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

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

    ... "had no plan to move". The bank moved its headquarters from Hong Kong to London in the early 1990s. The decisions by the bank and Jardine Matheson were widely seen as votes ... on the posthandover administration's resources. The declassified files also revealed that the negotiations on Hong Kong's future were on the verge of collapse in mid-1984 as London and Beijing were ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC targets higher lending margins

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

    ... the London-based banking giant that reported sluggish growth last year, relies on Hong Kong to drive its earnings. The pre-tax profit generated by HSBC Hong Kong is larger than the profit from ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    World economic recovery key to HSBC growth

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

    ... by the near-zero interest rates," said Vivek Raja, an analyst with Oriel Securities in London. "The upside surprises for the bank should come from the ongoing recoveries in Europe ... Antos said, after HSBC shares sank in response to results which missed market expectations. Shares in HSBC traded down 3.5 per cent in London yesterday afternoon after the group said revenue ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKS

    HSBC’s shares drop after it misses earnings forecasts

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

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com HSBC shares fell as much as 2.7 per cent in Hong Kong to the lowest in eight trading days after the bank posted annual results that missed market expectations. The stock fell to HK$81.60 by 11am, after it dived more than 5 per cent in London trading yesterday, later closing at 635.70 pence, down 2.8 per cent from the previous day. HSBC reported pretax ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC stock set to fall in Hong Kong as Q4 profit disappoints

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:32pm by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com HSBC stock to fall as profit disappoints Asian investors look set to sell HSBC stock when the market opens in Hong Kong today after Europe's biggest bank saw its profit slip in the fourth quarter of last year as provisions and levy commitments rose and revenue remained flat. HSBC's London-listed stock fell as much as 5.68 per cent ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC asset sale continues with Bank of Shanghai exit

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... will own on the mainland is a 19 per cent stake in Bank of Communications, which analysts said the London-headquartered bank is unlikely to sell given its strategy. Apart from that, it owns 49 per ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

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

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

    ... Reuters in London HSBC has set aside US$149 million to review how it advised about 200,000 British customers on investing a lump sum of money, the first British bank to do so and signalling another potential costly mishap for lenders. HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver said on Monday about US$120 million of the money set aside will pay for the cost of its review, indicating ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Cleaner HSBC balance sheet leaves doubts

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

    ... per cent at 707.1 pence in London yesterday afternoon after the announcement. In Hong Kong, the stock closed 0.35 per cent lower at HK$85.10 before the results. Gulliver had pledged to focus ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC tipped for surge in pre-tax earnings

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

    ... 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 - LAWSUITS

    US court fines HSBC US$2.46 billion over Household International case

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:12am by KANIS LI AND REUTERS

    ... regulatory uncertainty,” Gordon said. HSBC fell 0.1 per cent to 676.9 pence on the London stock exchange yesterday. Its stock price has fallen 1.8 per cent in the past week, underperforming ...




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