The Lion Wakes

The Lion Wakes

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The Lion Wakes tells the modern story of HSBC, starting in the late 1970s, when the bank first broke out of the Asia-Pacific region with its purchase of Marine Midland Bank in the US. It follows HSBC's battle to purchase Midland Bank in1992, the subsequent move of head office from Hong Kong to London, and the string of acquisitions that brought the bank to its pre-eminent place in global finance today. Acclaimed historians Richard Roberts and David Kynaston chronicle the bank's struggles as well as its successes: the last part of the book deals with the ill-fated move into consumer finance in the US, as well as the financial crisis of 2008 and its effect on HSBC. Impeccably researched and generously illustrated from the HSBC archives, this is a valuable addition to global financial history.... 145, 146 Bonda#39;s analysis of problems and losses (1991) 145a€“8 turn round of business (1991a€“2) 146a€“51, 156, 207, 263, 325, 326 plans to expand (1990s) 210 , 326a€“7, 331 failing joint ventures (1990s) 327 and acquisition of Republic (1999) 331a€“9, 340 assets 54, 55, 67, 139 (Fig.) ... 388, 395, 401, 626, 654 see also collective management; geographical v functional management debate Mauritius 310, 320 acquisition proposals in (1997) 237 Mauritius office 304 Mazda 131 Meares, anbsp;...

Title:The Lion Wakes
Author:David Kynaston, Richard Roberts
Publisher:Profile Books - 2015-03-05


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