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HSBC

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was founded in Hong Kong on March 3, 1865, and in Shanghai one month later. In 1980, HSBC acquired 51 per cent of Marine Midland Bank, buying the rest in 1987. HSBC Holdings was established in Britain in 1991 as the parent of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation ahead of its purchase of the UK-based Midland Bank and the impending 1997 transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from Britain to China. 

HSBC boosts oversight on metals financing in wake of Qingdao probe

HSBC, the city's largest bank, which has been aggressively expanding on the mainland, is carefully examining all commodities financing transactions following reports of alleged irregularities at Qingdao Port.

Monday, 16 June, 2014, 3:40am

Asian investors eye HSBC’s headquarters in London

The sale of HSBC's headquarters at Canary Wharf in London is expected to attract strong interest from Asian investors, the property consultant appointed to market the building said.

26 May 2014 - 5:50pm

HSBC expects to increase dividend

HSBC Holdings says it will pay a higher dividend this year, allaying shareholders' concerns that its payout will remain flat because of capital needs under tougher regulatory requirements.

20 May 2014 - 4:20am

HSBC private bank bets on new hedge funds in Asia

HSBC Holdings private bank unit, which invests US$25 billion in hedge funds globally, sees opportunities in backing new Asia-based managers, said Henry Lee, regional head of its alternative investment group.

15 May 2014 - 1:43am

Tough road ahead for HSBC as first quarter 2014 profits down 20pc

Earnings at HSBC are set to remain under pressure for at least two more quarters as a change to the way it accounts for a key Chinese bank stake and the performance of its own investment banking business weigh on the numbers.

8 May 2014 - 1:15am

HSBC retail revamp key to end drag of redress on profits

Redress is a word that comes up a lot in an interview with John Flint, the first he has given since taking over as HSBC's global head of retail banking and wealth management 16 months ago.

7 Apr 2014 - 5:16am

US monitor says HSBC’s anti-money-laundering fixes leave ‘much work to be done’

HSBC has made some progress in improving its anti-money laundering programme, as required by a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the US Justice Department, but there remains “much work to be done”, federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Tuesday.

2 Apr 2014 - 5:08pm

HSBC apologises after guards block photographer Jacky Poon's path

HSBC has been blasted by the Press Photographers Association after a local journalist was allegedly manhandled by security guards as he walked through the plaza underneath the bank's Central headquarters.

30 Mar 2014 - 5:14am 1 comment

Brokers flee HSBC for Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong

Dozens of former stockbrokers at HSBC have recently found new jobs at two rapidly expanding Chinese investment banks in Hong Kong after they left the British lender over disagreements on salaries.

12 Mar 2014 - 5:04am 7 comments

HSBC targets higher lending margins

HSBC is eyeing higher margins in its Hong Kong lending operations this year amid a tightening of market liquidity due to the tapering of quantitative easing and stricter liquidity requirements of the local regulator.

10 Mar 2014 - 7:59am