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BREAKINGVIEWS-HSBC breakup will turbocharge CEO’s Asian pivot

Wed 30th December, 2020 12:51am
(The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists.  The
opinions expressed are their own.)
    By Liam Proud and Jennifer Hughes
    LONDON/HONG KONG, Dec 30 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Noel
Quinn's plan to cut costs and shift assets away from America and
Europe has failed to boost the bank’s shares. In 2021 he’ll have
to opt for more radical moves, like selling the U.S. retail
network and spinning off HSBC’s $15 bln UK arm. A higher
valuation should follow.
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    - HSBC is considering a complete exit from retail banking in
the United States, the Financial Times reported on Nov. 28. 
    - Chief Executive Noel Quinn said on the group’s
third-quarter earnings call on Oct. 27 that he would provide an
update on plans for the U.S. business alongside full-year
results, scheduled for Feb. 23.
    - For previous columns by the author, Reuters customers can
click on  PROUD/  and  HUGHES/ 
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 (Editing by Peter Thal Larsen and Amanda Gomez)
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