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DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi will host the newly launched Global Climate Finance Centre in partnership with nine founding members including the World Bank, lender HSBC (HSBA.L) and asset managers BlackRock (BLK.N) and Ninety One (N91.L). Described as an independent think-tank and research hub, the centre will look at barriers to investment into low-carbon projects and develop the financial frameworks to overcome them. "It will put Abu Dhabi and the UAE at the forefront of driving global change in sustainable finance, providing a positive legacy for years to come," COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber said in a statement on Monday. Reporting by Maha El-Dahan and Simon Jessop; editing by William JamesOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Abu, Sultan Al Jaber, Maha El, Simon Jessop, William James Our Organizations: Climate Finance, World Bank, HSBC, BlackRock, Thomson Locations: DUBAI, Abu Dhabi, UAE
On Monday, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, energy minister and the key climate negotiator, for the kingdom, was a no-show at the Saudi Green Initiative. "The climate finance that they have pledged at this COP28 is simply not enough," said Pakistani activist Zaigham Abbas, whose country was devastated last year by widespread flooding. Elsewhere, France and Japan said they would support a move by the African Development Bank to leverage IMF Special Drawing Rights for climate and development. This year also features the biggest-ever representation of business at the annual U.N. summit, amid hopes for more private investment toward climate causes. "The scale of the climate crisis demands urgent and game-changing solutions from every industry," COP28 President Ahmed Al-Jaber said.
Persons: COP28, Johanna Geron, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Nicholas Stern, Mia Mottley, Antonio Guterres, Zaigham Abbas, Abu Dhabi, Ahmed Al, Jaber, Simon Jessop, Maha El, Al Sayegh, Alexander Cornwell, Elizabeth Piper, David Stanway, Katy Daigle Organizations: of, European Union, REUTERS, Companies, Saudi, United, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Green Initiative, Crown, Grantham Research, Asian Peoples ' Movement, Development, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, BlackRock, HSBC, Finance, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Dubai, Brussels, Belgium, Companies UAE, DUBAI, COP28, United Arab, Saudi Arabia, Sharm el, Sheikh, Egypt, Paris, China, Grantham, Barbados, France, Japan, Copenhagen, Abu
REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsBEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) - China's new home prices rose slightly for a third straight month in November, a private survey showed on Friday, as the crisis-hit property sector struggles to stabilise despite a slew of government support measures. Prices rose 0.05% on average from the previous month after gains of 0.07% and 0.05%, according to the survey by real estate research firm China Index Academy. Government support for the property sector in recent months has included easing curbs on home purchases and cutting mortgage costs. A Reuters poll on Wednesday found expectations for 1% growth in new home prices next year, little changed from an August poll. "Beijing is turning more proactive to stabilise growth and the new dual-track housing model may help stabilise the property sector in the coming quarters," HSBC said on Thursday.
Persons: Jason Lee, Liangping Gao, Ryan Woo, William Mallard Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, China Index Academy, Index Academy, HSBC, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Rights BEIJING
BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Mixed factory activity data for China in November suggests more stimulus will be needed to shore up economic growth, analysts said on Friday, as two surveys came to contrasting conclusions on the sector's health. That was the fastest expansion in three months, but stands in contrast to the official PMI which fell to 49.4 on Thursday. "At face value, the average of the two is consistent with factory activity remaining largely unchanged last month," said Sheana Yue, China economist at Capital Economics. The official and Caixin surveys have different samples, with the Caixin PMI focusing on export-oriented enterprises and small- and medium-sized enterprises in the country's coastal region. Payroll cuts in the sector persisted for the third month in the Caixin survey and a ninth month in the official PMI.
Persons: Sheana Yue, Dan Wang, Xi Jinping, Liangping Gao, Joe Cash, Jacqueline Wong, Lincoln Organizations: P Global, PMI, Capital Economics, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, Thomson Locations: BEIJING, China, Hang Seng Bank China, Shanghai
Jefferies upgrades Pinterest and Snap to buy from hold Jefferies sees growth upside in 2024 for both stocks. " Wolfe upgrades Ally Financial to outperform from peer perform Wolfe said in its upgrade of the financial company that it's well-positioned. "In an environment where the probability of a mild recession or soft landing both appear plausible, we believe ALLY is well positioned to outperform in either scenario and upgrade shares to Outperform." "We continue to believe that Salesforce is on track to become the next quality [growth at a reasonable price] stock." Goldman Sachs reiterates Snowflake as buy Goldman Sachs stood by its buy rating on Snowflake after earnings on Wednesday.
