Drug Cartels And Opium Wars: How HSBC Hid Dirty Money In Hong Kong | Economic History Documentary

If HSBC were a country, it would be the fifth world economic power. Founded during the golden age of the Opium trade to enable the British Empire to access the Chinese market, it has created a unique network to move dirty money around the world. From tax evasion to money laundering for the mafia and manipulation of currency, “this bank had done everything bad that a bank can possibly do.” As a result, HSBC nearly lost its license to operate in the US in 2012 for laundering the money of Mexican and Columbian drug cartels.

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