Business HSBC warns of restructuring pain ahead as outlook darkens Updated : October 29, 2019 06:24 AM IST HSBC reported pre-tax profit of $4.8 billion for the third quarter on Monday, compared with the $5.3 billion average of analysts' forecasts. The near- to medium-term outlook for HSBC, and rival Standard Chartered PLC has also been clouded by anti-government protests in Hong Kong, their single biggest profit centre. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.