Participants during the event.
HSBC Holdings beat forecasts with a 31 per cent rise in the first quarter profit, bolstered by a surge in income from its core Asian business due to the absence of legal and regulatory expenses borne in the year-ago quarter. Reining in costs has been one of the biggest challenges for HSBC Chief Executive John Flint
HSBC would offer rebates and fee reductions for small and medium-sized companies in Hong Kong, as the city’s economy struggles. Hong Kong is on the verge of its first recession in a decade, weighed down by the prolonged US-China trade war
HSBC ousted John Flint as chief executive after just 18 months in a shock move the chairman of Europe’s biggest bank said was needed to speed up progress on priority areas such as the turnaround of its US business.
Standard Chartered and HSBC, two of Hong Kong’s biggest banks, on Thursday have slashed their key benchmark rates in the city, their largest market. The move is bracing for its first recession since the global financial crisis following months of protests that is still continuing.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced an 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) plan to make France the top producer of clean energy vehicles in Europe and urged French carmakers to make vehicles in their own country.
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority announced the completion of more than 3,000 transactions worth approximately Dhs10 million in two months, from mid-March to mid-May 2020, while working remotely.
India’s stringent lockdown norms have lasted longer than expected, said Fitch Ratings as it further reduced India’s GDP forecast to (-) 5 per cent from an earlier projected growth of 0.8 per cent for the current fiscal.
The euro retreated from near two-month highs and equity markets wavered on Wednesday even as the EU unveiled a 750b euro ($823 billion) recovery fund that helped offset concerns about unrest in Hong Kong over Beijing’s proposed security laws.