One Belt, One Road, One Bank The Belt & Road Relay gallery

The build-up | Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four 
Week Five | Week Six | Week Seven | Week Eight | Week Nine
Week Ten | Week Eleven | Week Twelve

The build-up

Introducing the Belt & Road Relay

Introducing the Belt & Road Relay

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The launch

The launch

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Week One Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

Discover what our eight athletes have been up to in the first week of their epic adventure.

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  • The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates as far back as 1859
  • We're one of the 3 note-issuing banks in Hong Kong today
  • We opened our first branch in Taiwan in 1985

Hong Kong highlights

Hong Kong highlights

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Week one highlights

Week one highlights

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Week Two Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Singapore

Things get serious in this second week with five destinations.

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  • We opened our first brand in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1904
  • Standard Chartered has been present in Cambodia since 1992
  • We're celebrating our 125-year milestone in Thailand this year
  • Our first Singaporean branch opened in 1859

Things get serious in this second week with five destinations.

Did you know?

  • We opened our first brand in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1904
  • Standard Chartered has been present in Cambodia since 1992
  • We're celebrating our 125-year milestone in Thailand this year
  • Our first Singaporean branch opened in 1859

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Week Two Highlights

Week Two Highlights

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Singapore highlights

Singapore highlights

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Vietnam highlights

Vietnam highlights

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Week Three The Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia

See what the third week of our historic relay has in store for our eight athletes.

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  • We're the oldest international bank in the Philippines
  • Standard Chartered is the only international bank in Brunei
  • The first Belt & Road scheme was implemented in the Jakarta-Bandung high speed railway project
  • We opened our first branch in Penang in 1875

Malaysia Highlights

Malaysia Highlights

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Week Three Highlights

Week Three Highlights

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Week Four Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh

Fourth week and the athletes are now a quarter of the way through their Belt & Road adventure.

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  • We're the second largest international bank in Sri Lanka with a history spanning over 150 years
  • To date, pledged Belt & Road related investment in Bangladesh stands at $38bn

Bangladesh Highlights

Bangladesh Highlights

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Week Four Highlights

Week Four Highlights

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Week Five Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

Now in its fifth week, our epic relay reaches the Middle East.

Did you know?

  • The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the Belt & Road initiative
  • We celebrated 50 years in Oman in 2018
  • Our first branch in the UAE opened in 1958

Now in its fifth week, our epic relay reaches the Middle East.

Did you know?

  • The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the Belt & Road initiative
  • We celebrated 50 years in Oman in 2018
  • Our first branch in the UAE opened in 1958

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Week Five Highlights

Week Five Highlights

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Pakistan Highlights

Pakistan Highlights

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UAE Highlights

UAE Highlights

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Week Six Bahrain, Egypt and Uganda

A new week and a new continent for our eight athletes - Africa.

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  • We've had a presence in Egypt since 2009
  • Since 1920 Standard Chartered has played a pivotal role in establishing Bahrain as a key financial centre
  • We were recognised as the first bank in Uganda having started there in 1912

A new week and a new continent for our eight athletes - Africa.

Did you know?

  • We've had a presence in Egypt since 2009
  • Since 1920 Standard Chartered has played a pivotal role in establishing Bahrain as a key financial centre
  • We were recognised as the first bank in Uganda having started there in 1912

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Week 6 Highlights

Week 6 Highlights

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Week Seven Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and South Africa

The seventh week of our epic relay sees our athletes tackle Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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  • We partnered on a ministry trade delegation visit to China to profile Kenya as a manufacturing destination
  • Standard Chartered is the only global bank in Mauritius with presence in Africa and Asia
  • We are the oldest financial ins Zimbabwe
  • Our history in South Africa dates back to over 150 years

The seventh week of our epic relay sees our athletes tackle Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Did you know?

  • We partnered on a ministry trade delegation visit to China to profile Kenya as a manufacturing destination
  • Standard Chartered is the only global bank in Mauritius with presence in Africa and Asia
  • We are the oldest financial ins Zimbabwe
  • Our history in South Africa dates back to over 150 years

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Week 7 Highlights

Week 7 Highlights

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Kenya Highlights

Kenya Highlights

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South Africa Highlights

South Africa Highlights

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Week Eight Zambia, Botswana, Angola and Tanzania

Week eight sees our relay covering more ground in Africa with no less than four countries in a week.

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  • Our first office opened in Angola in 2010
  • Standard Chartered was the first bank to launch digital branches in Zambia
  • We introduced Tanzania's first ATM in 1997

Week eight sees our relay covering more ground in Africa with no less than four countries in a week.

Did you know?

  • Our first office opened in Angola in 2010
  • Standard Chartered was the first bank to launch digital branches in Zambia
  • We introduced Tanzania's first ATM in 1997

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Week 8 Highlights

Week 8 Highlights

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Week Nine Cameroon, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire

Three more African countries on the menu for our athletes on week nine - Cameroon, Ghana and the Cote d'Ivoire.

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  • We've been operating in Cameroon since 1986
  • We draw our history in Ghana from the Bank of British West Africa which was established in 1893
  • Our first digital-only retail bank launched in Cote d'Ivoire in 2018

Week 9 Highlights

Week 9 Highlights

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Ghana Highlights

Ghana Highlights

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Week Ten Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Nigeria and Turkey

The last week in Africa for our brave athletes and only three weeks left until the end of the relay.

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  • Standard Chartered opened its first branches in Sierra Leone and the Gambia back in 1894
  • We now have 35 branches in Nigeria
  • Our operations in Turkey started in 2003

The last week in Africa for our brave athletes and only three weeks left until the end of the relay.

Did you know?

  • Standard Chartered opened its first branches in Sierra Leone and the Gambia back in 1894
  • We now have 35 branches in Nigeria
  • Our operations in Turkey started in 2003

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Week Eleven The United Kingdom, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq

Now in its penultimate week, the relay reaches the UK before moving on to Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

Did you know?

  • Standard Chartered's headquarters are in London
  • We were the first bank to launch operations in Jordan
  • Our Baghdad office opened in 2013
  • Our operations in Lebanon began in 2000

Now in its penultimate week, the relay reaches the UK before moving on to Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

Did you know?

  • Standard Chartered's headquarters are in London
  • We were the first bank to launch operations in Jordan
  • Our Baghdad office opened in 2013
  • Our operations in Lebanon began in 2000

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United Kingdom Highlights

United Kingdom Highlights

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Week Twelve Qatar, Nepal and China

After twelve exhausting weeks for our athletes, our Belt & Road Relay finally reaches its conclusion in China.

Did you know?

  • The bank was established in Qatar in 1950 and was at the time the first bank in the state
  • Beijing will host the grand finale of our epic relay

After twelve exhausting weeks for our athletes, our Belt & Road Relay finally reaches its conclusion in China.

Did you know?

  • The bank was established in Qatar in 1950 and was at the time the first bank in the state
  • Beijing will host the grand finale of our epic relay

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Week 12 Highlights

Week 12 Highlights

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