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HSBC's core capital ratio leaps to 13.9%

This boosts the outlook for dividend payments; but Q3 pretax profit falls 86% on sale of Brazil unit

Hong Kong

HSBC Holdings on Monday posted a sharp jump in its core capital ratio to 13.9 per cent at the end of the third quarter, even as reported pretax profit dropped sharply, bolstering the outlook for near-term dividend payments.

The surge in capital ratio boosted the Hong Kong...

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