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HSBC set free from deferred US criminal charges

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LONDON: The US Department of Justice has given HSBC a significant boost by dismissing the deferred criminal charges that have been hanging over the bank since it was fined for money laundering and sanctions breaches five years ago. The decision by the DoJ lifts the threat of criminal prosecution that ...

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Asia pivot helps HSBC post jump in third quarter pretax profit

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HONG KONG: HSBC on Monday signaled its pivot to Asia was paying rich dividends as quarterly profits leapt five-fold, laying a foundation for its new leadership to plan for growth after a tough period of post-crisis restructuring. HSBC earlier this month chose veteran John Flint as its next chief executive, ...

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FBI, UK Serious Fraud Office start investigating Gupta family

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JOHANNESBURG: The long arm of the law is finally catching up with South Africa’s crony capitalist Guptas and their network of criminality and corruption. FBI has launched a probe into the family, focusing on nephews of the Gupta brothers: Ashish and Amol Gupta. Both are US citizens which opens them ...

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HSBC names John Flint as new chief executive

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LONDON: Banking giant HSBC has named John Flint, current head of retail banking and wealth management, as its new boss. Mr Flint, who takes over from outgoing chief executive Stuart Gulliver, will start his new role next February. The move sees Europe’s biggest bank once again promote a company insider ...

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Aviva signs 10-year distribution deal with HSBC

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LONDON: Aviva has entered into a 10-year distribution deal with HSBC in what the insurer says is one of the largest transactions of its kind signed in the UK. Mark Wilson, the insurer’s chief executive, said the agreement would generate hundreds of millions of pounds of premiums for Aviva, and ...

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HSBC profits rise as it prepares for UK ringfence

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LONDON: A third share buyback in a year by HSBC underlined progress in the turnaround plan for Europe’s biggest bank, with profit also growing by 5 percent in the first half of 2017. The news sent HSBC shares up three percent to a four-year high of 764 pence each in ...

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HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

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LONDON: Shares in HSBC have fallen after the bank reported a steeper-than-expected fall in annual profits. It reported a $7.1bn (£5.7bn) pre-tax profit for 2016, down 62% on the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. HSBC attributed the fall to a string of one-off charges, including the sale of its operations ...

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Barclays: London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe

LONDON: The City of London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe after Brexit, Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has said. In separate remarks, the bank’s chairman John McFarlane also said the UK government supported a three year transition deal on the Brexit deal. The Barclays chiefs were both ...

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RBS, Barclays and other banks fined in Swiss franc Libor case

LONDON: Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among banks hit with SFr99m (£78m) of fines by the Swiss competition regulator for operating four separate cartels, as the international fallout from the Libor rate-rigging scandal spreads. The two British lenders were hit with a combined £37m in fines, while HSBC, ...

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