The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation is one of Hong Kong's biggest banks. It was founded in Hong Kong on March 3, 1865, and in Shanghai one month later. Its headquarters are located in London, England.

HSBC confirms that it is in talks to sell entire stake in Ping An. Photo: EPA

HSBC says in talks to sell Ping An stake but no deal yet

For HSBC, to sell or not to sell its valuable holdings in Ping An Insurance, China's No 2 life insurer, is now apparently not a question. The more burning question for HSBC may be to sell the stake at what price.