Annual Report and Accounts 2007

Leading the way

in Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Standard Chartered aims to be the world's best International bank. With over 70,000 people employed in more than 50 countries, we are well positioned to achieve growth from opportunities in some of the world’s most exciting and diverse markets.

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2007 Highlights

A year of growth and performance

The Group achieved record income and profit in 2007, reflecting the resilience of our business amidst the financial market turmoil.

Business Overview

Balanced growth across our businesses

We delivered a strong performance across our businesses

Our Regions

Strong growth across our regions

The Group’s strong results in 2007 were a product of excellent performances in our biggest markets and our emerging markets.

Our Performance

Setting high standards

2007 was a year of strong performance, a year of delivery despite the external turmoil.