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European bank mergers still face hurdles post

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But prospects for subsequent cross border mergers have faded since Europe has yet to address national regulators power to stop capital moving across borders, company law requiring subsidiaries to be run independently and secrecy laws.

All have a chilling effect on cross border investment.

are two key obstacles, said a senior bank executive with long experience of cross border operations, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid antagonising regulators.

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Data compiled by Canada Goose Jackets Reuters show cross border banking mergers and acquisitions in the euro area peaked in 2007 the year a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland bought ABN AMRO of the Netherlands in a deal that turned disastrous for all parties. And Danielle Nouy, the head of the ECB supervisory board, has pledged to stop countries their canada goose coats on sale banks.

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Early in the financial crisis, Polish regulators restricted Italy UniCredit from shifting funds from its well capitalised subsidiary Pekao canada goose SA to Italy, fearing retrenchment by foreign banks could drain their economy of liquidity.

At the height of the crisis in 2011, Germany financial regulator BaFin took similar action, banning Italy UniCredit from transferring billions of euros from its German subsidiary back to its Milan headquarters.

BaFin feared Italy might need a euro zone bailout and the transfers could leave German depositors exposed to supporting UniCredit, Italy largest bank by assets.

Following Germany move the Bank of Italy increased its scrutiny of Deutsche Bank Italian operation an apparent buy canada goose jacket act of retaliation and pushed it to become financially self sufficient.

The dispute was eventually settled after talks between the Bank of Italy and BaFin, with UniCredit agreeing to a smaller transfer, sources familiar with the canada goose clearance sale case said.

is a European problem. It happens in all the Canada Goose Outlet countries not just Germany, said UniCredit chief executive Federico Ghizzoni.

indication from the ECB is that in the euro zone this problem of liquidity should no longer exist once the ECB takes on the single supervision. We just have to wait and see.

While the crisis has blown over and UniCredit no longer needs to move capital German regulators say the rules still apply despite the European Commission introduction of the single supervisory mechanism (SSM) that put the ECB in charge.

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