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.
Just as Britain moves to sever its ties with the European Union (EU), two of its biggest banks, HSBC and Standard Chartered, are building up their operations in the bloc in a bid to win more business helping clients grappling with red tape and Brexit.
HSBC Holdings Plc is planning to cut up to 10,000 jobs, more than 4 per cent of its workforce, as interim Chief Executive Officer Noel Quinn seeks to reduce costs across the banking group, the Financial Times reported.
HSBC Holdings dropped its 2020 profit target and reported a sharp fall in earnings. It also warned of a costly restructuring programme and negative effect on its revenue.