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Herman Kambugu, Uganda: I celebrated my Relay place by running a marathon

From 17 February eight of our staff will embark on a challenge never attempted before. They will make history by taking part in a 90-day Belt & Road Relay across 44 markets where we have a presence along the Belt & Road. Herman is representing our ‘Africa & Middle East’ region. Visiting…

Michelle’s Story

…of the company. I cannot talk about the JCMS journey without mentioning our team of 40 employees – 90% of them are women. From operations to IT and finance, women occupy all the senior positions in our company. People can be surprised that our company is predominantly female, but I see no reason why…

How we’re helping SMEs during COVID-19

20 April 2020

…their businesses were doing, to see whether their supply chains had been impacted, and to ask what help they needed. “Our bankers have been talking to clients over the phone or using video channels, carefully listening to their needs and challenges”. Howard Chuang. Head of Business Banking, China…

We have signed a memorandum of understanding for the Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility

12 October 2016

Patricia Scotland said: “Trade is the lifeblood of economies and never more so than for small countries. Yet they simply can’t access the international financial system. According to the WTO, 80 to 90 per cent of world trade relies on trade finance. One of our roles in the Commonwealth family…

GTR – London 2019 – Accordion

GTR UK 2019. London, England. 8 May 2019. With Brexit deadlines looming and shifting all the time, there was no shortage of talking points for the 2019 edition of GTR UK in London. The one-day forum to debate the future of UK trade and exports was packed with valuable insights and sessions. Key…

China: reinventing through robotics

11 July 2017

…persistent challenges over the past decade. The companies which have successfully faced down such challenges have probably emerged stronger from last year’s economic slowdown. This file opens in a new windowShop talk – China, ASEAN and the future. Shop talk – China, ASEAN and the future. Download…

Landmark financing deal signed with Qatar Airways, Qatar Aviation lease company

17 November 2014

…of Standard Chartered and we are delighted to have structured and arranged this landmark transaction for the airline. It demonstrates Standard Chartered’s capabilities and commitment to partnering with core clients in the region – something we have been actively doing for over 90 years. We are proud…

A designer’s business lesson that cost her a fortune

. This Cognitive Bias is called the ‘Ostrich Effect’ and was literally like ZL sticking her head in the sand in denial. She needed to re-evaluate her expansion plans or risk losing both her business and personal wealth. Together, they worked on a plan that involved closing 90% of stores in the United States…

I ran across 44 markets in 90 days and it changed my life: Jack’s story

…assurance on risk management, governance and controls, to verify that they are designed and operating effectively. The Belt and Road Relay. The Relay last year was a world first. Eight employees from all over Standard Chartered ran a 10k race in 44 of the Belt and Road markets around the world in 90

Digitising customer care – the call centre of tomorrow

7 December 2017

…it to be. “Digital doesn’t mean we don’t want to talk to our clients”. Chant, Ashley. What technology is doing well is building a better picture of who our clients are. Digital is generating massive amounts of data – known as ‘big data’ – and we’re mining it to understand and anticipate the needs of our…

Five things you need to know about Brexit

28 March 2017

Article 50 has been triggered, the ball is in the EU’s court. After a swift initial response to the UK, the EU will develop a negotiating position that will be agreed at a summit on 29 April, then finalised in detail in June. The EU will shortly publicise its draft guidelines for exit talks. “Once…

GTR – Chicago 2019 – Accordion

…and debate the future of USA trade and exports. The agenda covered a comprehensive view of the key trends emerging in this rapidly evolving market. In our ‘Bridging the working capital gap’ discussion, we shared our successes working with Braskem in Brazil. The Bank also hosted a talk alongside representatives from TradeIX, Tradle and TradeAssets on trade tech adoption trends.…

GTR – Africa 2019 – Accordion

…in the exciting and diverse Sub-Saharan market, including an African fintech showcase and a panel discussion surrounding the question, ‘Is trade still a force for good?’. Standard Chartered’s Managing Director of Structured Export Finance, Faruq Muhammad, shared his expert insights on sovereign transactions. Our Head of Trade for Southern Africa, Onyebuchi Memeh, also joined a talk on inclusivity and empowering African business.…

Renminbi internationalisation: The pace quickens

10 June 2015

500-700bn. Turning to the broader dimensions of Renminbi internationalisation; with the IMF holding informal talks on China’s possible inclusion in the SDR basket and its board scheduled to meet on the subject in October, we assign a 60 per cent probability to the CNY’s SDR inclusion this year…

ELIFT Forum

Treasury Community (ATC) is back – this time in Singapore. ELIFT Forum will feature presentations and panels on the latest trends in treasury and finance. From current key topics like real-time banking and digital treasury and blockchain, to predictions for the future with talks on next-gen treasury…

GTR – Nairobi 2019 – Accordion

…and agriculture figures were under one roof. Dialogue focused on how alternative trade financing and risk management can help maximise intra-African trade opportunities, manage global market volatility and enable financing throughout the trade value chain. Standard Chartered representatives led on talks about technological and financing innovation and showcased our Vendor Prepay solution.…

Who are the winners in the US-China trade war?

…the June G20 meeting, differences that started with trade have now become more entrenched, extending to technology leadership and security. Following the Shanghai round of trade talks at the end July, the US has again threatened to impose a 10% tariff on an additional $300 billion of Chinese…

Top tips from the world’s leading entrepreneurs

18 June 2015

… . Two alumni of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards talk challenges and why it’s important to trust your gut. 29-year-old Bryan Loo is founder and Managing Director of Loob Holding Sdn. Bhd, a Malaysian company behind one of the top bubble tea brands in the country, which has grown from one…

Growing our business in the longer term

11 November 2013

…and costs. We outlined five big goals for the business: Relationships; Trade; Investment; Wealth Management; Priority Market Scale. Listen to Peter Sands and Richard Meddings talk about our goals and examine our long term growth strategies and view the accompanying slide deck. For further information, please visit our investor site.…

Sustainable deposits launched in Hong Kong and New York

12 November 2019

…– a product that helps finance activities that support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. These include tackling climate change, helping financial inclusion, and lack of access to health and education. While 90 per cent…