People News: Baird, HSBC

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Wealth management firm Baird said Glen Clarke has joined its global investment banking business as a managing director in its global consumer team.

Tony Blair courted Chinese leaders for Saudi prince's oil firm

Tony Blair

Tony Blair obtained a “blessing” from Chinese leaders for a company owned by a Saudi prince to do business in China as part of an arrangement that paid the former UK prime minister’s firm £41,000 a month and a 2% commission on any multimillion-pound contracts he helped to secure.