily Telegraph


Germany's credit to ECB sets new record in December Reuters
Germany said to let most banks fleeing Brexit keep risk models Bloomberg News
Rock-bottom rates squeeze German lenders Financial Times

Allianz Group
Allianz's Portuguese unit names CEO Jornal Económico

Bâloise Holding
Bâloise launches online insurer Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Börse
Prosecutors investigate Deutsche Börse CEO's 2015 share purchase Reuters
Deutsche Börse CEO probed over share purchase ahead of LSE talks Financial Times
Deutsche Börse chief probed over €4.5m share deals ahead of LSE merger talks The Guardian

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Bär chief expects clients to take greater risks Financial Times
Julius Bär says 2016 adjst. net profit 706 mln Sfr; dividend 1.20 Sfr Reuters
Julius Bär posts shinning full-year results despite internal, external turbulences
Capital hike needed for M&A where assets exceed $20 billion: Julius Bär CEO Reuters
Julius Bär CFO says bank does not need to raise capital Reuters
Julius Bär planning to recruit client advisors Handelsblatt
Julius Bär's Jan Bielinski retires

KfW's energy efficiency programs drive businesses to second highest level Börsen-Zeitung
KfW granted €81 billion loans in 2016 Handelsblatt

UBS Group
Soros nabs star UBS investment executive Dawn Fitzpatrick Reuters


BNP Paribas
BNP raising $800 million from sale of First Hawaiian shares Bloomberg News
BNP Paribas sells 17.9% of First Hawaiian Les Echos
BNP Paribas' global sales manager leaves L'Agefi


Banco Espírito Santo
Competitors lodge 400 legal actions against stakeholders involved in Banco Espírito Santo's failure Jornal Económico
Liquidation of Banco Espírito Santo accounts for about 16,000 credit claims Jornal de Negócios

Banco Santander
Worldpay poaches Santander executive Jackson to lead UK arm Sky News

Spanish bank BBVA records 32% jump in net profits Financial Times
BBVA FY'16 profit up 31.5% thanks to Mexico, Turkey operations El País
BBVA will focus on organic growth but does not rule out analyzing other banks' operations Europa Press
BBVA will reimburse floor clauses when supreme court clears payment scheme Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD president wants to build solid, profitable, trustworthy institution for companies, families Jornal de Negócios
New Caixa Geral de Depósitos head wants to strengthen executive team with former Portuguese central bank director Jornal de Negócios
Former CGD president to present income, assets declaration to constitutional court Expresso

Millennium BCP
BCP branch network not subject to any commercial objectives to sell capital increase Jornal de Negócios

Novo Banco
Lone Star to share 25% of future earnings with Novo Banco Jornal de Negócios


Italy to set up task force to lure banks and businesses from the City to Milan The Daily Telegraph
Italy grants state guarantee for Pop Vicenza, Veneto's new bonds Reuters
Greek M&A strengthened in 2016 due to bank asset sales - PwC Reuters
Greece's deadlocked debt talks unnerve investors The Wall Street Journal
Greek banking system is a now a lot more stable, says Pavlopoulos Kerdos
East Capital invested in Alpha Bank, Eurobank in 2016 Naftemporiki

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Italy to rejig Monte dei Paschi bondholder reimbursement rules Reuters

Banco BPM
Banco BPM's 2016 results to be approved by its board on Feb. 10 MF

Generali shareholder CRT to decide on Intesa bid when moment comes Reuters

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank delays loan payments to farmers due to bad weather Kerdos

Poste Italiane
Placement of second Poste Italiane tranche will take place between spring and summer of 2017 MF

UniCredit prices rights issue at 38 percent discount Reuters
UniCredit sets 38% discount on rights issue MF


Many banks hit by controversial Danish rule on phasing out of capital resources FinansWatch

Alm. Brand
Alm. Brand CFO resigns Reuters
Alm. Brand's CFO leaves FinansWatch

Nets Holding
Jyske Bank's CEO opposed to share option Nets' employees have benefited from Berlingske Business

Nordea Bank
Nordea opens digital branch in Fredericia FinansWatch

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
SEB Q4 operating profit beats forecast, proposes raised dividend Reuters
SEB posts strong Q4 results, raises dividend SvD Näringsliv
SEB Q4 results beats expectations Dagens Nyheter

Swedbank temporarily stopped all ATM withdrawals after crash Dagens Nyheter


Russian cenbank plans to start FX purchases on Feb 7 - sources Reuters
Predators of Russian banking track their prey in economy's ruins Bloomberg News
Czech central bank ready to act if quick lending continues - Tomsík Reuters
Czech central bank to discuss monetary policy, will publish new forecast CTK
Banking business in Czech Republic reached record levels in 2016 E15
Turkish markets stabilize as central bank measures bear fruit Bloomberg News
Poland has no plans to buy more company stakes - Deputy PM Reuters
Albania central bank holds rates, promises more stimulus Reuters

Bank Pekao
Bank Pekao reinstated at 'underweight' with PLN 126 target price - JPM PAP

Bank RBK
Bank RBK increases regulatory capital Reuters

Türkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi
Türkiye Sinai kalkinma Bankasi 2016 net profit rises to 476.4 mln lira Reuters

Vnesheconombank intends to revise approaches to participation of its representatives on other companies' boards Kommersant

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