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  • Hang Seng Bank a Better Bet Than Parent HSBC: Pro Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    The HSBC logo is displayed on the exterior of an HSBC bank branch March 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. After taking a financial hit with sub-prime mortgage-backed securities, HSBC Holdings PLC reported that due to a 70 percent drop in 2008 net profits it plans to slash 6,100 jobs and close its consumer loan business in the U.S.

    Even as HSBC beat expectations with its first quarter results on Tuesday, one strategist says its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Hang Seng Bank is a better bet for investors given its more attractive return on equity and lower cost base.

  • UAE Manufacturing ‘Solid,’ Orders Advance: HSBC Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    Dubai Palm Island

    In April, the HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.5, the highest level since June 2011. The one-point increase is the strongest monthly gain since October of last year.

  • Sunday's flash PMI report on China shows the importance of maintaining discipline in your trading strategies.

  • Foreclosure

    Federal regulators are poised to crack down on eight financial firms that are not part of the recent government settlement over home foreclosure practices involving sloppy, inaccurate, or forged documents, the New York Times reports.

  • Yen Weakness Is Not Over: Strategist Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:29 PM ET

    The yen has had a rough week, and this strategist says trading patterns suggest the weakness could continue.

  • Stocks to Watch: AAPL, F, P & More Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 8:33 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:

  • LTRO a 'Crutch' for European Banks: StanChart Asia CEO Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 3:08 AM ET
    A man walks past a logo of Standard Chartered bank at the headquarters of SC First Bank in Seoul on June 27, 2011.

    Standard Chartered Bank's Asia CEO Jaspal Bindra has warned that the European Central Bank's long-term refinancing operations could lead to unintended consequences.

  • 5 Bank Stocks That Won't Bankrupt You or America Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    A quick look at the "laggards" for year-to-date returns among bank stocks shows some quality names that posted relatively strong earnings results in 2011, and performed much better than the The KBW Bank Index.

  • The HSBC logo is displayed on the exterior of an HSBC bank branch March 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. After taking a financial hit with sub-prime mortgage-backed securities, HSBC Holdings PLC reported that due to a 70 percent drop in 2008 net profits it plans to slash 6,100 jobs and close its consumer loan business in the U.S.

    HSBC Holdings said on Monday it will likely face criminal or civil charges from an expanding investigation into its ties to allegedly illegal money transactions, including some tied to Iran.

  • What's Shaking: Monday's Early Movers Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Monday morning's early movers:

  • HSBC Set for $22 Billion Profit, Fueled by Asia Sunday, 26 Feb 2012 | 8:07 PM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC is expected to report the West's biggest banking profit for last year, fuelled by the East, while its rivals are struggling with faltering European and U.S. growth.

  • Euro to Outperform Dollar in Next 6 Months: Economist Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 3:35 AM ET

    HSBC Economist Stephen King says the growing likelihood of further quantitative easing (QE) in the U.S., contrasting with real efforts to slash budget deficits in Europe, suggests the single currency will come out stronger in the medium term.

  • Rough Seas Ahead in the South Pacific Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    These strategists say the Australian and New Zealand dollars could be headed for a fall.

  • Emerging Markets to Weather Europe Crisis: HSBC Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
    China

    Emerging markets are well placed to weather the storm of the sovereign debt crisis currently engulfing the euro zone, and emerging economies are expected to grow by 5.3 percent this year and 6.1 percent in 2013, Pablo Goldberg, global head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC, wrote in a report.

  • Australia Seen as Ideal Home for Expats Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 9:27 PM ET

    Australia beat out the United States and Singapore to take top place among expatriates as an ideal residence for quality of life and career prospects, according to an international survey released on Thursday.

  • All Business Is Local by John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz

    Building on the theme that “all politics is local,” marketing experts John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz explore how dozens of international companies are using a local-focused strategy and turning global brands into leading local brands.

  • Bank of America, Big Banks Face Massive Credit Card Case Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:07 PM ET

    Private antitrust litigation pitting some five million retailers against several large banks has slipped under the radar of many analysts and investors who follow those companies, but the case may deliver a multibillion-dollar shock to bank bulls in the coming months, TheStreet.com reports.

  • Further Banking Lay-Offs Expected in Asia Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    Downsizing

    Headhunters say the recent lay-offs in Asia’s banking industry are just the beginning and expect there will be far worse to come, predicting the total size of the sector in the region could shrink by more than 20 percent. The FT reports.

  • Capital One is a top pick among bank stocks for 2012, with continued strength in earnings and a historically low valuation to forward earnings estimates and book value. TheStreet.com compares the company with four U.S. bank holding companies.

  • How a Break-Up of the Euro Zone Could Crush the UK Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 3:03 AM ET
    Big Ben

    A break-up of the single European currency would have severe consequences on the UK economy, with unemployment pushing above 4 million, the pound appreciating sharply and major banks failing, analysts at ING wrote in a market note.