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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - STRATEGY

    HSBC retail revamp key to end drag of redress on profits

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... to manage conduct risk alongside credit risk, he said. But while the consensus view on HSBC stock of 22 analysts tracked by Reuters has improved over the past three months, they still rate it barely ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC targets higher lending margins

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by KANIS LI

    ... the double-digit growth rate, according to Anita Fung Yuen-mei, chief executive of HSBC's Hong Kong office. Banks with the bulk of their funds as customer deposits suffered in the ultra-low interest rate environment as excess liquidity drove them to offer cheap credit to compete with rivals for business volume, which in turn pushed down net interest margins, a gauge of lending ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKS

    HSBC’s shares drop after it misses earnings forecasts

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:29am by KANIS LI

    ... target for HSBC to HK$90 from HK$93 but reiterated its “overweight” rating, citing the bank’s strong position in Asia. UBS also cut its price target, to HK$85.50 from HK$91.50, and maintained its “neutral” rating. It said the total dividend payout for last year, 49 US cents per share, was lower than the expected 51 US cents. Barclays said it expected economic growth in China to continue ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    World economic recovery key to HSBC growth

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:24am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Analysts say the banking giant's prospects depend on how developed countries fare and the timing of interest rate increases in the US World recovery key to HSBC growth HSBC's revenue and profit prospects are likely to rest on the pace of economic recovery in developed countries and the timing of interest rate increases by the United States ...


    Deng Xiaoping urged London to persuade HSBC to stay in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by Gary Cheung

    ... opposed the idea. The governor cited reasons such as low rates of registration and turnout for the referendum.   ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC unit taps into onshore debt market

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Jeanny Yu

    ... a favoured asset class, especially to offshore yuan investors looking for greater returns than the low deposit rates offered by banks. Foreign investors have been barely able to access the market, ... for non-financial issuers within the next two years. The rating agency expects the debt needs of mainland companies to reach US$18 trillion by the end of 2017, accounting for a third of the forecast US$53 ...

  7. Business - Money - EARNINGS

    HSBC shares up on profit rise, but concerns remain

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:54am by KANIS LI

    ... and continued expansion of the business in Britain, according to Morgan Stanley. It raised the price target to HK$91 from HK$89 and maintained an "equal-weight" rating. UBS also raised the price target to HK$90.50 from HK$90.10 and maintained a "neutral" rating. "For HSBC to re-rate, we continue to believe it will need to see an end of de-leveraging and a return ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Cleaner HSBC balance sheet leaves doubts

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 02:42am by KANIS LI

    ... wrote in a research report. It reaffirmed a "buy" rating and a target price of 745 pence (HK$92), reflecting the bank's strong performance in Hong Kong and reduction in impairment ... "The [interest rate] yield curve remained flat and it is hard to get the revenue," he said, noting that income would return only when the curve went positive. HSBC's stock was up 2.9 ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC tipped for surge in pre-tax earnings

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 10:49am by KANIS LI

    ... in the first half, and the rest of Asia, which accounted for 35.9 per cent, continued to be the leading contributors to the group, analysts said. They cited the underlying economy growing at a rate ... they were concerned about the impact on HSBC from the prospect of interest rates picking up. The London-based bank's global peers, especially the US lenders, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    British banks face yet more bills, this time for poor advice to customers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:39am by Reuters

    ... payment protection insurance (PPI), the costliest scandal to ever hit the industry, and for mis-sold interest rate hedging products. HSBC’s provision was part of US$428 million it set aside ...




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