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    1. June 17, 2016

      HSBC agrees to pay a record $1.6bn to settle Household legal fight

      HSBC has drawn a line under a long legal battle in the US by agreeing to pay a record $1.6bn to resolve a class action...

    2. July 14, 2015

      Former HSBC chairman admits mistakes over acquisitions

      The former HSBC chairman and chief executive Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint has admitted to making mistakes on some of...

    1. March 19, 2015

      Lord Green ‘regrets’ HSBC Swiss tax scandal

      Lord Green, the former HSBC chairman, has spoken publicly for the first time about the tax evasion scandal that...

    2. March 17, 2015

      Church of England accused of asset raid to pay for recruitment

      A £100m recruitment plan for the Church of England has been criticised as a raid on church assets that has not been...

    3. February 16, 2015

      Lord Green’s shame is a setback for purposeful leadership

      I am angry with Stephen Green. I am angry in part because HSBC’s former chairman (now Lord Green) presided over a...

    4. February 16, 2015

      We are all victims now

      We live in the age of victimhood. Wherever you look there is someone with a grievance. The richer and more powerful...

    5. February 14, 2015

      Former HSBC chairman steps down from City lobby group

      Lord Stephen Green has stepped down from his last role in the City of London, after fellow grandees began turning their...

    6. February 13, 2015

      Lord Green always wrestled with God and Mammon

      “Being able to say to the face in the mirror that . . . the area of activity and the role I play in it contributes . ....

    7. February 13, 2015

      City starts to shun Lord Green but Church grateful to him

      The City of London’s elite is beginning to shun Lord Green, the former HSBC chairman who is at the centre of a row over...

    8. February 13, 2015

      Anglican clerics grapple with controversy surrounding Lord Green

      The Conservative party and HSBC are not the only organisations wondering about possible reputational damage from an...

    9. February 10, 2015

      UK business secretary Vince Cable raises concerns on HSBC clean-up

      HSBC’s private bank furore Doubts over HSBC’s claims to have cleaned up its act after alleged collusion with widespread...

    10. February 9, 2015

      HSBC in Swiss tax avoidance storm

      HSBC has admitted that its Swiss private bank may have held accounts for tax-dodging clients, after secret files from...

    11. February 9, 2015

      Timeline: History of HSBC controversies

      HSBC said on Monday that “in the past” its Swiss private bank had some clients “that may not have fully met their...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2015

      Markets Live: Monday, 9th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:04 on 9 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were:...

    13. December 26, 2014

      The story of Germany

      Germany: Memories of a Nation, by Neil MacGregor, Allen Lane RRP£30, 640 pages Reluctant Meister: How Germany’s Past is...

    14. November 5, 2014

      Lord Green urges UK business to strengthen case for EU

      British business needs to be more vocal in making the case for Britain’s membership of the European single market a...

    15. beyondbrics

      August 6, 2014

      China's property woes have further to run - survey

      China’s property market – seen by some as the biggest risk facing the global economy – appears to be weakening across...

    16. July 16, 2014

      China GDP shows progress on rebalancing

      China’s economy grew by 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, topping expectations and suggesting stimulus efforts to...

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2014

      Chinese QE turns American?

      Yeah, we know, it’s semantic. China are already the kings of QE. But bear with us for a bit. The nature of their QE may...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 12, 2014

      Analysts see prospects for China economic support

      A gloomy outlook for key Chinese economic data to be announced on Thursday is prompting analysts to predict that...

    19. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2014

      China: progress in campaign against shadow finance

      Much of the reaction on Monday to the announcement of China’s financing numbers for January has focused on the sharp...

    20. February 12, 2014

      China trade data confuse more than clarify

      China, with frustrating predictability, has served up another February conundrum for the global economy, publishing...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2014

      Where the WMP things are

      Consider this from Standard Chartered’s Stephen Green et al: [Wealth Management Products'] yields tend to move with...

    22. November 17, 2013

      UK trade minister bats for trade facilitation deal in Bali

      Britain’s outgoing trade minister has pleaded for negotiators to resolve their differences and reach a World Trade...

    23. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2013

      Because the results of China's local government debt audit just can't come fast enough

      SIV/ LGFV/ LGIV/ *shrug* Whatever you choose to call the vehicles China’s local governments used to fund infrastructure...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2013

      Japan's lessons for China

      In last week’s post about when does a growth deceleration become a crisis, we looked at the likely inevitability of...

    25. MBA blog

      July 22, 2013

      Inspiration from an entrepreneur

      In late spring we were fortunate to attend the third and final lecture in the Pears Business School Lecture Series. The...

    26. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2013

      By the way, China isn't rebalancing

      Stephen Roach recently wrote for Yale Global Online arguing that yes, rebalancing is happening, but the new leadership...

    27. July 15, 2013

      GSK probe shows the peril of operating in corrupt markets

      Old Asia hands doubt that police action against executives of GlaxoSmithKline in China marks the dawning of a new era...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2013

      About those mid-tier Weapons of Mass Ponzi in China

      First a chart from Fitch’s China shadow banking guru, Charlene Chu: That shows the issuance of Wealth Management...

    29. June 19, 2013

      BT chief Livingston to be trade minister

      BT boss Ian Livingston shocked the City by quitting as chief executive of the UK telecoms group to replace Lord Green...

    30. FT Alphaville

      June 19, 2013

      Mediocrity and the civil service in China

      Some interesting stuff from Stephen Green, Wei Li and Lan Shen at Standard Chartered: Government officials get paid a...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE FT Alphaville is hiring! Do you have a good sense of humour, a thick skin and know...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2013

      That sighing sound you hear from China

      … is strategists everywhere cutting their GDP forecasts. Last week Standard Chartered’s China economist Stephen Green...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2013

      China: manufacturers 'restocking'

      Hunting for signs of cyclical recovery in Chinese manufacturing? Look at inventories, says Standard Chartered Bank. The...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2013

      China: riding the hog cycle

      Could rising food prices come back to haunt China’s leaders once more? A sharp increase in inflation, revealed in...

    35. March 5, 2013

      Investors pour record sums into China

      Capital flows out of China have reversed course dramatically with a record jump in a key gauge of inflows at the start...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2013

      China: Volvo roars in, stocks roar away

      embed1 Another good start to the week in emerging market equities, with Chinese stocks rising sharply following news of...

    37. January 27, 2013

      Chinese industrials set for profit surge

      Profits at Chinese industrial companies are expected to surge in the coming months after a rebound in the fourth...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2013

      China's (not remotely insignificant) rebalancing challenges

      A great new year piece from Standard Chartered’s China economist Stephen Green. The country’s economy, he writes, is...

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