Comments on: HSBC tortoise will outpace Barclays hare http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/08/03/hsbc-tortoise-will-outpace-barclays-hare/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jaime http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/08/03/hsbc-tortoise-will-outpace-barclays-hare/comment-page-1/#comment-5593 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:59:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=2686#comment-5593 You’re view is absolutely correct. Barclays always looks for the quick fix and to the short term. It is a trade off as usual, to keep the shareholders content, especially their new Middle Eastern ones. This “short termism” has long been a misguided vision by Barclays, especially in Banking.

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By: Sergio http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/08/03/hsbc-tortoise-will-outpace-barclays-hare/comment-page-1/#comment-5591 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:25:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=2686#comment-5591 As your site said “The opinions expressed are her own” I honestly believe she would consider more the all scenario and not only said that the “crises” could extend for more time than usual and the banks are gonna loose strength (no way.. this banks are strong and have a responsible policy to look after their own). Out there are more economy’s like BRICS responsible and strong enough to boost the economy absorb the bad credit and sustain the world to going around. All banks have in their hands bad credit (it come from our hands to their hands but it is also another point for discussion). A truly and trick question is why the journalist are so confuse about what their are writing? One day the world is backing on tracks the day after we are close to the end of the world or one step to go in the abysm. Please better evaluation about what you’re gonna to write. Sorry for my English is not my first language.

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By: Joshi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/08/03/hsbc-tortoise-will-outpace-barclays-hare/comment-page-1/#comment-5590 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:28:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=2686#comment-5590 Neither would make the mark if it were not for the cheap money which is being passed along to their customers at a higher rate, together with the curtailed or none existant dividend. And no doubt fixed income would rise with such low cost of funding.

There is no evidence of the wider community benefiting, only closures and layoffs. The authorities need to mark-up these cheap rates for such banks which claim to be independent and with exemplary tier 1 capital ratios.

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