Persons: Berenberg, Eli Lilly, Lilly, Wells, BTIG, Jefferies, Bernstein, Burger, Wolfe, TD Cowen downgrades Okta, Cowen, Stifel, Raymond James, Morgan Stanley, Bilibili, BILI, Baird, Pat Shanahan, Wells Fargo, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, Snowflake, DUK Organizations: pharma, Nvidia, NVIDIA, Jefferies, SNAP, BK, UBS, Service Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Lattice Semiconductor, Apple, JPMorgan, Nokia, Infineon, Watch, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Barclays, GE Healthcare, Airbus, Bank of America, Duke Energy, HSBC, Molson Coors Locations: FTCH, North America, China
Loan growth at Asian banks is estimated to rise from 4.5% this year to 10% next year, LSEG data shows, with banks in India and Indonesia leading with 15% and 11% growth, respectively. Ng likes banks in India and Indonesia, given the better economic growth in those economies and ability of banks to sustain margins. LSEG data shows profits at banks in India and Indonesia will grow 13% and 11% respectively next year, nearly double the 6% average rise across Asia-Pacific banks. That compares to price-to-book ratio for MSCI's index for all-country Asian banks (.dMIAS0CB00PUS) of 0.9. Banks in Australia are estimated to see a drop of 5% in profit in 2024 while profits at Singapore banks will be flat.
Persons: Frederic Neumann, Neumann, Morgan, Yao Ng, abrdn, Ng, Vinay Agarwal, Agarwal, Morgan Stanley, Ankur Banerjee, Gaurav Dogra, Patturaja, Vidya Ranganathan, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: U.S . Federal, Fed, HSBC, ICICI, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, FSSA Investment Management, Indonesia's Bank Central Asia, BCA, Reuters, Thomson Locations: SINGAPORE, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Asia, Japan, J.P, Pacific, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Banks, Australia, China, Bengaluru
It's no secret: Estee Lauder (EL) has lost its way. Fabrizio Freda, the CEO of Estee Lauder since July 2009, was once an industry "wunderkind," Jim Cramer acknowledged Tuesday. Shares of Estee Lauder have fallen 50% year to date and lost two-thirds of their value over the past two years. We have been expecting consecutive poor quarters from Estee Lauder since China's post-Covid economic rebound has stalled. Rather, the investment case is more about how Estee Lauder can right the ship.
Persons: Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, Fabrizio Freda, Jim Cramer, Freda, Jim, we're, Lauder, China's, Jim Cramer's, Budrul Organizations: HSBC, L'Oreal, CNBC, Lightrocket, Getty Locations: China, Korea, Asia, New York City, Hong Kong
Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive of HSBC, speaks during the Global Financial Leaders Investment Summit in Hong Kong, China November 2, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsLONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - HSBC (HSBA.L) is well provisioned against further China real estate losses, its CEO Noel Quinn said on Wednesday, amid a slump for the country's property market that has led to bank writedowns in recent quarterly earnings. Quinn reiterated that he felt the China property market had bottomed out, but said collateral consequences would potentially cause further losses for some banks. "We feel as though we're well provisioned," Quinn told the Financial Times' Global Banking Summit event in London. Quinn said he took two phones, two iPads and a laptop into Hong Kong and mainland China, but said the number of devices reflected splitting business and personal devices.
Persons: Noel Quinn, Tyrone Siu, Quinn, Lawrence White, Iain Withers, Sinead Cruise Organizations: HSBC, Global Financial, Investment, REUTERS, Financial Times, Global Banking, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, China, London
Any active investor knows the name Robinhood — but do you know about Robinhood Gold? Robinhood Gold is a suite of features and tools that span both non-retirement brokerage accounts and IRAs held within Robinhood. Here are three reasons you might want to consider Robinhood Gold for your money:1. Open a Robinhood Gold account today. The cash sweep program and Robinhood Gold are offered through Robinhood Financial LLC.
