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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

Headlines Around the Web

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Jan 04 - Financial Times

HSBC eyes £20bn spin-off of UK retail arm

Dec 09, 2013 - Independent

Started saving late? Catch up now

Dec 02, 2013 - The Times of India

Sebi slaps notice on HSBC on actor's plea

Nov 12, 2013 - The Times of India

ICBC added to financial stability risk tables

Nov 12, 2013 - Financial Times

From Goldman Sachs to gold mining

Nov 08, 2013 - Financial Times

HSBC optimistic on growth

Nov 05, 2013 - Independent

Imagination slips on MediaTek worries

Nov 05, 2013 - Financial Times

Articles About HSBC

An office worker talks on his phone as he looks the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) building in central Sydney June 15, 2012. Asian shares edged up on Friday, and the euro held most of the previous session's gains, as nervous inves
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 18, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market opened the session with a solid gain for the second consecutive session on the Thursday. The strong tone for the first half of the session came in the wake of similar gains for US and European markets in the last 12 hours. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

Passers-by are reflected on a signboard displaying currency signs outside a bank in Tokyo November 27, 2014. The dollar edged down against the yen on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite fo
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 17, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar is unchanged from this time yesterday, having given back some overnight gains as volatility increases in global markets. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, CRUDE OIL, GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

An oil field is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply.
Global Markets Overview – December 16, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities tapered off in the US and tracked weakness seen in Asian and European trade. Turmoil in the energy space continued to cloud positive developments on the US economic data front. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, MANUFACTURING

A stack of Australian one dollar coins stand on a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 1, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has opened this week's trading below the 85 cent level as commodity currencies remain under pressure. (Dec 01)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

Manhattan Skyline
London Real Estate: Foreign Governments Making A Beeline With China, Qatar and Kuwait Ahead In Race

By IBTimes AU

The demand is understandable given that London is the most lucrative international property market. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, NEW YORK, INVESTMENT, LOS ANGELES, LONDON

A worker makes an inventory of crates containing Playmobil figures at the Playmobil Malta factory in the Hal Far Industrial Estate outside Valletta April 11, 2014.
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 13, 2014

By Comsec

In the US, whole sale inventories rose by 0.3% in September after a 0.6% gain in August - a result that should support the September quarter GDP result. (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, CITIGROUP, BARCLAYS, FTSE

Logos are seen outside a branch of Barclays bank in London July 30, 2013.
US War Veterans In Iraq Sue Five European Banks For Channeling Iran's Money To Insurgents Attacking US Forces

By IBTimes AU

The allegation is serious and may attract penal action or pay out of compensation to affected parties. (Nov 12)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, BARCLAYS, ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, CALIFORNIA, ISRAEL, COURT

Australian Prime Minister Abbott gestures as he gives a speech at the Shanghai International Expo Centre in Shanghai
Western Businesses Feeling As Targets Of New Cold War By Russia And China

By IBTimes AU

The West should also refrain from using sanctions as a tool to choke the economies of rivals. (Nov 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GDP, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT, INVESTMENT

An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 3, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket has ended the session near the day's lows. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) slipped 20pts or 0.3 per cent to 5,485. Consumer Staples were the worst performing sector dropping 1.94 per cent. Volume 1.68 billion shares traded worth $4.2 billion. (Nov 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WESTPAC, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

LNG
LNG To Overtake Coal As Australia’s 2nd Biggest Export In 2018

By IBTimes AU

An HSBC report confirmed previous speculations that Australia would dislodge Qatar as the world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in 2018. Its major markets would be mainly Asian nations, particularly China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India. (Nov 03)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, INDIA