Hsbc in China

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In 1865, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) was founded to meet the demand for local banking facilities in Hong Kong and on the China coast. The increasing and frequent trade was undertaken between Europe, India, and China, which contributes to the extension of the bank. HSBC now is one of the world’s largest banks with extensive international operations. Although the bank rapidly expanded across the globe, HSBC retained a clear focus on China market. In view of these changes of HSBC’s China strategy, it may be instructive to examine how banking environment and police of China changed over the years. Upon China’s accession to the WTO, foreign bank were allowed to enter China’s bank sector. HSBC seized the tremendous opportunity to strengthen its presence in China. This essay will begin by examining the evolution of HSBC’s Strategy in pre-WTO and post-WTO China. Next, It turned to analyse the impetus to these changes of HSBC’ China strategy. In the following part, this essay will introduced the background of HSBC expanding in China’s rural areas and evaluated this strategy from advantages and disadvantages aspects. Having presented the HSBC’s presence and strategy in China, the paper then analyses HSBC’s operating in other emerging markets with the evidence from India and Argentina. Moreover, the data and facts will be provided to evaluate the operation of HSBC during the recent world economic crisis. The further research about the reasons that Asian was identified by HSBC for future opportunities will be presented followed. The final section presents some conclusions and relates those to the operation of international business to provide some advice.
Prior to the WTO accession, China’s market was not open up to foreign competition. In China’s centrally planned economy, the function of the state commercial banks was misplaces as a social function…...

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