Category Archives: Finance

26Mar/15

H&M braces for dollar headwinds

(BVO) – Sales at Sweden’s H&M continue to soar.

The budget fashion retailer beat expectations in the first-quarter delivering pre-tax profits of $551 million dollars.

Sales in local currencies rose 15 percent.

But a strong dollar is causing problems – pushing up costs for the world’s second largest fashion retailer and others.
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26Mar/15

London launches Europe’s first yuan money market fund

China Central Television (CCTV) – The London Stock Exchange on Wednesday launched a yuan-denominated money market fund, allowing investors direct access to the Chinese interbank lending market.
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23Feb/15

How many times can HSBC say sorry?

(BVO) – Can it get any worse for HSBC? On this evidence probably not.

Europe’s biggest bank reporting a 17 percent drop in annual profit as a tax evasion scandal at its private banking business in Switzerland continues to deepen.
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10Feb/15

Somalian lifeline cut off by suspension of remittance services

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China Central Television (CCTV)

Most of the major U.S. banks have ended remittance services to Somalis after new regulations were passed to stop money from getting into the hands of terrorists such as Somalia’s Al Shabaab. However, funds sent back home to Somalia are crucial for many families and businesses in a country that lacks a proper financial system from years of fighting.
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