Insight archive

Trade and investment

  • Evening rush-hour traffic in Bangkok, Thailand

    06 Aug 2020

    Emerging Asia’s post-COVID future

    Economies need to think beyond the pandemic to plan for long-term growth and prosperity.

  • A worker inspects a turbine in a power station

    21 Jul 2020

    Navigating a crisis and emerging resilient

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

  • A scientist holds up a piece of medical testing equipment

    28 May 2020

    Trade barriers hamper COVID fight

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

  • 13 May 2020

    Keeping trade moving

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

  • 18 Dec 2019

    ASEAN’s gateway to global trade

    Southeast Asia stands to gain from its increasing ties with other economies worldwide.

  • 06 Nov 2019

    Sustainability key to Chinese markets

    Embracing sustainable practices could help international businesses thrive in China.

  • 05 Nov 2019

    Firms confident despite trade tensions

    Most companies are optimistic about their prospects for trade, an HSBC survey finds.

  • 04 Oct 2019

    Opportunities in a changing world

    Focusing on customers can help businesses succeed in uncertain times, says HSBC’s Noel Quinn.

  • 12 Sep 2019

    A step closer to paperless trade

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

  • 26 Jun 2019

    Firms invest in people

    Most businesses plan to boost investment over the next two years, according to HSBC research.

  • 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.

  • 18 Dec 2018

    Southeast Asia’s rising wealth

    Countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam could be increasingly important markets for exporters.

  • 05 Dec 2018

    Businesses seek green gains

    Businesses can benefit financially by encouraging their suppliers to be more sustainable.

  • 06 Nov 2018

    Made for China

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

  • 01 Nov 2018

    Businesses adapt to trade tensions

    Companies are upbeat about the future despite rising protectionism, an HSBC survey finds.

  • 19 Oct 2018

    EU and Singapore boost trade ties

    A new free trade deal, which eliminates almost all tariffs on traded goods, offers significant opportunities for business, says HSBC’s Natalie Blyth.

  • 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.

Did you find this page useful?

Why didn't you find this page useful?

Thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback.