Teh Spanish Bank is poised to make two more bold acquisitions as it continues to scoop up the assets of troubled rivals, the Financial Times reports.
Stocks kicked off August with a rally, snapping a three-day losing streak, after a better-than-expected manufacturing reading and some strong bank earnings out of Europe. The Dow jumped 2%.
The Dow and S&P 500 rose more than 1.5 percent Monday, with both indexes hitting a 10-week high, boosted by energy and materials. But RIM and Walmart fell.
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The headlines Monday trumpet HSBC's sharp improvement in second-quarter profits. But that isn't impressing Peter Atwater, president of the Financial Insyghts, a financial services consulting firm.
Three European banks have revealed capital-raising plans before the results of stress tests were due to be made public, the FT reports.
HSBC’s closely-watched emerging market index indicates that manufacturing growth will slow sharply following a record first quarter.
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HSBC's chairman Stephen Green has no plans to step down, said Michael Geoghegan, the bank's Chief Executive on CNBC Monday.
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Investment bankers have begun to develop ways in which banks might be able to circumvent the most punitive of the new capital rules being drawn up by international regulators.
Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a see-saw session as techs and industrials gained, while energy and bank stocks were weak.
Stocks advanced Tuesday after a jump in consumer confidence and encouraging read on housing. Tech and telecom were the big trading story amid news that Apple's working on an iPhone that works on the Verizon network.
U.S. stock index futures poionted to a modest gain at the open on big news in the smartphone industry and ahead of reports on housing and consumer confidence.
Recently, Global Finance Magazine released its rankings for the best emerging market banks, which is based on a survey of industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. The criteria for "best" bank includes growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative products.
HSBC will take part in Bank of Communications' (BoCom) upcoming rights issue and is keen to increase its shareholding in the Chinese lender when regulations allow, said Michael Geoghegan, group chief executive & chairman of HSBC.
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Stocks ended higher Monday, led by technology stocks after an encouraging report on chip sales. Intel and HP led the Dow. GE and JPMorgan were at the bottom of the pack.