With a banking heritage spanning more than 150 years, Standard Chartered has developed extensive global reach and a strong position in emerging markets and new trade corridors.

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The spectre over HSBC

HSBC Canary Wharf

It was an everyday kind of quarter for HSBC: superficially healthy earnings were undermined by a $1.6bn charge to cover a long list of fines, provisions and compensation bills.

Board of Standard Chartered backs CEO and chairman

Board Game Scrabble

The board of Standard Chartered last night issued a statement backing its chief executive and chairman ahead of a board meeting in Singapore on Tuesday that comes in the wake of last week’s profits warning and a new investigation by US regulators.

Pressure rises for Standard Chartered board

Standard Chartered Shanghai Towers

A $300m fine on Standard Chartered for lapses in anti-money laundering controls has piled pressure on the bank's board, coming after a series of transgressions and a drop in earnings that had prompted calls for change at the top.