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  1. HSBC sells U.S. card business for US$32.7b

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 11,'' said Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of HSBC, who announced at the time that he wanted to sell the US credit card business since it had little cross-selling value with other HSBC businesses and was not a core business for the bank. Gulliver said yesterday the sale would allow the bank to focus its US business on the international needs of customers in commercial banking, ...

  2. How green is our business? That's none of your business

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... rate of 20 per cent for the US is relatively low,' it said. The survey, 'Environmental Performance: A Global Perspective on Commercial Real Estate', introduced a new ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Investing in wine a tricky business

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Mischa Moselle

    ... point to a growth in prices that has averaged 13 per cent a year since the 1950s. The world bought an estimated 2.7 billion cases of wine in 2012, giving the industry a global value of US ... in the US after an FBI raid on his home uncovered counterfeiting equipment, was allegedly a prolific faker of fine wines. His bottles have fooled many connoisseurs. If the more positive view ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong brokers seek institutional business

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to institutions for business growth Hong Kong brokers who depend for their basic business on the city's small investors are gearing up to serve big institutional clients as retail transactions dry up ... to diversify our businesses." Seaward, who has 30 years of experience in institutional equities trading in several firms in London, New York and Hong Kong, joined the company two months ago. He ...

  5. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the slide in popularity of bank jobs, although accounting firms and management consultancies surged up the list. HSBC retained its top spot as the most desired employer for the city's business ... for example, saw profit before tax fall US$22 million year on year to US$286 million in the first quarter. Understandably, the 2,473 students polled by Universum lowered their salary expectation ...

  6. Credit Suisse eyes business heirs in region

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... use Hong Kong as a platform to do business with mainland clients who visit the city regularly. Currently, the entry level for a private banking account at Credit Suisse in Asia is US ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Credit Suisse is targeting the second generation of successful entrepreneurs on the mainland for its private-banking business in Asia, where the number ...

  7. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Divide over 'fiscal cliff'

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Josephine Bond

    ... could tip the US back into recession at a cost of US$800 billion and 3 million jobs. Wall Street is likely to be weighed down further by "market seizure", according to John Woods, ... ever lighter as risk assets are unwound, by some accounts to three-year lows." The re-election of President Barack Obama had the effect of returning a long-deadlocked government, with US ...

  8. Business - Money

    Investors bullish about US, Japan markets: Bloomberg poll

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Almost half of survey's respondents down on Europe; most favoured asset class is stocks Investors bullish on US, Japan markets: poll International investors are the most bullish they have been on the US and Japanese markets in more than 3½ years as both countries' economies are seen as improving, according to a poll. More than half of those contacted ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bubble trouble for fixed-income assets?

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by DILIP PARAMESWARAN

    ... bonds issued in US dollars produced stellar returns for investors. While Asian US dollar bonds produced a total return of 14 per cent, the high-yield sector within it outperformed ... rates still hover around multi-generational lows. This reflects the depth of the global financial crisis. The low rates also reflect the extraordinary actions taken by the US Federal Reserve, ...

  10. Minding their own business

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... or partnership having a portfolio of not less than HK$8 million or total assets of not less than HK$40 million; and any corporation whose sole business is to hold investments and which is wholly owned ... even be classified as derivatives. They accuse some regulators as being militant and anti-business. Many fear over-zealous regulators may drive private banking business away from Hong Kong ...




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