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Leading Questions: Stephen Green


HSBC is the world's second biggest and second most profitable bank, after the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in spite of losing billions on US subprime lending.

BBC Business Editor Robert Peston speaks to Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, about whether the credit crunch will ease following the rescue of the US banks Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


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