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HSBC

HSBC Holdings plc is a public limited company incorporated in England in 1990, and headquartered in London since 1993. As of 2009, it is both the world's largest banking group and the world's 6th largest company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine. Hong Kong served as the bank¹s headquarters until 1992 when it was forced to move to London as a condition of completing the acquisition of Midland Bank. Today, whilst no single geographical area dominates the group's earnings, Hong Kong still continues to be a significant source of its income. Recent acquisitions and expansion in China are returning HSBC to part of its roots. HSBC has an enormous operational base in Asia and significant lending, investment, and insurance activities around the world. The company has a global reach and financial fundamentals matched by few other banking or financial multinationals. Read More

Articles About HSBC

A worker cleans the stairs of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) building in Kolkata December 18, 2013.
RBI Leaves Rates on Hold; Election, Monsoon in Focus

By Reuters

With elections looming and an uncertain economic growth outlook, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left interest rates on hold on Tuesday, as expected, and indicated it will keep rates steady in the near term if inflation eases towards the bank's targeted level. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, GDP, ELECTIONS, INDIA, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

ASX
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/1/14

By Comsec

Buyers made a push in the second half of the trading day which saw the ASX 200 pull up short of closing in positive territory. The index however was able to finish at the best levels of afternoon trade. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is pictured outside its head office in Mumbai January 11, 2011.
RBI Likely to Keep Policy Rate Unchanged, Voice Caution

By Reuters

The Reserve Bank of India is expected to keep its policy interest rate unchanged on Tuesday after retail inflation, which has become its preferred price gauge, eased to a 25-month low in February. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: BARCLAYS, RETAIL, ELECTIONS, INDIA, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, MANAGEMENT

Asian stock markets outside Shanghai and Mumbai finished the week lower
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 3/31/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market had a strong finish to the first quarter of the calendar year, thanks to a positive offshore lead on Friday and speculation Chinese policymakers could move to prop up their slowing economy by providing stimulus, which gave a boost to the Asian region. (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, MANAGEMENT

Asian Shares Fall on Fed Tapering Uncertainty
Asia Shares in Fragile Mood, Nikkei Tests Support

By Reuters

Asian markets were in skittish mood on Thursday following a late dip on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks slipping as investors counted down to a rise in sales tax that is expected to swat consumer spending and test the market's faith in Abenomics. (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, CITIGROUP, CRUDE OIL, FACEBOOK

A Bank of America sign is shown on a building in downtown Los Angeles, California January 15, 2014.
Bank of America to Pay $9.3 Billion to Settle Mortgage Bond Claims

By Reuters

Bank of America (BAC.N) agreed to pay $9.3 billion to settle claims that it sold Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) faulty mortgage bonds, helping the bank to end one of the largest legal headaches it still faced from the financial crisis. (Mar 27)

MORE TOPICS: FREDDIE MAC, FANNIE MAE, BANK OF AMERICA, GOLDMAN SACHS, MERRILL LYNCH, COURT

Foreign market participants view the domestic stock market as risky and its bond market is seen as underdeveloped compared to the West (Photo: Reuters)
Global Markets Overview – 3/25/14

By IG Markets

The worst HSBC PMI print in eight months now sees growth estimates in the world's second largest economy possibly below 7%, and therefore well below the official estimates of 7.5%. (Mar 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLDMAN SACHS, GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Asian stock markets outside Japan finish the week lower
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 3/24/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market closed slightly firmer today, despite a negative start on the back of falls on Wall Street on Friday night and weaker than expected Chinese data. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, FIXED-INCOME, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INVESTMENT

U.S. Fed Guessing Game Intensifies While West Isolates Russia
U.S. Fed Guessing Game Intensifies While West Isolates Russia

By Reuters

The guessing game over U.S. interest rates is likely to intensify this week after new Fed Chair Janet Yellen raised the prospect of a hike early next year, while Russia's annexation of Crimea will keep investors focused on its next move. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, FEDERAL RESERVE, BANK OF AMERICA, BNP PARIBAS, COMMERZBANK, MERRILL LYNCH

China PMI down
China March HSBC Flash PMI Falls for Fifth Month in Row

By Reuters

Activity in China's factories slowed for a fifth straight month in March, a preliminary private survey showed on Monday, raising market expectations of government stimulus to arrest a loss of momentum in the world's second-largest economy this year. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, INVESTMENT