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I have also found lately that on the rare occasions I have met someone new, some sort of muscle-memory has made me shoot out my hand for a shake, after which I make a flustered apology and create general embarrassment for all.  Photograph: iStock

Mark Read is the chief executive of WPP, a global advertising powerhouse, and now that he is back seeing clients in an increasingly vaccinated busines(...)

Global Shares chief executive Tim Houstoun said the investment was good news for clients, partners, shareholders and staff.

Motive Partners, a US private equity company backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), has taken a 40 per cent stake in Irish fintech st(...)

HSBC said pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year fell to $5 billion, down from $6.1 billion a year ago. Photograph: Getty Images

HSBC Holdings on Thursday reported better than expected first-quarter profits and capital position, boosting the lender’s share price in Hong Kong as (...)

The wheel of the new Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept vehicle. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The week in numbers: Drones and dronies 103 Number of “mini-drones” in a “swarm” launched from a fighter jet during a test in California by none oth(...)

HSBC chairman Douglas Flint gives evidence to the Commons treasury committee on the impact of Brexit. Photograph: PA Wire

London financial bosses entered 2017 with renewed warnings about the potential impact of Brexit, with HSBC chairman Douglas Flint warning that if the (...)

Baroness Shriti Vadera: may be seen as a catch for a bigger bank. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

HSBC is apparently getting close to identifying the chairman it wants as a replacement for Douglas Flint, who plans to retire in 2017. Might it become(...)

Former London Stock Exchange boss Dame Clara Furse is the new chairman of HSBC UK

Pre-tax profits at HSBC fell 86 per cent in the third quarter as it stomached a hefty hit from the disposal of its Brazilian business. The banking g(...)

HSBC is contending with slowing economic growth in China and the prospect of a recession in the UK. Photograph: Bloomberg

HSBC Holdings said profit fell 45 per cent in the second quarter, missing analysts’ forecasts. Pretax profit fell to $3.61 billion (€3.22 billion) f(...)

Regulators are looking more closely at whether technology companies that provide financial services like Apple, with its Apple Pay product,  should be supervised more heavily like bank. (Photograph: NICOLAS MAETERLINCK /AFP/Getty Images

Regulators are looking more closely at whether technology companies that provide financial services should be supervised more heavily like banks, the(...)

 Tony Hayward: “I’m 58 years old and I want a slightly less full-on life.” Photograph: Reuters

Five years after being forced out of BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Tony Hayward is still causing controversy – and he still wants (...)

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