Dow Jones Newswires: HSBC profit more than doubled, boosted by higher interest rates

by | Feb 21, 2023 | Stock Market

HSBC Holdings PLC’ fourth-quarter net profit more than doubled compared with the same period a year earlier, as higher interest rates boosted its top-line growth while better cost efficiency further supported profitability. Net profit surged to $4.62 billion, sharply higher from the $1.79 billion profit in the same period a year earlier, the Asia-focused lender

said Tuesday.

Operating income rose 24% to $14.875 billion, mainly driven by higher net interest income as global central banks tightened monetary policies throughout 2022 which led to sharply higher policy interest rates in the past quarter . The bank maintained its target of achieving a return on average tangible equity of at least 12% for 2023 onwards. It also guided for at least $36 billion in net interest income for the new year. Write to Yifan Wang at

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