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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 blames QE as it signals profits fall

Emerging-markets bank Standard Chartered shocked investors today with news that profits for the first three months of the year were "slightly down" on a year ago.

Women still have it difficult in business according to the annual Robert Half CEO tracker, which stated that the average chief executive of a leading British company remains a 53-year-old male

Women still find it hard to smash glass ceiling

Average chief executive is still a fiftysomething man as women struggle to get on boards

Standard Chartered says sorry over sanctions gaffe

The chairman of banking giant Standard Chartered, Sir John Peace, was today forced to make a grovelling  apology for remarks he made this month which suggested the bank  had not deliberately broken United States sanctions.

Peter Sands gets $3.15m as Standard Chartered bosses’ bonuses are hit after US fine for breaching Iran sanctions

Top brass at Standard Chartered have had their bonuses cut by 10% despite the bank recording its 10th successive year of record profits after it was fined $667 million (£443 million) last year for breaching United States sanctions against Iran.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrrard and Martin Skrtel promote the club's Seeing is Believing campaign

Liverpool promote global blindness charity for game against West Brom

Shirt sponsor change part of fundraising campaign

Investment Insider: Where does a plummeting pound leave investors?

There is a race to the bottom when it comes to global currencies. Economies facing stagnation are looking to weaken their currencies to boost exports. But when every man and his dog are at it too, then the game plan can fall apart.

Market Report: Deutsche gives nod to embattled banks

Britain's banks have had a torrid time of late – and deservedly so. Money-laundering, mis-selling and excessive bonuses are just some of the issues that have eroded investor confidence in a sector, that has been up against the wall since 2007.

David Buik: Despite the bile and hatred, bank shares are rising

Midweek View: It is essential... Osborne does not surrender one inch of sovereignty over bank regulation to the EU

Editorial: Has bank culture really changed?

Between HSBC's record $1.9bn fine today and Standard Chartered's $327m penalty the day before, it has been a week of hard lessons for Britain's banks. Or has it?

British banks close to settling US money-laundering charges

Two of Europe's largest banks are close to handing over a total of more than $2 billion to resolve allegations that they flouted US anti-money-laundering laws, according to officials and people familiar with the matter.

UK banks face $2.5bn fines over sanctions and money laundering

Two British banks will pay fines totalling nearly $2.5bn (£1.6bn) to United States regulators over money laundering and sanctions busting, it emerged today.

Bumi lender quits Standard Chartered

A leading Standard Chartered banker involved in making a $1bn (£620m) loan to the Indonesian chairman of the London-listed miner Bumi has quit after the bank struggled to get other lenders on board.

West Ham played without a sponsor when holiday firm XL folded

Controversial, strange and embarrassing shirt sponsorship deals

Following the announcement that Newcastle United have agreed a sponsorship deal with loans company wonga.com, we take a look at other shirt deals that raised eyebrows.

Standard Chartered row with top shareholder

Standard Chartered is in dispute with its largest shareholder, Temasek, over the structure of the bank's board, raising fresh speculation that the Singapore investment house may look to offload its stake.

Wall Street hits a four-year high amid hopes central banks will boost economies

Shares on Wall Street jumped to their highest level in four years yesterday, as hopes that central banks around the world would soon take action to stimulate their economies continued to propel US stock markets upwards.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee