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  1. August 21, 2014

    Strategies shift as regulators renew scrutiny of bank compliance

    In an episode of hit television series Homeland, US intelligence agents track the finances of Iranian terrorists to a...

  2. August 19, 2014

    StanChart’s latest stumble stokes concerns it is accident prone

    Standard Chartered was quick to play down the impact of Tuesday’s settlement with New York’s Department of Financial...

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    The time for talk is over: Europe’s politicians need to act fast in order to solve the...
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  1. August 18, 2014

    StanChart faces fresh $300m US settlement

    Standard Chartered is in talks to pay up to $300m to New York’s top banking regulator to settle allegations it failed to...

  2. August 7, 2014

    StanChart’s Jaspal Bindra says banks treated ‘like a criminal’

    A top executive at Standard Chartered has complained that regulators are treating banks like criminals for lapses, in an...

  3. August 6, 2014

    Sands of time may be running out for StanChart boss

    There was irony, however unintentional, in Andy Halford’s claim to be delighted at joining Standard Chartered as finance...

  4. July 25, 2014

    Why a good chief should tackle succession head on

    This week, succession planning – or the lack of it – became a hot topic in the City of London, as two FTSE 100 companies...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    STAN: "We do not accept these media rumours"

    We should just note the livid statement from Standard Chartered on Thursday morning… The Board of Standard Chartered PLC...

  6. July 23, 2014

    StanChart urged to start work on Sands succession plan

    The chairman of Standard Chartered is weighing a succession plan that could see Peter Sands replaced as the chief executive...

  7. July 23, 2014

    Bricks come loose from StanChart tower amid whispering campaign

    Trouble at StanChart Two years ago, Standard Chartered was cock of the walk. It had delivered a decade of constant growth of...

  8. April 1, 2014

    Debt troubles within the Great Wall

    Is China different? Or must its borrowing binge, like most others, end in tears? This is now a hotly debated topic. On one...

  9. March 5, 2014

    Barclays’ bonus move leads to investment arm shake-up calls

    Some Barclays shareholders are calling for a management shake-up at the top of its investment banking division, as the group...

  10. March 5, 2014

    Standard Chartered in first profit fall for more than a decade

    Standard Chartered stressed that it was still an “exciting growth story”, even as the emerging markets-focused bank reported...

  11. February 19, 2014

    StanChart to sell Hong Kong unit

    A strategic repositioning at Standard Chartered has prompted the London-listed emerging markets bank to put its Hong Kong...

  12. January 21, 2014

    Standard Chartered back atop takeover target list

    When Standard Chartered and HSBC engaged in a £500m bidding war for Royal Bank of Scotland more than 30 years ago, it did...

  13. January 9, 2014

    M&S results not bad enough to cook Marc Bolland’s Christmas goose

    There is a limit to how long you can go on reporting “signs of recovery” in a troubled business. Yet Marc Bolland, the...

  14. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2014

    STAN: deputy heads roll...

    Steve and Richard are both outstanding leaders, good friends and will be missed. We wish them both well in their future...

  15. January 9, 2014

    Standard Chartered finance director to leave amid shake-up

    Standard Chartered has launched a drastic overhaul of its business and announced the departure of its finance director,...

  16. December 16, 2013

    Building case against housebuilders

    This time the split is between home builders (hurrah) and land hoarders (boo). Monday’s variant on the business “producers”...

  17. December 16, 2013

    Bank of England forces risk role change at Standard Chartered

    Standard Chartered’s finance director has been forced by the Bank of England to hand over responsibility for key risk...

  18. FT Alphaville

    December 16, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has had a look at the year in FX trends. NEWS French business activity slumped...

  19. December 10, 2013

    StanChart hits 16-month low on cash-call fears

    Does Standard Chartered need another rights issue? Fears of a third cash call in five years dragged Chartered to a 16-month...

  20. December 4, 2013

    StanChart has lost its shine but still has some appeal

    The gleaming edifice of Standard Chartered once shone so brightly that sunglasses were required to look at it. Not any more....

  21. November 11, 2013

    Standard Chartered abandons double-digit growth target

    Standard Chartered has dropped a longstanding target to generate double-digit percentage revenue growth each year, as the...

  22. October 29, 2013

    StanChart cuts costs after emerging markets turmoil

    Standard Chartered has reduced its headcount for the first time since the financial crisis as it battles against falling...

  23. October 22, 2013

    Banks worry regulation will crimp recovery

    There are signs of growth in the western world – and by extension brighter prospects for many of the world’s biggest banks....

  24. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2013

    StanChart: good news from the front

    embed1 Perhaps all this turmoil in EM financial markets won’t have as much impact on their real economies as many investors...

  25. May 8, 2013

    South Korea woes hold back StanChart

    Signs have emerged that after a decade of unbroken growth in annual profits Standard Chartered may be running out of steam,...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2013

    Sir John Peace: 'We were criminals'

    Lest the StanChart board end up breaking rocks in the hot sun or similar… a toe-curling statement out on Thursday… LONDON,...

  27. March 21, 2013

    StanChart trio are called before US regulators

    The top three executives of Standard Chartered, including its chairman, were summoned to Washington for an unprecedented...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2013

    StanChart: 10 years and counting, thanks to emerging markets

    embed1 The laws of statistics suggest that Standard Chartered Bank cannot keep posting increases in income, profits and...

  29. March 5, 2013

    StanChart raises concerns on bonus cap

    Standard Chartered expressed concern on Tuesday about a plan to cap banker bonuses in the EU as finance ministers met in...

  30. January 20, 2013

    StanChart advances in southeast Asia

    When Peter Sands, Standard Chartered chief executive, steps onto the tarmac at Yangon airport in a few weeks, he will mark...

  31. November 13, 2012

    StanChart tries to kick-start share price

    Standard Chartered this week flew 20 of its top shareholders to Beijing for a three-day immersion into the intricacies of...

  32. September 24, 2012

    Unpredictable regulation can prolong misery

    At the risk of being lynched, I am about to come to the defence of some well-paid bankers. These are men who, their critics...

  33. August 17, 2012

    StanChart hastens board shake-up

    Standard Chartered is preparing a swift boardroom shake-up amid mounting pressure from investors over its handling of...

  34. August 17, 2012

    Bankers lead field in penalty avoidance

    Belarusian shotputter Nadzeya Ostapchuk this week became the first athlete at the London Olympics to be stripped of a gold...

  35. August 17, 2012

    Bruising week for StanChart’s Sands

    As Peter Sands, chief executive of Standard Chartered, presided over another set of record first-half earnings a fortnight...

  36. August 15, 2012

    StanChart rushes to unsettling deal

    Whatever the reasons that lay behind it, Standard Chartered’s rush to settle with New York’s banking regulator is an...

  37. August 15, 2012

    StanChart sought swift end to NY dispute

    While the ferocity of allegations made against Standard Chartered by a New York regulator last week shocked industry...

  38. August 14, 2012

    StanChart deal not the final curtain

    Standard Chartered’s 11th hour settlement with the New York regulator buys the bank some much-needed breathing space over...

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