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  1. News - China - INVESTMENT

    Ping An may have funded partners in Thai's purchase of HSBC's stake

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Insurer denies magazine's allegation it aided Thai billionaires' deal to buy company stock Ping An may have helped fund HSBC stake buy Ping An Insurance managers may have helped fund a Thai billionaire's Chinese backers in the man's purchase of HSBC's stake in the company, the website of Caixin Century Weekly said yesterday. ...

  2. HSBC earnings likely to be hit by euro-zone woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com HSBC, Europe's biggest bank by assets, is scheduled to report its first-half earnings on Monday amid growing trouble in the euro zone that may affect its profits and force it to build a stronger capital base. Analysts at major investment banks have mixed views on the outlook for HSBC's shares because of the rocky economic environment. ...

  3. HSBC can't avoid Senate's rocket-propelled grenade

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The British Bank of the Middle East has long since been rebranded as HSBC, and these days the risks of operating around the world are different. But as HSBC is discovering, although today's ... of US$8.44 billion, down from US$9.22 billion for the same period last year: a decline of 8.4 per cent. HSBC's earnings fell in part because the bank was forced to set aside US$700 million ...

  4. Esquire Group application resumes battle with HSBC

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com The Esquire Group is seeking a default judgment against HSBC for hundreds of millions of dollars following the collapse of his electronics trading business several years ago. An application by businessman Gurdas Sabahagchand Choithramani was filed in the High Court yesterday. HSBC and lawyers Mayer Brown JSM have been given two days ...

  5. Sluggish HSBC blamed for taking shine off MPF

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fund managers blame HSBC's poor showing in the stock market for the lacklustre performance of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) last month despite a relatively strong rebound ... the sluggish HSBC stock as the reason. 'The bank is a major component of many equity and mixed-asset funds. In some cases, it takes up over 15 per cent of a portfolio's value, which is why ...

  6. HSBC plan on track but euro zone vexes

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC is on track to meet the goals of its three-year turnaround plan but is worried about the unfolding crisis in the euro zone. The bank yesterday said ... assets and improve efficiency this year, after hiving off 28 of its business operations since last year. 'This is the biggest reshaping and redesign of HSBC that has happened in the 32 years ...

  7. HSBC first-quarter profit better than expected

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com HSBC yesterday unveiled better-than-expected first-quarter profit, but the result was overshadowed by losses in Europe and a worse-than-expected rise ... been satisfactory.' In Europe, HSBC suffered a pre-tax loss of US$997 million, against profit of US$652 million in the year-earlier period, driven by adverse movements in credit spreads ...

  8. Mainland couple sue HSBC over US$5 million loss

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A mainland businessman and his wife are suing HSBC's Swiss private banking unit after losing more than US$5 million on high-risk investment products. ... be huge if it falls. Equity-linked notes are linked to the performance of stocks. The couple say in the writ that they visited the Hong Kong office of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) in March 2007, ...

  9. Mainland output down again, HSBC reports

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Mixed signals about the state of China's manufacturing sector were broadcast last week, with research from HSBC indicating that output decreased at its second-fastest monthly rate in three years in March, while the industry body said output was up on the previous month. Hong Kong manufacturers, meanwhile, sided with the HSBC data and said ...

  10. HSBC tied to fake Sevens tickets

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Police are investigating allegations that some fake tickets for the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament were given by HSBC to its official clients, organisers said yesterday. The bank, a co-sponsor of the event along with Cathay Pacific Airways, denies passing out phoney tickets. Rumours circulated over the weekend that tickets HSBC had given ...




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