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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.

Publishing head Gail Rebuck is third to quit the board of BSkyB

Dame Gail Rebuck has become the third director to stand down from the BSkyB board since November, after criticism the broadcaster's board is not independent enough.

Standard Chartered boss voices alarm over new bank watchdog

One of Britain's most senior bankers yesterday launched an excoriating attack on the new bank regulator which will replace the Financial Services Authority within two years.

Pay ups and downs for top duo

Standard Chartered's chief executive, Peter Sands, right, received a modest pay rise last year to take his package to $8m (£5m), but his counterpart at Credit Suisse, Brady Dougan, saw his pay more than halved to Sfr5.8m (£4m).

Shell offer for Cove trumped by PTT's £1.12bn

A takeover battle erupted yesterday for the Mozambique-focused oil explorer Cove Energy, after Shell's £992m bid was trumped by a far bigger offer of £1.12bn by Thailand's state-owned PTT Exploration.

Suarez refuses the hand of Evra

Liverpool insist Luis Suarez decision came from club rather than sponsors

Liverpool have dismissed claims they were pressured into issuing apologies over the Luis Suarez affair by shirt sponsors Standard Chartered.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez refuses to shake Patrice Evra’s hand

Liverpool apology came after sponsor's concerned call to club

Standard Chartered tells club of 'disappointment' over player's failure to shake hands with Evra

Suarez refuses the hand of Evra

Liverpool shirt sponsors 'voiced concerns' over Luis Suarez

Alastair Cook's career-best 137 near single-handedly kept England competitive with a total of 260 for seven in the first one-day international at the Zayed Stadium.

Anfield could still be redeveloped

Ian Ayre relaxed over Liverpool finances

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre believes the club's vast global appeal gives them the financial muscle to absorb revenue lost from missing out on European football.

What the Sunday papers said...

The Independent on Sunday: Industry set to plumb the depths

Experts predict deeper recession for Britain

Britain will suffer a deeper recession than previously thought, leading economists have warned.

StanChart races to new profit record

Banking group stands out in the gloom with double-digit growth after smart diversification strategies

StanChart invests in Saudi Arabia

The private equity arm of financial services group Standard Chartered has secured a stake in a Saudi construction company in a deal worth $75m.

Standard Chartered on course for another record year

Standard Chartered, the British bank that makes most its profits in Asia, said yesterday it was on course to report its eighth consecutive year of record profits after a 17 per cent jump in its bottom line in the first half.

The Week Ahead: Worry ahead of British banks' interim results

With the five major UK banks releasing interim results this week, their global peers have seemingly been doing their best to dampen sentiment.

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