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Barclays Africa comments on hiked dividends withholding tax

8:30am EST

Barclays Africa Group Ltd : Dividend will now be subject to local dividends withholding tax at a rate of 20 pct, up from 15 pct . Gross local dividend amount is 570 cents per ordinary share for shareholders exempt from dividend tax .Net local dividend amount is 456 cents per ordinary share for shareholders liable to pay dividend tax.

Bank of Ireland says mortgage market highly vulnerable to rate rises

7:02am EST

Bank of Ireland Chief Executive Richie Boucher says: variable rate-focussed Irish mortgage market is highly vulnerable to interest rate rises; bank will continue focus on fixed rates . asked about state's 14 percent shareholding, says there is ongoing underlying demand from investors .speaking to journalists after publication of full-year results for 2016 [nL8N1G91DQ].

RBC announces senior executive changes

6:15am EST

Royal Bank Of Canada : RBC announces senior executive changes . Royal Bank of Canada - Jennifer Tory, currently group head personal & commercial bank (P&CB) will assume role of chief administrative officer .Royal Bank of Canada - Neil Mclaughlin, currently executive vice-president, business financial services, P&CB to become group head P&CB, replacing Tory.

Royal Bank of Canada reports Q1 EPS c$1.97

6:00am EST

Rbc : Royal Bank of Canada reports first quarter 2017 results . Q1 earnings per share c$1.97 . Q1 earnings per share view c$1.77 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Royal bank of canada- as at January 31, 2017, CET1 ratio was 11.0 pct, up 20 bps as compared to last quarter . Qtrly return on common equity of 18 percent, up 270 bps from 15.3 percent .Royal bank of canada qtrly adjusted earnings per share c$1.83.

BRIEF-TBC Bank Group's FY net profit jumps 36.4 pct to GEL 298.3 mln

4:31am EST

TBC Bank Group PLC : Net profit for 2016 up by 36.4% yoy to GEL 298.3 million . return on equity (roe) amounted to 22.4% (20.6% without one-off effects) and return on assets (roa) to 3.9% (3.6% without one-off effects) . Total operating income for 2016 up by 18.0% yoy to GEL 681.1 million . 2016 cost to income ratio stood at 45.8% (42.9% without one-off effects), compared to 43.9% in 2015 . 2016 cost of risk on loans stood at 1.0%, down by 0.7pp yoy . 2016 net interest margin (nim) stood at 7.8% in 2016, unchanged from 2015 . Total assets reached GEL 10,769.0 million as of 31 december 2016, up by 55.3% yoy and up by 42.0% qoq . Gross loans and advances to customers increased to GEL 7,358.7 million as of 31 december 2016, up by 58.6% yoy and by 47.1% qoq . At Dec. 31, net loans to deposits and IFI funding stood at 93.4% and net stable funding ratio (nsfr) stood at 108.4% .Total customer deposits stood at GEL 6,454.9 million as of 31 december 2016, up by 54.5% yoy and up by 40.5% qoq.

StanChart says focused on generating top line growth

4:29am EST

Standard Chartered executive says: completely focused on generating top line growth . have decided to progressively wind down private equity business . not entertaining interest from "third party" for indonesian joint venture Permata Further company coverage: [STAN.L] (Reporting by Sumeet Chatterjee) ((sumeet.chatterjee@thomsonreuters.com;)).

Bank of Communications' chief risk officer Yang Dongping resigns

3:32am EST

Bank of Communications Co Ltd <601328.SS><3328.HK> :Says chief risk officer Yang Dongping resigns.

UniCredit shares rise 2 pct after cash call almost fully subscribed

3:08am EST

UniCredit: Shares in the Italian lender rise more than 2 percent after it said that its 13 billion euro cash call was almost fully subscribed.[nL8N1G88CR] . In a statement on Thursday, the bank said the cash call had been 99.8 percent subscribed. Unexercised rights will be offered on the Italian bourse from Feb. 27. Further company coverage: [CRDI.MI] (Reporting by Milan newsroom).

RBS says not yet in active negotiations with U.S. DoJ on RMBS case

2:36am EST

Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc : Rbs CEO says there will be further job losses as bank targets 2 billion stg cost cuts over next 4 years . Rbs CEO says not yet in active negotiations with u.s. Department of justice on rmbs case .Rbs CFO says no earlier than q4 this year to get approval from european commission for new alternative state aid plan.

BRIEF-Denizbank 2016 net profit rises to 1.41 billion lira

2:18am EST

Corrects 2015 net profit figure from bln lira to mln lira and 2016 net profit figure from 1.141 bln lira to 1.41 bln lira in headline and second bullet point..Denizbank AS : Reported on Thursday FY 2016 net interest income of 4.05 billion lira ($1.13 billion) versus 3.15 billion lira year ago . FY 2016 net profit of 1.41 billion lira versus 762.6 million lira year ago .Non-performing loans of 3.30 billion lira versus 2.68 billion lira year ago.

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