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HSBC

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.

A worker handling palm oil seeds at a plantation area in Pelalawan, Riau province in Indonesia's Sumatra island. Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest. Photo: AFP

Palm-oil loans link HSBC to forest destruction: Greenpeace

Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm-oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest.