HSBC said it will buy back a further $2 billion of its shares as the bank reported a 5 per cent rise in half-year profits to $10.2 billion. The payday for shareholders comes after a $1 billion shares buyback in February and $2.5 billion last year as part of the global bank’s drive to prune its sprawling empire and to improve its share price. HSBC’s revenues fell 11 per cent to $26 billion over the six months to the end of June after it sold its Brazilian business.
Prudential may be planning to divest itself of annuities so that it can focus on Asia TIM IRELAND/PAPrudential is about to look for buyers for about £10 billion of its annuities business, which could lead to the sale of the entire £45 billion division and the transfer of thousands of policyholders to a new provider.
Pre-tax profits at Lloyds rose 4 per cent to £2.5 billion in the first half Carl Court/GettyLloyds Banking Group has revealed it is still mired in conduct problems, taking £1.5 billion in charges in the first half of the year. The bank’s bill for payment protection insurance mis-selling now stands at £18.1 billion, including a further £700 million charge in the three months to June 30 and almost £300 million to compensate thousands of mortgage customers mistreated over their arrears.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".