A pedestrian passes a branch of HSBC bank in London, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Buoyant trading in Asia helped HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank by market value, report a 28 percent increase in ... more 
A pedestrian passes a branch of HSBC bank in London, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Buoyant trading in Asia helped HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank by market value, report a 28 percent increase in full-year profit Monday, a marked contrast to the performance of other big British banks. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kirsty Wigglesworth
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 11:17 AM EST