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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Long, hard road ahead for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... helped lead to painful results for the first half. HSBC reported a 12 per cent drop in profit before tax to US$12.3 billion. Standard Chartered's profit was down 20 per cent at US$3.3 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1620195/long-hard-road-ahead-hsbc-and-stanchart
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    19pc growth in HSBC pre-tax profit estimated as impairments stabilise

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:44am by KANIS LI

    ... HSBC's North American operations and better cost control are likely to have boosted the banking giant's pre-tax profit by 19 per cent last year, analysts estimate. They are tipping, ... HSBC's pre-tax profit grew 15 per cent year on year to US$18.6 billion, with revenue down 3.9 per cent, continuing a decline in growth momentum that began in 2008. Potential positive news from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1431570/19pc-growth-hsbc-pre-tax-profit-estimated-impairments
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC blames red tape for 12 per cent drop in profits

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:59pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... red tape hurt its business Banking giant HSBC said yesterday that group profits before tax fell to US$12.3 billion in the first half compared to a year earlier, down 12 per cent and worse than ... in pre-tax profit appeared to have been arrested in the second quarter. Asia was the biggest contributor to HSBC's profits before tax in the first half, bringing in US$7.89 billion, a 14 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1566246/hsbcs-first-half-results-fall-below-analysts-expectations
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by DON WEINLAND

    ... the two banks posted disappointing, albeit widely anticipated, declines in profits last week. HSBC reported a 12 per cent drop in profits before tax in the first half to US$12.3 billion. Standard Chartered's first-half profits before tax landed 20 per cent down at US$3.3 billion, with full-year profits likely to fall below those of last year. It is a discouraging time for the two British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1570896/hsbc-and-stanchart-pin-growth-hopes-rate-rises
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC tipped for surge in pre-tax earnings

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

    ... in pre-tax earnings Banking giant HSBC is set to report a surge in third-quarter pre-tax profit next week on the back of its fast-growing Asia-Pacific business and increased trade flows. However, ... survey of pre-tax profit for the quarter is US$5.4 billion. That translates into a leap of 54.2 per cent from a year earlier. Excluding one-off gains on the disposal of assets and fair-value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1344305/hsbc-tipped-surge-pre-tax-earnings
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC shares rally even as compliance costs bite

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:45pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... analyst at Canaccord Genuity, told the South China Morning Post. HSBC on Monday reported profits before tax for the first half of US$12.3 billion, a drop of 12 per cent year on year that fell ... generating US$7.89 billion before tax, although that figure fell more than 14 per cent from a year earlier. A few factors could make the second half easier on HSBC, said Chirantan Barua, a senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1566538/dual-pressures-rising-costs-and-falling-profits-behind
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC pledges tax haven cutback at annual meeting

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Chairman tells angry shareholders bank will improve compliance, sees great opportunities in increasingly internationalised yuan HSBC pledges tax haven cutback Follow @SCMP_News HSBC pledged to cut its activities in tax havens and further tighten compliance procedures, under a barrage of complaints about past misdeeds from shareholders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1245482/hsbc-pledges-tax-haven-cutback-annual-meeting
  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    French HSBC tax case report reveals US$5b in Swiss funds

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 11:16am by Reuters

    ... France needs to beef up its methods of fighting tax evasion, according to a parliamentary report on a probe into HSBC that revealed US$5 billion (HK$38.8 billion) of undeclared assets ... a list of people who held money at the global bank’s Swiss arm. “The case of the HSBC list has shed light on the weaknesses in our legal arsenal in the fight against systematic tax fraud,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1280158/french-hsbc-tax-case-report-reveals-us5b-swiss-funds
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Offshore tax havens like Hong Kong contribute to poverty, says ActionAid

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Charity says top UK firms, including HSBC, are helping 'siphon' funds to places like Hong Kong Offshore tax havens 'big contributor to poverty' The widespread use of offshore tax havens such as Hong Kong by nearly all 100 of the largest British-listed companies, including HSBC and Standard Chartered, may contribute to world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1237109/offshore-tax-havens-hong-kong-contribute-poverty-says
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC customer dismayed by tax treatment of Swiss dividends

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com We are saddened to bring to your attention another case of an unhappy HSBC customer. This tale is set against the background of the double tax treaty between Switzerland and Hong Kong that came into force on January 1. Based on that treaty, Switzerland is entitled to withhold a final tax of 10 per cent reduced from 35 per cent, on dividends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1252797/hsbc-customer-dismayed-tax-treatment-swiss-dividends

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