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The emerging markets-focused lender is considering is a break-up of the bank's investment and corporate banking businesses, Bloomberg News reported
Standard Chartered has reportedly tapped former Chancellor Sajid Javid and Treasury veteran Charles Roxburgh to succeed José Viñals as its chair.
China's growing real estate crisis ensured that Standard Chartered performed worse than expected in the third quarter.
Standard Chartered finance chief Andy Halford has announced he will step down having served for nearly a decade in the role. Halford, who has been at the bank since 2014, will be replaced by Diego de Giorgi, most recently co-CEO of Pegasus Europe, Europe’s largest-ever special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Prior to his role at [...]
Standard Chartered announced a further $1bn (£780m) share buyback after recording better than expected results in the second quarter on the back of rising interest rates. Pretax profit at the bank climbed 18 per cent to $1.5bn, higher than the $1.4bn predicted by analysts. This came thanks to a 29 per cent increase in net [...]
Standard Chartered announced today that it would sell its subsidiaries in sub-Saharan Africa to Nigeria-based Access Bank. The bank will sell its stake in subsidiaries in Angola, Cameroon, Gambia and Sierra Leona as well as its consumer, private & business bank in Tanzania to Access Bank. “Access Bank will provide a full range of banking [...]
Shares in the UK’s biggest banks today fell after the Bank of England raised interest rates by 50 basis points, heaping more pain onto borrowers. The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee reverted to a larger rate hike after inflation remained stuck at 8.7 per cent last month. It was the 13th rate hike in a row [...]
Standard Chartered is laying off employees across Singapore, Hong Kong and London following a series of cuts across the sector in recent months. According to Bloomberg News, the bank could cut over 100 employees although it is yet to determine a final number. In Asia, roles have been cut in middle-office functions, like human resources [...]
Natwest has beaten profit expectations during the first three months of this year. Natwest Group, which includes Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank, recorded a pretax profit of £1.8bn in the three months ending 31 March. The total comes in ahead of analysts’ expectations of £1.6bn for the quarter and ahead of the £1.2bn during [...]
London’s FTSE 100 skidded lower today despite a decent batch of results pumping up banks and house builders. The capital’s premier index lost 0.49 per cent to close at 7,852.63 points, while the domestically-focused mid-cap FTSE 250 index, which is more aligned with the health of the UK economy, edged 0.04 per cent lower to [...]
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