HSBC reported a 2% rise in adjusted H1 pre-tax profit to $13 billion on the back of China's stock market frenzy and investor enthusiasm in Hong Kong.» Read More
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor who is one of the key figures in the European debt crisis, is considering running for a fourth term in office.
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Bank of Ireland, which was bailed out during the country's debt crisis, reported soaring profits for the first half of 2015 as bad debts were reduced.
Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer, posted stronger-than-expected first-half operating profit on Friday, driven by a recovering Europe and resilient Brazilian operations.
Airbus Group reported a 6 percent rise in first-half core operating profit and revenue on Friday.
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Charles Liu, founder of Hao Capital, says further stimulus by the Chinese government wouldn't be very helpful in the long term.
Peter Thal-Larsen, Asia editor for Reuters Breakingviews, says there are still growth opportunities in China for HSBC.
Jane Foley, senior FX strategist at Rabobank, gives her currency predictions if there is a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in 2015.