A lion statue outside the HSBC headquarters building in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
A lion statue outside the HSBC headquarters building in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

HSBC, Standard Chartered kick-start third-quarter bank reporting with eyes on margins, loan losses amid interest rate hikes

  • Hong Kong’s biggest banks increased their prime rate for the first time in four years in September
  • Questions remain about how slowing growth, particularly in China, could affect bank bottom lines

A lion statue outside the HSBC headquarters building in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
A lion statue outside the HSBC headquarters building in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg
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