HSBC wonÆt be broken up, says Green

HSBC boss, Stephen Green, answers this and other big questions in Hong Kong.
At an informal gathering of the press in Hong Kong, HSBCÆs group chairman, Stephen Green held an open forum where practically any question could be asked û so long as it didnÆt require him to make a financial forecast ahead of next monthÆs results.

FinanceAsia asked what was previously considered an unthinkable question has HSBC become just too big, and would shareholders benefit if it were broken up With the stock trading largely sideways, a number of research analysts have explored this issue, and Credit Suisse recently put out a major research paper on the subject.

Indeed, as a former management consultant, couldnÆt Green see merit in such a move, provided it unlocked...
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