International connectivity

HSBC has enabled its customers to thrive by connecting them to global opportunities for more than 150 years.

Our international network facilitates trade, investment and innovation, creating prosperity and improving people’s quality of life.

Global collaboration will be essential to enable the world to recover from COVID-19, a virus that knows no borders. And it will take a coordinated international effort to transition to a low-carbon future that generates growth while protecting the planet.

Our goal is to play our part in ensuring everyone benefits from an interconnected international economy that is prosperous and resilient, sustainable and inclusive.

Connectivity creates prosperity

The free flow of trade, capital, people and ideas across borders powers economies, lifts people out of poverty and improves living standards.

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Making the USD10 trillion case for trade

A new report co-written by HSBC demonstrates trade’s critical role in the recovery from COVID-19.

China and the West: finding common ground

International cooperation is the key to solving global challenges, says HSBC’s Mark Wang.

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Trade barriers hamper COVID fight

Open trade and investment has a key role to play in tackling coronavirus.

Connectivity will aid recovery

International collaboration can boost economic resilience against the impact of COVID-19 and help build a better world after the recovery.

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Beyond business as usual

Firms are making fundamental changes to how they operate as they plan for the post-pandemic future, says Barry O’Byrne.

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Navigating a crisis and emerging resilient

Companies are making major operational changes in the wake of COVID-19, HSBC research shows.

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Investing in a sustainable recovery

Group Chief Executive Noel Quinn says the aftermath of COVID-19 offers an opportunity to build a more resilient and just economy.

Connectivity must work for everyone

Banks can support businesses and policymakers in ensuring everyone benefits from a prosperous and sustainable global economy.

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Why transition finance is essential

The financial system must step up efforts to help high-carbon industries cut emissions.

Keeping trade moving

Digital solutions may help importers and exporters face up to the challenges created by COVID-19.

A step closer to paperless trade

HSBC has supported a groundbreaking blockchain trade finance deal in China’s Greater Bay Area.

Working and studying internationally

Read perspectives on the benefits and challenges of time spent abroad.

Studying abroad: making it work

An international education can bring many benefits, but many students still miss home.

Switzerland tops poll for living abroad

More than 18,000 people took part in HSBC’s survey on living and working overseas.

A passage from India

How 18 million Indian people living overseas make a difference – at home and abroad.

Achieve your international ambitions

Whether you want to expand your business overseas or are considering taking a job in a new country, HSBC may be able to provide financial services that help you achieve your ambitions. Find out more about the products and services we offer.

Our businesses and customers


The launch of an ESG index in Dubai this year has helped the growth of the sustainable finance market in the Middle East

The Middle East’s path to a sustainable future

Green finance will be key to the region’s low-carbon transition, says HSBC’s Nour Safa.

Waste not, want not

Cutting food waste could help retailers protect the environment – and their reputation.

ESG investing remains key
during COVID-19

A new HSBC survey highlights how sustainable finance is moving into the mainstream of capital markets.