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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 combination of...

  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 the...

  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 Glencore,...

  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 merger...

  4. 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. But...

  5. 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 Xstrata’s...

  6. 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 Glencore,...

  7. 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 shareholders...

  8. 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...

  9. March 9, 2011

    Stars buy chance to set record straight

    Looking for the ultimate address book? Sir David Tang may have the answer. The Hong Kong-born entrepreneur is launching a...

  10. 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 reputation...

  11. 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 reputation...

  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 reputation...

  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 detailed...

  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 detailed...

  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 detailed...

  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 was...

  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 was...

  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 fourth...

  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 fourth...

  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 consumer...

  24. January 9, 2007

    Double act

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

  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 predictably...

  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, the new...

  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 group,...

  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 world....

  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 world....

  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 agreed to...

  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 Bond's...

  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 years...

  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, chairman of...

  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. The...

  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. Some...

  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's choices bear witness to renewed desire for continuity

    Sir John Bond and the board of HSBC gathered at Delhi's Imperial Hotel for a gala dinner last Friday night. In the ballroom...

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