Dec 19 Valley National Bancorp -
* Valley National -"Embarked on a program that will seek to identify operating expense reduction and at same time revenue enhancement opportunities"
* Valley National Bancorp- Program, which will be called "LIFT", will be conducted over first half of calendar 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Sterling just higher before BoE report
* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote http://tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv