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HSBC announces launch of the HSBC Express in the Pearl River Delta


HSBC has today announced a train sponsorship in the Pearl River Delta, branding half of the trains running between Shenzhen and Guangzhou as the HSBC Express. With the HSBC Express making its inaugural journey today from Guangzhou East Railway Station to Shenzhen Lo Wu Station, the sponsorship signifies HSBC’s long-term commitment to China’s economy.

Stuart Gulliver, HSBC Group Chief Executive, said: “HSBC’s heritage in China extends back over 150 years, to the point when we were founded to finance local and international trade. Today we are increasing our presence in the Pearl River Delta to support its future. Guangdong - and in particular the Pearl River Delta - is at the forefront of China’s transition to a higher value model of economic growth. The region’s growing middle-class, cross-border trade and capital flows present major opportunities for HSBC and for our clients, both here and globally.”

Half of the 22 trains running between Guangzhou East Railway Station and Shenzhen Lo Wu Station are branded as the HSBC Express. It is estimated that close to 30 million passengers each year will board the HSBC Express. Other than external branding of the train carriages, HSBC will also bring passengers travelling on the HSBC Express in-train TV content to help them stay informed and connected during the 72-minute journey.

Connecting two of the largest and busiest metropolises in the Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the HSBC Express reflects HSBC’s commitment in supporting human ambition through connectivity.

HSBC was one of the first foreign banks to establish operations in Guangdong, and the Pearl River Delta is a key strategic priority for the Group.

Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, said: “The economic potential of the Pearl River Delta is significant. As China continues its economic transformation, the Pearl River Delta is once again reinventing itself by moving up the economic ladder to focus on advanced manufacturing, high-tech and service industries. This train sponsorship demonstrates our confidence in the economic prospects of the Pearl River Delta, as well as the whole of China. HSBC has built a strong foundation in the Pearl River Delta to capitalise on the business opportunities arising from the region and to help our customers realise their ambitions.”

To mark the occasion, a launch ceremony was held at Guangzhou East Station on 6 April 2016. Officiating guests included Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive, HSBC; Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; Helen Wong, Chief Executive, Greater China; HSBC; and David Liao, Chief Executive, China, HSBC.

Take your business further

Expand your business in the Pearl River Delta and beyond. At HSBC, we provide tailored solutions to serve your financial management needs. Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, we help you reach into today’s fastest growing markets. With locations in 21cities across Guangdong, we offer products and services to meet the needs of businesses rapidly expanding across the Pearl River Delta and beyond. Enjoy a more efficient business banking experience with improved working capital, mitigated risks and smoother transactions. HSBC retains number one, for the fifth year running, as the best overall provider of offshore RMB products and services in the highly contested Asiamoney poll.

HSBC partners with you

With our long history in China and Hong Kong, we are focused on helping you to realise your ambition to continually expand. Growing strong roots in China while casting your nets wide allows you to reach a robust international market.

At HSBC, we seek to add value to your business in the Pearl River Delta through our extensive global network and connections to the world. We are helping half a million businesses across China to grow every day.

Every business is unique to us and we aim to understand your business needs, providing leverage for a more efficient growth infrastructure that unlocks the full potential of your business.

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