Persons: IRAs, Goldman Sachs, it's, Gold Organizations: Gold, HSBC, Citibank, Bank of Baroda, US Bank , Bank of India, Truist Bank, T Bank, First Horizon Bank, EagleBank, CIBC Bank, IRA, Morningstar, Nasdaq, Robinhood, Robinhood Financial Locations: Robinhood, Wells Fargo
LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Four major banks, including Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.L) and HSBC Plc (HSBA.L), have quit a United Nations-backed initiative to scrutinise climate targets set by corporations, according to people familiar with the matter. Many lenders say they should finance fossil fuels as long as economies depend on them. The spokesperson added that Standard Chartered was seeking alternative third-party validation of its climate targets and that it was setting science-based targets through the NZBA. It will still require them to cease the financing of fossil fuel projects that would weigh on their longer-term emissions targets. Credit Agricole (CAGR.PA), ING (INGA.AS), BBVA (BBVA.MC) and Swedbank (SWEDa.ST) told Reuters they remained committed to SBTi validating their emissions targets.
Persons: SBTi, SBTi's, Pietro Rocco, haven't, it's, Rocco, Tommy Reggiori Wilkes, Simon Jessop, Josie Kao Organizations: Standard Chartered, HSBC Plc, United, Societe Generale SA, ABN Amro Bank, Zero Banking Alliance, HSBC, Societe Generale, ABN Amro, Reuters, Credit, ING, BBVA, NatWest, Commerzbank, BNP, Allianz, Alliance, Zero, Carbon Trust, Thomson Locations: United Nations, Nations, Paris, U.S, decarbonising, London
The blue-chip FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index dipped 0.1%, while the pan-European STOXX 600 (.STOXX) rose 0.5%. The life insurance sector (.FTNMX303010) fell 0.4%, with Prudential (PRU.L) slipping 0.7% after Deutsche Bank reduced its price target on the stock. Banks (.FTNMX301010) slipped 1.7% following a 2.3% fall in HSBC (HSBA.L), which was the biggest weight on the FTSE 100. Among individual stocks Halfords Group (HFD.L) plunged 21.1% after the bicycles-to-car parts retailer narrowed its annual profit forecast range. Reporting by Shashwat Chauhan in Bengaluru; Editing by Dhanya Ann Thoppil and Eileen SorengOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Toby Melville, Andrew Bailey, BoE Governor Andrew Bailey, Eddie Cheng, Banks, Shashwat Chauhan, Dhanya Ann Thoppil, Eileen Soreng Organizations: London Stock Exchange Group, REUTERS, Aviva, Bank of England, Prudential, Deutsche Bank, U.S . Federal Reserve, Allspring Global Investments, HSBC, Halfords, Thomson Locations: City, London, Britain, Europe, United States, Bengaluru
"These measures could boost (earnings) growth and help asset prices recover in 2024," Liu said. As per the forecasts, the consumer staples and software sectors are set to post earnings growth of 40% and 30%, respectively. The consumer discretionary and industrial sectors are each expected to see roughly 20% growth, while the real estate sector may grow 18%. Such stable or growth-centric government policies would also boost investor confidence in the e-commerce and consumer sectors, Lau added. Maurer, however, points to how cheap Chinese stocks are and that the risks might already be priced in.
Persons: Minyue Liu, Liu, John Lau, Lau, Alec Jin, Jin, Caroline Yu Maurer, Maurer, Patturaja Murugaboopathy, Vidya Ranganathan Organizations: BNP, Management, Asia Pacific, SEI, Reuters, Reuters Graphics, Stock Connect, HSBC Asset Management, Thomson Locations: Asia, China, Shanghai, U.S
Hong Kong October home prices drop to lowest since March 2017
  + stars: | 2023-11-28 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
A general view of Two International Finance Centre (IFC), HSBC headquarters and Bank of China in Hong Kong, China July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsHONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Hong Kong private home prices extended a fall in October, dipping to their lowest since March 2017, official data showed on Tuesday, weighed down by higher interest rates and weak buying sentiment. Home prices in the financial hub, one of the most expensive markets in the world, dropped 2.2% in October from the previous month. Prices have dropped 4% in the first 10 months of the year after the sixth monthly decline in October. Investment bank UBS has forecast that Hong Kong's home prices could drop another 10% in 2024 as borrowing costs in the city have surged to the highest level since 2007.
