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EU Seeks More Power Over Tax Policy in Move Likely to Spark Feud Bloomberg News
Draghi Faces Grim Euro-Area Tidings in First New Year Appearance Bloomberg News
Banker's $1.5 Million Diamond Ring Seized by U.K. Crime Agency Bloomberg News
Azerbaijani banker's £1m diamond ring seized in 'dirty money' inquiry The Guardian


Brexit threat exposes frailties in UK debt markets Financial Times
May Faces Worst Government Defeat in 95 Years in Key Brexit Vote Bloomberg News
U.K. and EU Diplomats Now Assume Brexit Will Be Delayed Bloomberg News
Take a second look, Britain's May urges lawmakers before Brexit vote Reuters
Brexit minister says he would remain in post if UK leaves with no deal Reuters
UK trade minister Fox says no Brexit deal is default government policy Reuters
Enforcer in UK PM May's Conservative Party quits over Brexit deal Reuters
EU letter provides legal assurances for Brexit deal - UK attorney general Reuters
With warning and EU letter, May tries to pull lawmakers behind Brexit deal Reuters
No-deal Brexit could return UK to 1930s, says senior banking figure The Irish Times
U.K. Brings in Top Bankers to Fight Financial Crime Bloomberg News
Irish merger and acquisitions up, along with value of deals The Irish Times
S&P warns it may downgrade Ireland's credit rating The Irish Times
UK car insurance premiums fall 6 percent in 2018 - survey Reuters

Ex-Barclays executives deny fraud charges ahead of major trial Financial Times
Four former Barclays executives deny fraud charges ahead of trial The Guardian
Former Barclays bankers deny fraud charges The Times

Close Brothers Group
MOVES-Close Brothers Asset Management names Andrew Hess managing director Reuters

HSBC settles FX deals worth $250 billion on blockchain in last year Reuters
HSBC banks on blockchain to finesse forex trades Financial Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Scandal-hit RBS unit owes me £100m, says developer The Times

Tandem Bank
Digital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surge The Daily Telegraph
Tandem plans IPO Börsen-Zeitung


Apo-Bank goes into fund boutique Börsen-Zeitung

GAM Holding
Hope for GAM Fund Clients
Frozen GAM funds are about to be wound up Handelsblatt

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer proposes SIX Group's Lacher as new chairman Reuters

Landesbanken: Plan B of the savings banks for NordLB Handelsblatt

Raiffeisenbank Aarau-Lenzburg
Aargauer Raiffeisen Bank with new leadership

Swiss Re
Swiss Re expects a $1.3 billion claims burden from Q4 catastrophes Reuters

Vontobel Holding
Vontobel Makes Cryptos Bankable
Swiss bank crypto services 'tip of the iceberg'


Blockchain Partner launches token to boost intraprofit L'Agefi

Euronext launches $729 mln bid for Oslo bourse Reuters
Oslo Bors VPS says not yet clear if Euronext's offer will be the best Reuters


The debt of Spanish banks with the ECB fell by 1.73% in 2018 Expansión
The budget for the Bank of Spain for 2019 is reduced by 0.1%, to 552 million Europa Press
Banks must sign alliances with rivals to protect themselves in case of problems El País
The CNMV warns about more than twenty 'financial bars' Europa Press
DBRS opens its third office in Europe in Madrid Expansión

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Torres confirms that BBVA contracted Villarejo's services, but does not clarify whether there was espionage Europa Press

Banco Santander
Spanish court backs Reuben Brothers' bid for Santander headquarters Reuters
REFILE-Reuben Bros' 283 mln euro bid for Santander HQ called winner by court Reuters

Spanish bank Caixa wants to close 18% of its branches Les Echos
Gual (CaixaBank) calls for "stable" regulation for the financial sector to help the green transition Europa Press

Millennium BCP
BCP to sign loan agreement with 60-million loan agreement for MidCaps Jornal Económico


Italy to brave bond market after first wave of euro zone deals fly Reuters
Italy treasury mandates banks for new 15-yr bond issuance Reuters
Italian Executives Grow More Pessimistic About the Economy Bloomberg News
Tsipras expected to survive confidence vote on Wednesday Ekathimerini
Eurasia Group: Tsipras likely to move up national elections to late May, ND to win absolute majority Ekathimerini

Banca Carige
Carige Decree, guarantee on bonds up to 3 billion. Here are the next steps Il Sole 24 Ore

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Paschi Can't Shake the Blues, Hurting Image of Italian Banks Bloomberg News
Mps bad on the stock exchange, drag other banks ANSA

Unicredit converts Gabetti to 2.56 euros, but the title is worth much less MF


Danske Bank
Danske's Botched Debt Sale Suddenly Became a Winning Strategy Bloomberg News
Danske Bank Growth Engine Is at Risk Due to Laundering Case Bloomberg News

Oslo Børs
Top owner DNB to await Oslo Bors' view before selling stake Reuters
Norway's KLP to await Oslo bourse view before selling stake Reuters


Czech central bank eases rules for board members' public appearances Reuters
UPDATE 1-Kazakh cenbank holds rate, may hike in March Reuters
Turkey's bonds hit by rising U.S. tensions Reuters
Mail Bank will start working in Pyaterochka Vedomosti
Mail Bank began to open offices in chain stores
Polish banks likely to sell PLN 45-50 bln in mortgage loans in 2019, down y/y - sector lobby PAP
EBRD names new regional director for Romania, Bulgaria SeeNews
Romania recorded the second EU current account deficit in the third quarter Mediafax
Vâlcov provided details on how to calculate and pay the bank's fee Mediafax

Alfa Bank is rated at 0.8 capital Vedomosti

Banca Transilvania
Romanian Banca Transilvania stock falls 9.5 percent Reuters

Fio banka
Fio banka failed to keep communication with clients, paying a million fine E15

Otkritie Holding
Vadim Belyaev is no longer affiliated with Otkritie Holding Vedomosti

Lenders Promsvyazbank complained to Russia at the ECHR Vedomosti

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank may lose its monopoly in the market of bank transfers of individuals Vedomosti
Sberbank temporarily cancels commissions for clients-investors Vedomosti

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