News and insight

Read the latest news from the bank and insight from our senior leaders. For media releases, visit the Media releases page.

Economic insight

  • 21 November 2018

    The new space race

    Satellites could help to connect 350 million people worldwide to the internet in the coming decade, says HSBC’s Davey Jose.

  • 17 October 2018

    Diverging fortunes for world economies

    The outlook for the US is bright but emerging economies face a challenging 2019, says Janet Henry.

  • 28 September 2018

    The world in 2030

    China is to become the world’s largest economy in 2030, according to our long-term projections.

  • 26 September 2018

    The future of cities

    New technologies could make ‘smart cities’ cleaner, more efficient and safer places to live.

  • 30 August 2018

    Farming a fragile planet

    Could technology help farmers around the world anticipate and adapt to climate change?

  • 31 July 2018

    The rise of China’s supercities

    Plans for 19 supercity clusters are the heart of the next phase of the country’s urbanisation.

  • 06 July 2018

    Global economy faces triple shock

    How could US monetary policy, oil prices and trade wars affect the global economy?

  • 02 May 2018

    The future consumer

    Health is a priority for all three of the world’s new consumer groups, says Erwan Rambourg.

  • 05 April 2018

    Could the sweet spot turn sour?

    The global economic recovery is set to continue. But risks remain – including protectionism.

  • 19 March 2018

    The changing face of Southeast Asia

    Demographic shifts and accelerating urbanisation will shape the region’s economic development.

  • 23 February 2018

    The data dilemma

    How much personal information are people willing to share – and how can companies earn trust?

  • 26 January 2018

    China sets a green example

    The Belt and Road Initiative could be a chance to showcase high standards in sustainable design.

  • 23 January 2018

    Re-energising the world

    The move to a post-fossil fuel world needs a major shift in infrastructure, says Stephen King.

  • 08 January 2018

    The global inequality challenge

    Tackling inequality could support long-term economic growth, says Janet Henry.

  • 22 December 2016

    The UAE’s economic transformation

    HSBC’s Abdulfattah Sharaf says the UAE continues to diversify its economy beyond oil and energy.

  • 07 September 2016

    UK needs to up trade game

    It’s time for the UK to boost its services exports to fast-growing economies, says Stuart Gulliver.

  • 11 August 2016

    Southeast Asia’s consumer powerhouse

    The ASEAN region is a potential game-changer for companies that are looking for growth.

  • 05 May 2016

    Europe’s growth platform

    The largest trading bloc in the world continues to attract global businesses.