Persons: Tyrone Siu, Martin Wong, Knight Frank, Clare Jim, Robert Birsel Organizations: International Finance Centre, HSBC, Bank of China, REUTERS, Realtors, Investment, UBS, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, China, HONG KONG
[1/6] Chinese Premier Li Qiang speaks at the opening ceremony of the first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE) in Beijing, China November 28, 2023. "We are willing to build closer production and industrial supply chain partnerships with all countries," Li told the first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE), adding that the international community needs to be "more wary of the challenges and risks brought about by protectionism and uncontrolled globalisation." The expo, organised by the state-run China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), is Beijing's latest bid to increase foreign investment in China, which has dropped to historic lows. Despite this decrease, China remains an attractive option: a survey conducted by HSBC bank at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) earlier this month showed 45% of firms expect to expand their supply chain in China over the next year. Zhang Shaogang, a CCPIT official who was part of the Chinese delegation at the APEC summit, said last week that 20% of the foreign firms exhibiting at the supply chain expo were U.S.-based, and included Amazon (AMZN.O), Apple (AAPL.O), Tesla (TSLA.O), and Intel (INTC.O).
Persons: Li Qiang, Florence Lo, Premier Li Qiang, Li, Dan Marks, Xi Jinping, Joe Biden, Zhang Shaogang, Zhang, Eduardo Baptista, Joe Cash, Jamie Freed, Miral Organizations: China International, Chain, REUTERS, Premier, European Union, China Council, Promotion of International Trade, HSBC, China, Royal United Services, Economic Cooperation, APEC, Apple, Intel, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, EU, BEIJING, United States, Ukraine, Taiwan, India, Mexico, Vietnam, U.S, Asia
A street cleaning operative walks past the London Stock Exchange Group building in the City of London financial district, whilst British stocks tumble as investors fear that the coronavirus outbreak could stall the global economy, in London, Britain, March 9, 2020. The exporter-heavy FTSE 100 (.FTSE) fell 0.6% touching a two-week low intraday, while the more domestically-oriented FTSE 250 midcap index (.FTMC) also shed 0.6%. Personal goods (.FTNMX402040) led declines among the major FTSE 350 sectors, with Burberry Group (BRBY.L) falling 2.7% after HSBC reduced the stock's price target. Investors will look ahead to UK mortgage data, inflation prints across the eurozone, and a Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) report in the U.S. - the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge - later this week. Man Group (EMG.L) fell 3.2% after Morgan Stanley downgraded the hedge fund manager's stock to "Equal-Weight" from "Overweight".
Persons: Toby Melville, inflation's, Andrew Jones, Janus Henderson, Dave Ramsden, Jonathan Haskel, Pearson, Morgan Stanley, Shashwat Chauhan, Sonia Cheema Organizations: London Stock Exchange Group, REUTERS, Royce, Burberry Group, HSBC, PT Pearson, Man, Janus Henderson Investors, Bank of England's, Thomson Locations: City, London, Britain, U.S, Bengaluru
In a 2022 Pew survey covering 19 countries in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, climate change was named the top global threat. Aira UK“There is no trade-off between (installing a heat pump), saving the planet and at the same time saving the pockets of consumers,” CEO Martin Lewerth told CNN. “If you’re living outside Scandinavia and you want a heat pump, it’s not a hassle-free experience,” Lewerth acknowledged. “There is no scenario in which delay is the cheaper option with climate change,” said Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE. “If we’d invested more in renewable energy… energy bills wouldn’t have gone up so much, which disproportionately impacted on poor households,” Valero at the LSE told CNN.
