UPDATE 1-Santander's Campa nominated to head EU banking watchdog

LONDON, Feb 19 Senior Santander banker Jose Manuel Campa has been nominated to head the European Banking Authority as it leaves its London base due to Brexit and sets up home in Paris, the EBA said in a statement on Tuesday.

9:09pm IST

UPDATE 3-Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

* Comes as Estonian, Danish regulators face scrutiny (Recasts with Danske statement)

9:06pm IST

European lawmakers say NordLB rescue may involve state aid, urge EU probe

BRUSSELS, Feb 19 The recapitalisation of Germany's NordLB bank should be investigated by the European Commission as it likely involved state aid that might have violated European Union rules, two EU lawmakers said on Tuesday.

Greek central bank head asks government to rein in minister

ATHENS, Feb 19 Greek central bank governor Yannis Stournaras called on the government on Tuesday to rein in a minister who he said had tried to interfere with the bank's independence when he phoned him about inquiries into a bank loan the minister had received.

8:50pm IST

S&P sees Turkish lira falling till 2022, bad loan levels doubling

LONDON, Feb 19 Credit rating firm S&P Global expects Turkey's lira to fall steadily for the next three years and the level of bad bank loans to double to 8 percent in the next 12 months.

8:33pm IST
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