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HSBC says net profit plunged 96% in 2Q as pandemic took hold

 

Last updated 8/3/2020 at 9:45am



LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, said Monday that its net profit plummeted 96% in the second quarter of this year as lower interest rates combined with the downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic tool hold.

The bank's net profit was $192 million in the April-June quarter, down from $4.37 billion reported in the same period a year earlier.

Net profit in the first quarter of the year was $1.79 billion.

London-based HSBC has most of its business in Asia, where the pandemic began, first emerging in central China.

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