HSBC chairman to become British trade minister: statement

7th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

HSBC chairman Stephen Green is quitting the bank to become a trade minister in Britain's coalition government, Downing Street announced on Tuesday.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I am delighted to appoint Stephen to this vital role", while HSBC added in a statement that Green would step down before the end of the year.

© 2010 AFP

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