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Food for the future

Food for the future

2 September 2014

The world’s population is forecast to rise to 9.6 billion by 2050. One of the biggest challenges is to provide enough food.…

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China share link opens more gates

16 September 2014

The new Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme is a way into China’s equity…

Lion city must work on its roar

Lion city must work on its roar

11 September 2014

After a five-decade economic sprint, Singapore has evolved into a prosperous and…

International education

International education

10 September 2014

Australia is the most expensive destination for overseas students, according to research from…

Europe’s swelling workforce

Europe’s swelling workforce

4 September 2014

Contrary to popular belief, Europe’s working population is likely to grow more quickly in…

China policy easing

China policy easing

4 September 2014

China’s economic growth is losing momentum. The past few rounds of mini-stimulus…

Water Programme update

Water Programme update

2 September 2014

The HSBC Water Programme has helped to transform hundreds of thousands of lives…

Emerging markets PMI

China PMI slows

Conditions in the Chinese manufacturing sector slowed, according to the HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index™. The index fell to 50.2 in August, down from an 18-month high of 51.7 in July.





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Renminbi timeline

10 July 2014

China’s economic growth and liberalisation are leading to increasing international use of its currency, the renminbi. We chart some of the recent milestones.

RMB: moving forward

12 May 2014

The RMB is used by one fifth of the world’s population. Outside of China it remains little known, compared with the US dollar or euro. Helen Wong, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC China, explains why that is changing fast.

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