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Hong Kong presents intractable dilemma for HSBC

With the bank’s most profitable region in the eye of a geopolitical storm, is the shares’ low risk premium about to disappear?
Hong Kong presents intractable dilemma for HSBC

When the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank was founded in 1865, a financial bridge for the growing trade between Asia and Europe was built. Since then, the bank we now know as HSBC (HSBA) has retained its role as a global lender, in large part thanks to the special status afforded to the former British colony in which it was incorporated.

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