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HSBC oversold risks of $35 bln Asia spin-off, investor Ping An thinks - source

* Investor Ping An sees spinoff unlocking up to $35 bln-source * HSBC has said Asia unit separation fraught with risks, costs * Fresh rebuttal shows bank-investor spat to continue By Selena Li, Lawrence White and Anshuman Daga HONG KONG/LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - HSBC HSBA.L overstated the risks of spinning off its Asia unit when it rebuffed such a proposal by shareholder Ping An Insurance Group, a source familiar with the Chinese insurer's thinking said, adding the move could unlock up to $35 b
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Higher interest rates a 'bright spot' for Europe's banks

* Banks from Spain to Britain get a lift * Follows years of ultra-low interest rates * Germany's Commerzbank benefiting from higher rates By Tom Sims, Jesús Aguado and Lawrence White FRANKFURT/MADRID/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - European banks are hoping the boost to their businesses from higher interest rates will be long-lasting as they navigate the economic fallout of war, soaring inflation, and a looming energy crisis.
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British Business - August 3

Aug 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - House prices continued to rise in July, but growth is slowing as increasing mortgage costs take a toll on demand, as the average price of a home was 11% higher last month than it was a year earlier at 271,209 pounds($329,735.90).
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HSBC hard sells growth plan to disgruntled investors after rebuffing breakup

* HSBC bosses urge growth, not breakup of bank * Bank faces small protests at Hong Kong meeting * Analysts say breakup unlikely for now By Selena Li and Anshuman Daga HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - HSBC HSBA.L executives on Tuesday defended the lender's strategy to operate as a global bank and promised better returns to disgruntled individual shareholders in Hong Kong, a day after rebuffing a break-up plan by its top investor.
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British Business - Aug. 2

Aug 2 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - Pearson PSON.L enters into blockchain with plans to apply digital tokens to its online textbooks, as the publisher's chief executive Andy Bird said he was exploring ways of using new technology to drive the company forward, away from its traditional business model of selling printed books.
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HSBC gears up to meet Hong Kong investors after pushing back break-up call

By Selena Li and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Bosses of HSBC 0005.HK will meet retail investors on Tuesday in Hong Kong, the biggest market for Europe's largest lender, as they seek to convince shareholders that their strategy to operate as a global bank is vital to boosting growth. The London-headquartered group is under pressure from its largest shareholder, Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd 601318.SS , to explore options including spinning off its mainstay Asia business to
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Take Five: Time to be forceful?

(Reuters) - Britain and Australia may opt for 50 basis-point rate hikes in coming days, given the high risk that markets will punish any central bank that hesitates to crack down on multi-decade high inflation. But policymakers must also contend with cooling economies, with U.S. post-COVID job creation possibly topping out and a gas supply crunch potentially throwing Europe into recession.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 1

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Monday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.16%. * JD SPORTS: Britain's largest sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion JD.L will sell Footasylum to German asset management firm Aurelius Group for an enterprise value of about 45 million euros ($46 million). * PEARSON: Education group Pearson PSON.L reiterated its full-year profit outlook and said its new integrated structure under boss Andy Bird was helping to save costs and grow the
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Gold investors face bind over bars from tarnished Russia

(Clarifies that the FCA oversees banks trading financial products or instruments in the London gold market) By Peter Hobson LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Some investors want Russian gold off their books but it's not that easy to remove. A de facto ban on Russian bullion minted after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine -- instigated by the London market in early March -- does not apply to hundreds of tonnes of gold that has been sitting in commercial vaults since before the conflict started.
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HSBC earnings beat expectations, increases key profitability goal

By Anshuman Daga and Lawrence White SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) - HSBC reported a 15% dip in first-half profit as credit loss provisions rose, but the fall was not as bad as feared and Europe's biggest bank lifted its returns guidance in the belief that rising interest rates will boost revenue. In a sign of growing confidence in its ability to improve profitability despite the global economic uncertainty, HSBC raised its near-term return on tangible equity goal to at least 12% from 2023 onwards.
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HSBC pretax profit falls 15% in first-half

SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA.L reported a 15% drop in first-half profit as expected credit losses more than offset the impact from rising net interest income at Europe's biggest bank. The London-headquartered lender reported on Monday a pretax profit of $9.2 billion for the six months ending June 30, down from $10.84 billion a year ago.
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British Business - Aug 1

Aug 1 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - BP BP.L is to invest up to 50 million pounds ($60.81 million) in a new global battery research and development centre in Britain. Link - HSBC HSBA.L is facing calls to appoint its largest shareholder, the Chinese insurer Ping An, to its board ahead of a hostile meeting with investors in Hong Kong this week.
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Take Five: Time to be forceful?

(Reuters) - Britain and Australia may opt for 50 basis-point rate hikes in coming days, given the high risk that markets will punish any central bank that hesitates to crack down on multi-decade high inflation. But policymakers must also contend with cooling economies, with U.S. post-COVID job creation possibly topping out and a gas supply crunch potentially throwing Europe into recession.
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StanChart cheers investors with $500 mln share buyback, 19% profit jump

* H1 pre-tax profit of 2.8 bln, beats market estimates * Bank increases payouts to shareholders * Early stages of post-pandemic recovery in key markets -CEO * Hong Kong performance to improve in second half -CEO * Shares rise a quarter this year, outperform sector (Recasts with new comments from CEO and analyst quotes) By Anshuman Daga and Lawrence White SINGAPORE/LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered's STAN.L first-half pre-tax profit rose 19% and beat market expectations, as the emerg
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StanChart announces $500 mln share buyback as first-half profit climbs 19%

SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered STAN.L on Friday reported first-half pre-tax profit rose 19%, in line with market expectations, as the emerging markets-focused lender benefited from rising interest rates. Statutory pretax profit for the lender, which earns most of its revenue in Asia, increased to $2.8 billion in the first half of the year from $2.35 billion in the same period a year earlier.
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HSBC to leave best lending rate in Hong Kong unchanged at 5%

HONG KONG, July 28 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings 0005.HK HSBA.L said on Thursday it would leave its best lending rate in Hong Kong unchanged at 5%, despite a rise in the base rate of the city's central bank, charged through its overnight discount window. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) raised the rate by 75 basis points to 2.75%, hours after the U.S.
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Russian central bank has not received HSBC, Expobank deal requests - Nabiullina

July 22 (Reuters) - Russia's central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina told a briefing on Friday that the bank had not received requests from HSBC HSBA.L and Expobank to approve a possible deal. Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 22

July 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Friday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.1%. * JD SPORTS: Britain's largest sportswear retailer, JD Sports Fashion JD.L , said it expects annual profit to be in line with expectations on strong demand for its sportswear. * BEAZLEY: Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley BEZG.L reported first half profits plunged due to investment losses, but upped its full-year profitability guidance on an increase in cyber risk premiums.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 22

July 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Friday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.3%. * HSBC: HSBC HSBA.L has agreed to sell its Russia business to Expobank, signing a deal shortly before Moscow said it would move to block the sale of foreign banks' Russian businesses in retaliation for restrictions imposed on its own lenders.
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British Business - July 22

July 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - The European Central Bank has raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade with a rise of 50 basis points to 0%. Link - EDF EDF.PA is seeking to amend the controversial subsidy contract for its 26 billion pounds ($31.17 billion) Hinkley Point C nuclear plant so that it will not b
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