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Posted by MaxMarioni on 9 October 2016, 6:15 PM

Brexit Winners and Losers: HSBC and Lloyds

In a week when Pound Sterling touched a 30-year low and by Friday close had fallen by almost 1.5 percent to $1.2434, stock investments provided the only positive notes in a dismal week for the UK's economy. More precisely, the UK stocks have to be divided in two different camps of winners and losers. On the whole, the FTSE 100 index climbed close to a record high on Tuesday, and shares also gained on Friday as stocks recovered from the flash crash. The winners were mainly companies that get a share of their revenues from outside Britain who rallied, carrying the rest of the market and covering for the losses of the losers. Companies operating in some market sectors did better than others: the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining Index, for example, had its best weekly performance since spring. (Read more)

Posted by MaxMarioni on 9 October 2016, 6:14 PM

Brexit Winners and Losers: HSBC and Lloyds

In a week when Pound Sterling touched a 30-year low and by Friday close had fallen by almost 1.5 percent to $1.2434, stock investments provided the only positive notes in a dismal week for the UK's economy. More precisely, the UK stocks have to be divided in two different camps of winners and losers. On the whole, the FTSE 100 index climbed close to a record high on Tuesday, and shares also gained on Friday as stocks recovered from the flash crash. The winners were mainly companies that get a share of their revenues from outside Britain who rallied, carrying the rest of the market and covering for the losses of the losers. Companies operating in some market sectors did better than others: the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining Index, for example, had its best weekly performance since spring. (Read more)

Posted by MaxMarioni on 14 March 2016, 7:41 AM

Not Going Home: HSBC and its Pivot to Asia

Investors were expecting more, in the week after the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation – HSBC - made its final decision known regarding whether to stay in the UK or return to Hong Kong, the city where it was based until 1990. The announcement that it would continue to have its legal headquarters in the UK, with the regulatory and fiscal repercussions this would entail, was saluted by the markets, which didn't make them less inclined to forgive what have been widely interpreted to be disappointing earnings. (Read more)

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