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Standard Chartered has unveiled sweeping changes in its boardroom following reports of discord at the top of the FTSE 100 bank.

Standard Chartered takes a hit as finance director is stripped of risk role

Finance director Richard Meddings is set to hand over responsibility for risk to chief executive Peter Sands

Standard Chartered rights issue points to growing boardroom rift

After a decade of growth, tough times in the bank’s key markets have led to dissent

Outlook: Hard hats may be en vogue, but be wary of Alexander’s insurer-investors

Here’s a Westminster fashion tip: hard hats and dayglo jackets will be so 2014. Ministers will be dressing up like that bloke out of the Village People on a near weekly basis for their photocalls as the Coalition plugs its infrastructure spending plan investments.

Outlook: Can Standard Chartered's triumvirate survive long into the New Year?

Outlook How long will the current boardroom structure remain at Standard Chartered?

Standard Chartered warns of first profit fall in ten years

Shares of Standard Chartered plummeted in early trading after the bank warned 2013 could see its first profit fall in a decade.

David Cameron in China: Keeping the British end up? Or just a waste?

The Prime Minister is leading the largest ever trade delegation to China. But what value do these junkets really deliver?

London office boom is back as Temasek forks out highest rent in six years

The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek planted its flag in London in dramatic style yesterday, paying the highest rents in six years for a new European headquarters in St James's.

Finance bosses puzzled by audit reform plans

The finance bosses of the country’s biggest firms have claimed that they “don’t understand” the Competition Commission’s hard-hitting proposals to reform the audit market, which is dominated by just four accountants.

Auditor KPMG faces axe from standard chartered

Standard Chartered looks set to dump KPMG as its auditor after four decades of checking the bank’s books, as the seemingly cosy relationship between big business and their accountants is smashed in the wake of the financial crisis.

Ben Chu: Standard Chartered shareholders, beware - the East is no one-way bet

Outlook Standard Chartered is a strong bank because it is well capitalised and generates most of its revenues in fast-growing Asian markets. That's what we're constantly told. But yesterday's half-yearly update should perhaps prompt us to look more closely at some of that conventional wisdom.

Regulator tells Barclays, Lloyds and RBS to plug £27bn hole in finances

The scale of the challenge facing policymakers to return Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland to private ownership became clearer today as the banking industry was told to raise another £13.4 billion.

Singapore punishes RBS and others for rate manipulation

Royal Bank of Scotland was yesterday among 20 banks punished by Singapore's central bank for trying to manipulate benchmark borrowing and currency rates.

Emily Thornberry: Weak UK laws meant US took the lead in Libor scandal, she said

Labour plans a white-collar crime blitz to tackle financial mis-selling and fraud - with fines based on turnover

UK banks and businesses could face multimillion pound fines for defrauding their customers in a crackdown on white-collar crime to be announced by Labour.

Investment Insider: UK firms to prosper from Japan's revival

Abenomics is aiming to turn around the country's fortunes

Investment View: One slightly sick trading statement does not make StanChart a 'sell'

Should you be standing with Standard Chartered after last week's less than stellar trading update? The market tells its own story. The shares have been on the skids since it was issued. In fact they've been trending down for a while.

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