Insight archive


  • 09 Jul 2020

    A new digital currency for China

    Centrally issued digital currencies could make payments safer and more efficient, explains HSBC’s Paul Mackel.

  • A worker on a construction site at sunset

    07 Jul 2020

    Why investment needs to carry growth

    With trade languishing and consumers more withdrawn, investment must play a bigger role in driving the recovery after COVID-19.

  • An elderly Asian couple hold hands as they walk through a park

    29 Jun 2020

    Asia’s age challenge

    As demographics shift, the insurance industry must adapt to help people plan for the future, says HSBC’s Alistair Chamberlain.

  • 24 Jun 2020

    Investors cautious on emerging market outlook

    Some 47 per cent polled in a new HSBC survey expect emerging market growth to slow over the next 12 months.

  • Chinese businessman going to work with his bicycle and crossing the road

    09 Jun 2020

    COVID-19 accelerates change for Asian consumers

    From online medicine to bicycles, coronavirus is reshaping the way Asia shops.

  • 07 Apr 2020

    China gets back to work

    The Chinese economy is starting to recover from the impact of COVID-19, according to HSBC Global Research.

  • A Chinese woman hits a punching bag in a gym

    05 Mar 2020

    The rise of China’s female consumers

    Young Chinese women are playing an increasingly important role in the world’s consumer markets.

  • 06 Nov 2019

    Sustainability key to Chinese markets

    Embracing sustainable practices could help international businesses thrive in China.

  • 12 Sep 2019

    A step closer to paperless trade

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

  • 01 Apr 2019

    China bonds go mainstream

    More global investors are accessing China’s capital markets, says HSBC’s David Liao.

  • 28 Dec 2018

    China’s Belt and Road evolves

    International businesses are set to benefit as China boosts links with its trading partners.

  • 06 Nov 2018

    Made for China

    Understanding changing consumer tastes is crucial for companies aiming to export to China.

  • 04 Oct 2018

    Avocados and electric cars: China’s global consumers

    Chinese consumers are a key market for exporters around the world, says HSBC’s David Liao.

  • 30 May 2018

    A milestone for China’s markets

    Increased foreign investment could help ambitious Chinese companies innovate and grow.

  • 23 May 2018

    China goes international

    Chinese people are studying, holidaying and working overseas in unprecedented numbers.

  • 11 May 2018

    Connecting China to the world

    HSBC’s 25 China desks provide advice and support to Chinese companies expanding overseas.

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Belt and Road up and running

    China’s plan to improve links with key trading partners is taking shape fast, says Peter Wong.

  • 15 Jan 2018

    China’s magnificent eleven

    China aims to create a world-class metropolis by forging closer links between southern cities.

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