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HSBC Group Chief: Hong Kong Best Base for Banks
Company’s Group President Douglas Flint to Speak at AFF 2012

   Douglas Flint

12 January 2012 – Hong Kong is a "relevant choice" as a regional and global headquarters for any company, including banks, according to HSBC Group Chairman Douglas Flint. 

Speaking ahead of next week’s Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, Mr Flint says the city represents "by far the most important operation" for banks in terms of profitability and as a hub for the region and the Chinese mainland.

Mr Flint will speak at the 16-17 January Asian Financial Forum (AFF), organised by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The fifth forum will take place under the theme “Asia: Driving Sustainable Growth.” Participants will address growth opportunities and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, and the mainland in particular. The main programme will focus on such issues as global investment prospects, China opportunities, Japan’s reconstruction and green growth initiatives.

Watch the HKTDC video here: http://goo.gl/UXp42 
To view a full transcript of Mr Flint’s interview with the HKTDC

Forum Website: http://www.asianfinancialforum.com/

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A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com 

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