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What low oil prices mean

What low oil prices mean

19 February 2015

The oil price slump and the more dovish outlook for US interest rates have dramatically…

HSBC marks Mardi Gras

HSBC marks Mardi Gras

19 February 2015

HSBC Australia has decorated branches in Sydney with banners and rainbow flags to…

QE has had its day

10 February 2015

Quantitative easing prevented a financial crisis becoming a Great Depression. The European…

India’s opportunity

India’s opportunity

10 February 2015

The need for greater investment and continuing economic reform in India…

Can India match up?

3 February 2015

As China matures, double-digit growth seems even less likely to return. Where, then, is the…

China’s markets open further

29 January 2015

The recent link-up between the stock exchanges of Shanghai and Hong Kong…

Emerging markets PMI

China Flash PMI up

Operating conditions in the Chinese manufacturing sector are at their best for four months, according to the HSBC Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index™. The Flash reading was 50.1 for February, up from 49.7 in January and the highest it has been since October 2014. The final PMI data will be released on 2 March.

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China and the renminbi

Growing links with Guangdong

Growing links with Guangdong

23 January 2015

The key to long-term growth in Guangdong, China’s most populous province, could lie…

Asia slows down

Asia slows down

13 January 2015

Measured against the West or other emerging markets, Asian growth looks stellar. But…

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Renminbi timeline

2 January 2015

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

RMB: moving forward

12 May 2014

The renminbi 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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