HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

Shares in HSBC have fallen after the bank reported a steeper-than-expected fall in annual profits. It reported a $7.1bn (£5.7bn) pre-tax profit for 2016, down 62% on the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. HSBC attributed the fall to a string of one-off charges, including the sale of its operations in Brazil. HSBC said its performance had been “broadly satisfactory” given ...

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President’s Day renamed ‘Not My President’s Day’ by protesters

There were protests in major cities (Picture: Rex) Yesterday was President’s Day in America. Originally in honour of George Washington, it’s usually a time to reflect on the greats of yesteryear. HSBC profits fall by 82% to just £2,000,000,000 But in 2017, it was recast as ‘Not My President’s Day’ for thousands of Americans who marched in the streets against ...

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School photo of Christina Hendricks in full ‘theatre goth’ mode emerges

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Christina Hendricks was obviously into the goth look when she was a kid. Scarlett Moffatt admits she is ‘gutted’ at family’s axe from Gogglebox High school photos of Christina were dug out on The Late Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Mad ...

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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin fires harsh message to Cesc Fabregas and John Terry

John Terry got a rare start against Wolves (Picture: Getty) Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes Antonio Conte should return to fielding his strongest team for the rest of the FA Cup in what could be bad news for squad players like Cesc Fabregas and John Terry. Theo Walcott left red-faced as Arsenal fans slam club for ‘disrespectful’ gesture The Blues fielded a ...

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Laura Robson starts working with former Maria Sharapova hitting partner Didi Kindlmann

Can Kindlmann help Robson return to her previous highest ranking? (Picture: Getty) Laura Robson has started working with a former hitting partner of Maria Sharapova as she searches for a new coach. Theo Walcott left red-faced as Arsenal fans slam club for ‘disrespectful’ gesture The 23-year-old is working with German Dieter ‘Didi’ Kindlmann on a trial basis ahead of her ...

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We used haikus to prove that most men don’t care what you say on Tinder as long as you’re cute

Swipey swipey (Picture: Getty/Metro) I’ve been out of the dating game a long time.  Mulberry and Preen just made it okay to wear your duvet to work In fact, I met my soon to be husband in 2013 when I was 22 and Tinder was in its infancy, so I barely even had time to try online dating. But I’ve ...

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Children's hospital is first to be rated 'outstanding'

A specialist children’s hospital has become the first of its kind to receive a rating of “outstanding” from healthcare inspectors in England. Birmingham Children’s Hospital was criticised eight years ago for having insufficient numbers of beds, operating theatres and trained staff. But now the Care Quality Commission has praised the NHS trust for “working effectively to provide the best care”. ...

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HSBC 2016 profits plunge 62% to £5.7bn amid 'significant and largely unexpected economic and political events'

HSBC’s pre-tax profits plummeted 62 per cent for 2016 due to one-time charges and “uncertainties” caused by “significant and largely unexpected economic and political events”, the bank said on Tuesday Europe’s largest bank saw profit before tax slump to $7.1bn (£5.7bn) from $18.87bn in 2015, falling well short of the $14.4bn analysts had been expecting, according to Thomson Reuters data. ...

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The economy overtakes immigration and terrorism to become Britons' biggest concern

Britons are now more concerned about the economy than they are about terrorism or immigration, a survey showed on Tuesday, another sign that consumers are feeling increasingly worried about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The survey by data and information group Nielsen found that 28 per cent of Britons named the economy as one of their top two ...

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Saudi Arabia considering London for listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia is leaning towards New York as the destination for listing its state-owned oil giant, Saudi Aramco, but London and Toronto are not off the table just yet, according the Wall Street Journal. Officials in the country are also said to still be in talks with stock exchanges in Asia, but are unlikely to decide on doing the initial ...

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