HSBC Holdings Plc backs Hong Kong-based tech startup Serai

Serai aims to be the LinkedIn for global trade which links manufacturers to component suppliers. In a significant development, HSBC Holdings Plc is backing the launch of Serai, a Hong Kong-based technology startup that aims to “connect small-and-medium-sized manufacturers with component suppliers in different parts of the world as part of its trade banking push”.…

Britain’s Marks & Spencer gains online food delivery service market through JV with Ocado

Marks & Spencer has entered into a joint venture with online supermarket pioneer Ocado and has thus forayed into the online full delivery service market. On Wednesday, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has agreed to form a joint venture with Ocado, an online supermarket pioneer. The development assumes significance since it would provide M&S…

HSBC settled forex trades worth $250 billion in 2018

The development marks Blockchain’s technology’s growing traction in the financial industry. In a development that marks Blockchain’s growing traction in the asset management industry, HSBC stated it had settled forex trades worth $250 billion (£194.15 billion) using blockchain in 2018. The development assumes significance since until now this sector had hesitations on embracing blockchain technology.…

Bank of America completes its shifting from London to Dublin

With Dublin as its new European headquarters, Bank of America will operate through its branches in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich. On Monday, Bank of America stated, having received the necessary court and regulatory approvals, it has completed the shifting of its market and banking operation from London to Dublin. The…