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May 7, 2014
06:01 EDTHSBCHSBC reports Q1 profit before tax $6.8B vs. $8.5B last year
Reports Q1 revenue $15.71B vs. $17.14B last year. The CRD IV transitional basis CET1 capital ratio was 10.7%, down from 10.8% at December 31, 2013, and the end point CET1 capital ratio was 10.8%, down from 10.9%. HSBC said, "In the first quarter we maintained control of costs and further demonstrated our capital resilience. Whilst revenue was lower than the previous year's first quarter, which benefited from a number of specific items, we have seen progress in revenue over the trailing quarters. Loan impairment charges fell, reflecting the changes to the portfolio since 2011. Our return on equity was 11.7%."
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July 29, 2014
06:47 EDTHSBCCiti looks to hire 100 Asia unit bankers to rival HSBC, Reuters says
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July 25, 2014
17:05 EDTHSBCHSBC, Deutsche Bank sued over manipulation of silver prices, Reuters reports
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06:40 EDTHSBCLoan write down standards changed for non-U.S. banks, NY Times says
A new accounting rule will enable banks outside of the U.S. to write down the value of loans earlier but could cause loans to become less attractive for those banks, according to The New York Times. The rule was issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, whose guidelines are followed in more than 100 countries but not in America, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).Reference Link
July 18, 2014
11:21 EDTHSBCBritish antitrust regulator to investigate country's banks, NY Times reports
The U.K.'s antitrust authorities said they expected to open a formal investigation into Britain's retail banking industry, reports the New York Times. The regulators cited barriers to competition that include control of a national network of branches by four large banks that control more than three-quarters of the market. Reference Link

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