Persons: , ” Brett Meyer, Tone, Tony Blair, ” Langengen, Meyer, Anna Valero, Keith Mayhew, Oliver Blume, doesn’t, Rishi Sunak, Kelley, Martin Lewerth, Sunak, ” Lewerth, , Bob Ward, we’d, ” Valero, Tim Jackson Organizations: London CNN, Times Radio, Tony, Tony Blair Institute for Global, Pew, London School of Economics, Political Science, CNN, HSBC, carmakers, Volkswagen, Grantham Research, LSE, , Swiss, Confederation of British Industry, Centre, Prosperity, University of Surrey Locations: London, Europe, North America, Asia, Pacific, Greece, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, , Norway, Sweden, Aira, Essex, Swedish, Britain, Scandinavia, Grantham, Ukraine
Slowing China still leads the race for commodities
  + stars: | 2023-11-28 | by ( Yawen Chen | )   time to read: +7 min
"When it comes to copper, the thinking usually goes that copper equals property, property equals China," said one commodities trader. "And because China property is down, copper must be down too." That’s why China's copper demand will still rise by 4 million tonnes from the 2020 level to around 18 million tonnes per year in 2030, according to estimates by commodity trading group Trafigura. And China's copper demand has grown by 8% this year, faster than the 5% Xi is targeting for overall GDP growth. China's annual aluminium demand rose by 18 million tonnes from 2010 to 2020 and is forecast to grow by another 13 million tonnes to over 50 million tonnes a year in 2030, per Trafigura.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Communist Party’s, Wood Mackenzie, Francesco Guerrera, Katrina Hamlin, Thomas Shum Organizations: Reuters, HK, Communist, Shanghai Futures Exchange, London Metal Exchange, ING, International Monetary Fund, IMF, World Bank, Reuters Graphics Reuters, Oxford, HSBC, Democratic, Thomson Locations: SINGAPORE, China, Washington, Moscow, Taiwan, Shanghai, Republic, United States, Australia, Beijing, Chile, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo
Here are Tuesday's biggest calls on Wall Street: UBS downgrades ChargePoint to neutral from buy UBS said it's cautious on the EV charging company's growth outlook. " Citi reiterates Nvidia as buy Citi said it's sticking with its buy rating on shares of Nvidia. " Wells Fargo downgrades Booz Allen Hamilton to equal weight from overweight Wells said investors should wait for a better entry point for the defense contractor. Raymond James upgrades Crocs to strong buy from outperform Raymond James said it sees an attractive entry point for the show company. Wells Fargo reiterates Amazon as overweight Wells said international trends for Amazon remain healthy.
Persons: UBS downgrades ChargePoint, it's, Wells, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bernstein, Raymond James, Crocs, CROX's, Estee Lauder, Jefferies, underperform Jefferies, Evercore, Rivian, Piper Sandler downgrades Shopify, Piper, Piper Sandler, Canaccord, TD Cowen, Datadog, TD, Truist, it's bullish, Ingersoll Rand Organizations: UBS downgrades, UBS, JPMorgan, Apple, Citi, Nvidia, HSBC, RBC, Boeing, Lexeo Therapeutics, Bank of America, Virtu, Logistics, Industry Locations: U.S, DDOG, India, Ingersoll
Global commodity markets are in a 'super-squeeze': HSBC
  + stars: | 2023-11-27 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailGlobal commodity markets are in a 'super-squeeze': HSBCPaul Bloxham of HSBC explains why supply-side disruptions are the reasons behind the elevation of commodity prices.
Persons: HSBC Paul Bloxham Organizations: HSBC
Argentina last week held a historic election in which libertarian candidate Javier Milei came out victorious, sending the country's stock market surging. The Merval , Argentina's stock market benchmark, rallied 42% for the week. The trade Trading in Argentine stocks has historically been a volatile endeavor. That said, there are ways for investors in the U.S. to get exposure to the Argentine market if they think stocks can rise during Milei's presidency. Other U.S.-listed Argentine stocks include oil name YPF — which surged nearly 57% last week — and Banco BBVA Argentina , which is up 34% in 2023.
Persons: Javier Milei, Milei, Diego Pereira, , Jorge Morgenstern, GlobalX Organizations: JPMorgan, Senate, HSBC, Argentine, Banco BBVA Argentina Locations: Argentina, Argentine, U.S, . U.S
A man speaks on a mobile phone in front of the head office of HSBC bank in Mumbai November 20, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsLONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Thousands of HSBC (HSBA.L) customers in Britain on Friday reported they were unable to access some mobile and online banking services, the latest in a long-running series of such problems for British banks. "We’re working hard to restore HSBC UK’s Mobile and Online Banking service, including the authorising of online card purchases via the app," a spokesperson for the bank said. "We understand this is really frustrating for some of our customers, and we are really sorry for the inconvenience." "This HSBC outage will cause a real headache for a lot of its customers.
