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Book notes: The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC, by Richard Roberts and David Kynaston

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Richard Roberts and David Kynaston, The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC, Profile Books, 784 pages, 2015

This weighty tome co-authored by Richard Roberts and David Kynaston, The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC, was commissioned by the bank to commemorate its 150th anniversary – commemorations that have also involved the issue of a special HK$150 bank note, an elaborate lightshow projected onto its Richard Rodgers-designed Hong Kong headquarters building, and, of course, the threat to qu

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