Oct 15 Banco Popolare Sc
* Banco Popolare CEO says will report a loss for 2016 financial year due to loan writedowns requested by the European Central Bank.
* The ECB asked for the loan writedowns as part of its agreement to approve Banco Popolare's planned merger with Banca Popolare di Milano. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Milan Newsroom)
UPDATE 2-ECB maintains stimulus as growth picks up speed
* Draghi news conference at 1330 (Adds rate decision, quote)
BRIEF-India's Axis Bank maintains FY17 credit cost guidance, sees bad loan additions peaking
* Axis Bank exec says FY17 will be peak of credit costs and slippages