Persons: Arko Datta, Sam Richardson, Lawrence White, Hugh Lawson, Louise Heavens Organizations: HSBC, REUTERS, HSBC UK’s Mobile, Banking, Consumer, Bank of England, Thomson Locations: Mumbai, Britain
Barclays Bank logo is seen in this illustration taken March 12, 2023. As part of these 1,500 to 2,000 jobs could be cut if implemented in full, the person said. Barclays' 1 billion pound cost saving target would represent about 7% of the bank's underlying annual operating expenses of 15 billion pounds in 2022. Meanwhile, annual staff costs at BX have risen to 2 billion pounds, from 1.8 billion pounds. Barclays is "evaluating material structural cost actions", Venkat said when it reported disappointing third quarter results in October.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, C.S, Venkatakrishnan, Venkat, Sinead Cruise, Lawrence White, Alexander Smith Organizations: Barclays Bank, REUTERS, Barclays, Services, Chief, Barclays Execution Services, BX, Deutsche Bank, BNP, UBS, Reuters, Boston Consulting Group, Thomson Locations: British
Binance mega-fine fits go-big-or-go-home vibe
  + stars: | 2023-11-22 | by ( Anita Ramaswamy | )   time to read: +3 min
NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Cryptocurrency is a precocious industry, in its lows as well as its highs. So it makes sense that Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, has agreed to pay a $4.3 billion fine for anti-money laundering, effortlessly surpassing penalties paid by miscreant financial firms that have been around for more than a century longer. Binance boss Changpeng Zhao, a kingpin of crypto and the man who precipitated the downfall of bankrupt rival FTX, pleaded personally guilty on Tuesday to criminal violations. HSBC (HSBA.L), (0005.HK) in 2012 agreed to pay $1.9 billion for its role in facilitating drug cartels’ money laundering. They do not reflect the views of Reuters News, which, under the Trust Principles, is committed to integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.
Persons: Changpeng Zhao, FTX, Zhao, Binance, Al Qaeda, It’s, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, David Solomon, Sam Bankman, John Foley, Sharon Lam Organizations: Reuters, HSBC, HK, Malaysian, U.S . Treasury Department, Thomson Locations: Iran, North Korea, U.S
The Big Bank With a $15 Billion Conundrum in China
  + stars: | 2023-11-21 | by ( Josh Mitchell | )   time to read: 1 min
HSBC’s investment in Bank of Communications dates to 2004. Photo: REUTERS/StringerHSBC Holdings has a $15 billion headache in China—a big stake in a local lender that it can’t easily sell and that could require a big write-down. Long after most other Western banking giants have exited similar positions, HSBC has held on to its roughly 19% position in Bank of Communications , an investment that dates back to 2004. HSBC, Europe’s largest bank by market value, has said the stake is strategically important for its ambitions to grow in Asia.
Organizations: Bank of Communications, REUTERS, Stringer HSBC Holdings, HSBC Locations: China, Bank, Asia
Analysts attended earnings calls in the third quarter armed with questions for healthcare and consumer companies about the potential effect on their sales from the growing popularity of these drugs, known as GLP-1 agonists. A Reuters analysis of earnings transcripts for the third quarter showed "GLP-1" or alternatives like "obesity" or "weight-loss medications" were mentioned 256 times across 29 U.S. and European healthcare and consumer companies. That's more than double the mentions for the second quarter, when those phrases came up 127 times. While some consumer companies have talked about factors such as fewer calories being consumed, "these kind of large extrapolations" seem to be a bit of a stretch, said BMO Capital analyst Evan Seigerman. For big pharma manufacturers like Pfizer (PFE.N) and Amgen (AMGN.O), analyst questions were aimed at their obesity drug candidates.
Persons: Lilly, George Frey, Jeff Jonas, it's, Eli Lilly's, John Furner, Mondelez, Eli Lilly, Evan Seigerman, LVMH, Rajesh Kumar, Jonas, Bhanvi Satija, Savyata Mishra, Arpan Varghese, David Gaffen, Shounak Organizations: Novo Nordisk, Pharmacy, REUTERS, Gabelli, Novo, Walmart, Walmart U.S, Hershey, Truist Securities, Krispy, BMO Capital, Danish, pharma, Pfizer, Devices, HSBC, Thomson Locations: Provo , Utah, U.S, United States, Novo, Bengaluru
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