Bank suffers third quarter loss
HSBC benefiting from restructuring
But underlying profits were higher as it benefited from restructuring.
Pretax profit was $843 million, against $6.1 billion (£5 billion) in the same period a year ago.
Adjusted pretax profit rose 7% to $5.6 billion, helped by increased revenue from its investment bank.
The bank’s shares rose 2.5% in Hong Kong after releasing the figures.
Justin Urquhart-Stewart of Seven Investment Management said cuts and restructuring of the past few year showed that “surgery is taking place and it’s making some improvements”.