Reuters and HSBC Group have signed a new agreement that will, for the first time, give the bank a global licence to use Reuters data and information across the entirety of its business. The agreement means that Reuters capabilities can now be fully applied to the business needs of HSBC. It also supports HSBC’s ambition to standardise and rationalise its overall data costs and the number of data suppliers it has globally. The deal delivers on Reuters stated aim of extending beyond the desktop to offer a complete business solution for an entire global organization. It will run for the next three years with an option to extend for a further two years.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.