SPECIAL NOTE: What does HSBC stands for? Here is an introduction from Wikipedia: “HSBC Holdings plc is a British multinational banking and financial services holding company, tracing its origin to a hong in Hong Kong. It is the world’s seventh-largest bank by total assets and the largest in Europe, with total assets of US$2.374 trillion (as of December 2016). It was established in its present form in London in 1991 by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation to act as a new group holding company. The origins of the bank lie mainly in Hong Kong and to a lesser extent in Shanghai, where branches were first opened in 1865. The HSBC name is derived from the initials of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The company was first formally incorporated in 1866. The company continues to see both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong as its “home markets”
HSBC has around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America, and around 38 million customers. As of 2014, it was the world’s sixth-largest public company, according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine.“
HSBC: China to be world’s biggest economy by 2030
By Zhu Lingqing | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-26
The study also forecasts that China will remain the biggest contributor to global economic growth over the next decade.
It predicts China’s GDP will increase from $14.1 trillion today to $26 trillion in 2030, while the GDP of the US will grow slowly from $20.4 trillion to $25.2 trillion.
The forecast stands in sharp contrast to the claim made by US President Donald Trump last month that China was no longer on track to surpass the US in a very short period of time. However HSBC’s prediction is backed by another made by the International Monetary Fund in July, which also said China could become the world’s largest economy by 2030.
The HSBC study also said emerging markets are expected to contribute to 70 percent of global expansion by 2030.