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HSBC corporate clients in 24 markets offered use of facial recognition technology

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Largest lender in Europe and Hong Kong to push facial recognition while Citi focuses on voice, as major players embrace latest fintech

Hong Kong banks must catch up to regional rivals in artificial intelligence race

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Big players in Hong Kong such as such as HSBC, Hang Seng Bank and Standard Chartered are just scratching the surface when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence

Fostering New Fintech Talent

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It may be the era of disruptive technologies, but few industry sectors have experienced an impact as far-reaching as that of fintech on the finance sector. A growing number of leading fintech companies are based in Hong Kong, and the city has positioned itself as Asia’s premier fintech hub for start-ups, accelerators, incubators and investors. It is vital for Hong Kong to develop its own pool of talent to drive the industry forward, and this will open the way for a diverse range of new career opportunities.

HSBC spends US$2.3b on digital platforms, AI and new technology to reach tech savvy customers

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HSBC has spent US$2.3 billion on enhancing its digital capabilities globally. Between 2015 and 2017, the bank created new platforms and partnered with technology companies such as Tencent’s popular messaging application WeChat to serve its clients, Vivek Ramachandran, head of growth and innovation for HSBC global commercial banking, said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.

HSBC ends fixed-rate mortgage in Hong Kong a week after Fed’s rate rise

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The move comes as the number of fixed-rate home loans being approved increases as buyers seek safety from further Fed rate increases

The Fed Hike Could Force Hong Kong to Defend Its Dollar Peg - Bloomberg

2018-03-22 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Hong Kong property firm New World Development joins green financing trend with US$459 million loan

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The money, from a group of banks including HSBC, is the first green loan in the city, which is aiming to turn itself into a regional hub for such financing

Make gender pay gap reports mandatory in Hong Kong

2018-03-19 scmp
The Hong Kong government and HKEX should make gender pay gap reports compulsory as figures published by HSBC and Standard Chartered in the UK show there is an imbalance that needs to be corrected

Why Hong Kong’s banks are targeting growth again after years of cost-cutting

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“We’re now poised for growth,” said Standard Chartered group chief executive Bill Winters during a call with analysts last Tuesday, after the bank announced a rise in profits for 2017.

Hong Kong unveils expansionary budget with push on innovative industries

2018-02-28 themalaymailonline
Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan delivers the annual budget at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong February 28, 2018. — Reuters picHONG KONG, Feb 28 — Hong Kong rolled out tax cuts, relief measures and capital spending in an expansionary budget today, after the city racked up a hefty budget surplus, targeting investments in high-technology industries to help raise its competitiveness.

40,900 new firms set up in Qianhai zone in 2017 but Hong Kong broker tenants still in short supply

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Total number of companies on site up a third to 164,000, including 289 start-ups, half of which hail from Hong Kong

After nearly a decade, Hang Seng Bank is still Hong Kong’s sole blue-chip company with a woman CEO

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Hong Kong lags behind when it comes to embracing gender diversity in top leadership roles at major companies

Hang Seng Bank deploys fintech to simplify mobile banking, mulls use of facial recognition at ATMs

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CEO Louisa Cheang Wai-wan wants to develop new services to attract new generation of tech-savvy consumers

Hang Seng Bank Ltd. ADR 2017 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-02-20 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Hang Seng Bank Ltd. ADR in conjunction with their 2017 Q4 earnings call.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank beats forecasts with 23 per cent profit rise, says to expand fintech

2018-02-20 scmp
Higher interest income and fee income from stockbroking and fund sales as well as lower bad debts contribute to the improved results

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