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    1. November 23, 2012

      Glencore and Xstrata pass key hurdles

      The biggest deal of the year took two major strides towards completion, as Glencore and Xstrata won approval from their...

    2. November 20, 2012

      Glencore / Xstrata – almost done

      The voting screens in the Theater-Casino in Zug, Switzerland, had barely cooled down and the freshly approved...

    1. October 25, 2012

      Xstrata sets date for vote on merger

      Xstrata has set a date for its shareholders to vote on the miner’s $70bn merger with commodities trader Glencore, as...

    2. October 21, 2012

      Xstrata ‘unfairly disparaged’, says chief

      The board of Xstrata has been “unfairly disparaged” over its handling of the $70bn merger with commodities trader...

    3. October 1, 2012

      Glencore/Xstrata: Two’s company

      The decapitation of Xstrata by would-be purchaser Glencore has entered a new phase with the publication of revised...

    4. September 10, 2012

      Ivan leaves Xstrata’s Mick isolated

      Tony Blair mediated at a meeting that resulted in commodities trader Glencore offering more for control of miner...

    5. September 8, 2012

      Xstrata’s board to scrutinise new terms

      Xstrata’s board in February recommended that shareholders accept Glencore’s offer of 2.8 shares for each of the miner....

    6. September 7, 2012

      Glencore chief makes offer with a twist

      “Overnight developments” was the euphemism used to describe events leading up to the adjournment of Glencore and...

    7. June 27, 2012

      Xstrata bows to pressure over payouts

      Xstrata has bowed to investor pressure over its plans to pay £173m to retain senior management in its merger with...

    8. June 1, 2012

      Xstrata moves to stall investor rebellion

      Sir John Bond, the chairman of Xstrata, and David Rough, the miner’s senior independent director, will meet...

    9. February 5, 2012

      Glencore to pay premium for Xstrata deal

      Glencore is set to pay a larger premium than expected to seal its long-coveted merger with Xstrata, a move designed to...

    10. March 3, 2009

      HSBC head speaks of regret over Household

      HSBC yesterday expressed regret that it had ever bought the US consumer lending business, Household. "HSBC has a...

    11. March 3, 2009

      Risky US purchase leaves deep scars

      HSBC yesterday expressed regret that it had ever bought the US consumer lending business, Household. "HSBC has a...

    12. March 2, 2009

      Risky US purchase rued in hindsight

      HSBC on Monday expressed regret that it had ever bought the US consumer lending business, Household. “HSBC has a...

    13. October 22, 2008

      Ford has little room for manoeuvre

      While the US car industry was contemplating a possible merger of lossmaking General Motors and Chrysler this week,...

    14. March 4, 2008

      HSBC counts the cost of its subprime foray

      Just over three years ago Sir John Bond, then chairman of HSBC, presented the bank's board of directors with a...

    15. March 4, 2008

      HSBC counts the cost of its subprime foray

      Just over three years ago, Sir John Bond, then chairman of HSBC, presented the bank's board of directors with a...

    16. March 3, 2008

      HSBC counts the cost of its subprime foray

      Just over three years ago, Sir John Bond, then chairman of HSBC, presented the bank’s board of directors with a...

    17. November 24, 2007

      Charges probe will hit banks' profits, says HSBC

      The chairman of HSBC, Stephen Green, yesterday warned of a profits squeeze in the UK banking industry as a result of...

    18. November 23, 2007

      Charges probe will hit profits, says HSBC

      The chairman of HSBC, Stephen Green, on Friday warned of a profits squeeze in the UK banking industry as a result of...

    19. August 21, 2007

      HSBC's Korean adventure keeps everyone vigilant

      When HSBC lost out to Standard Chartered in the bidding for Korea First Bank late in 2004, the widespread assumption...

    20. August 20, 2007

      HSBC appears to be changing strategy

      When HSBC lost out to Standard Chartered in the bidding for Korea First Bank late in 2004, the widespread assumption...

    21. May 21, 2007

      In the spotlight: Michael Geoghegan - A year of living dangerously

      This Friday, Michael Geoghegan, chief executive of HSBC, will face investors at the annual meeting of the world's...

    22. May 20, 2007

      In the Spotlight: Michael Geoghegan - A year of living dangerously

      This Friday, Michael Geoghegan, chief executive of HSBC, will face investors at the annual meeting of the world’s...

    23. February 8, 2007

      HSBC pays dearly for essential skills gap

      HSBC’s first profit warning in its modern history has its roots in the botched integration of Household, the US...

    24. January 9, 2007

      Double act

      Stephen Green is a gentleman; so his description of governance changes at HSBC as evolution, not revolution, is...

    25. January 9, 2007

      Onstage at HSBC

      Stephen Green is a gentleman, so his description of governance changes at HSBC as evolution, not revolution, is...

    26. January 7, 2007

      HSBC unveils ‘double act’ at helm

      Stephen Green, HSBC chairman, plans to run the world’s fourth-largest bank as a “double act” with Michael Geoghegan,...

    27. November 22, 2006

      John Bond, barbarian

      Sir John Bond's appointment as a senior adviser to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, perhaps the world's best-known buy-out...

    28. August 1, 2006

      Continuity with a new emphasis for HSBC

      Michael Geoghegan will set off on a whistlestop tour next month to introduce himself to HSBC's workforce around the...

    29. July 31, 2006

      Geoghegan’s vision from ‘the foothills’

      Michael Geoghegan will set off on a whistlestop tour next month to introduce himself to HSBC’s workforce around the...

    30. July 21, 2006

      HSBC buys Panama bank in $1.8bn deal

      HSBC on Friday launched its first significant acquisition in almost three years as the world’s third-largest bank...

    31. May 26, 2006

      Sir John bows out to applause and a grilling

      Sir John Bond bowed out of HSBC to a standing ovation from shareholders on Friday when he presided over his last annual...

    32. May 24, 2006

      Each in his own way

      Another Foster landmark, the HSBC building in Hong Kong, was the setting yesterday for departing chairman Sir John...

    33. May 23, 2006

      Observer - Asia

      Hong Kong investors on Tuesday had their last chance to quiz Sir John Bond before his retirement from HSBC after 45...

    34. May 4, 2006

      Clarification: Sir John Bond

      * An article in the FT on April 20 quoted data from Independent Remuneration Solutions suggesting Sir John Bond,...

    35. March 6, 2006

      Companies diary: ITV to give insight on its plans

      MONDAY *HSBC is today expected to report pre-tax profit of $20.7bn (£11.8) for 2005 compared with $18.9bn last time....

    36. February 3, 2006

      Investor scrutiny at HSBC

      Shareholders in HSBC are planning to meet the bank next month to discuss management succession and board composition....

    37. January 6, 2006

      Kirkham rules out TNS post

      Mike Kirkham yesterday ruled himself out for the chairman's position at Taylor Nelson Sofres because of shareholder...

    38. November 29, 2005

      HSBC knows best

      Is it time for a sharp intake of breath and shaking of heads among the guardians of good corporate governance? You...

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