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India: coping with COVID-19

27 March 2020

). The cash reserve ratio (CRR) reduction by 100bps to 3 per cent is expected to add INR 1.37tn to banking-system liquidity for one year. The requirement for the minimum daily CRR balance was also reduced to 80 per cent from 90 per cent to ease pressure on banks. Banks can now borrow against 3 per cent…

We’ve made two senior Research appointments

2 December 2014

86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values…

Confidence underpins entrepreneurial drive among emerging affluent

5 October 2015

…and investment”. “India, China and Indonesia alone could produce a lot of entrepreneurs”. On average, 69 per cent thought there were good prospects for launching a successful business. In India, the figure was 90 per cent, followed by China (80 per cent) and Nigeria (79 per cent). Our survey…

Bringing ‘Africa to India’ with our Annual Africa Chairmen’s Conference

5 July 2013

…to increase to USD90bn by 2015. Indian corporates are seeking higher margin returns as their domestic market becomes more competitive – and Africa is one continent which presents such upside opportunity,” commented Diana Layfield, Chief Executive Officer for Africa. “India is just as investment…

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Collaborate to regulate

…to financial services, including when it comes to open conversation. A law in 2019, for example, reduced the threshold of shares that a bidder would need to acquire a company from 90% to 50%. With just half the equity, the new owner would be able to buy-out the minority shareholders on a mandatory basis…

We’ve successfully priced our inaugural emerging markets-focused sustainability bond

26 June 2019

…and microfinance loans – helping drive employment, growth and prosperity across emerging markets. This is an urgent problem that needs addressing because emerging markets face a USD2.5tn annual investment gap in meeting the SDGs. Whilst 90 per cent of the SDG financing needs are covered in developed…

Standard Chartered launches 2013 Sustainability Review

28 March 2014

90,300 volunteering days, an increase of 5 per cent on 2012. Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive at Standard Chartered PLC, said: “Our strategy is to bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We are committed…

Standard Chartered PLC announces Board Change

7 January 2016

86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values…

We’ve launched our first Sustainability Bond – and it focuses on emerging markets

25 June 2019

…in a well governed UK regulated Bank.” said Daniel Hanna, our Global Head of Sustainable Finance. The need to channel capital to emerging markets is becoming increasingly important given they face a USD2.5tn annual investment gap in meeting the SDGs. Whilst 90 per cent of SDG financing needs are covered…

Leading the global economy out of slowdown: China Investor Survey

…investors, notwithstanding the current global economic slowdown and geo-political tensions, particularly US-China relations. More than 90% of respondents say that the importance of China continues to rise in their investment strategies. 61% say they will increase their allocations to Chinese assets…

Emerging markets and US leadership on climate change are driving the cleantech transition

) Renewable Energy Market Update 2021 report1 predicts that “exceptionally high capacity additions [will] become the ‘new normal’ in 2021 and 2022, with renewables accounting for 90 per cent of new power expansion globally”. Standard Chartered is at the forefront of funding and facilitating the global energy…

Cybersecurity threats are much closer than you think

17 June 2019

…code and techniques – but few focus on social and psychological aspects of cybersecurity attacks, addressing the who and the why. “More than 90 per cent of breaches can be attributed to successful phishing campaigns, therefore the ‘human endpoint’ arguably provides the highest security risk…

We’ve appointed a CEO for ASEAN markets

15 April 2014

…and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong…

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…

We’ve partnered with Itaú Unibanco to develop the first Latin America Proof of Concept Blockchain Club Loan

4 December 2018

. Chris Teo. Corporate Affairs,  New York. Standard Chartered Bank. +1 212 667 0446. About Itaú Unibanco. With more than 90 years of history, Itaú Unibanco is the largest private sector bank in Latin America. It is present in 19 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing 96 thousand. Itaú’s…

Seeing is Believing reaches USD75m fundraising milestone to tackle avoidable blindness

9 October 2014

…people across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The global economic cost of blindness is estimated to be USD200 billion per year. Across the world, 39 million people are blind and 246 million people suffer from visual impairment. With 90 per cent of avoidable blindness occurring in low…

We’ve made four appointments to our Cash Equity Sales team

13 October 2014

, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well…

Accelerating trade digitisation in a post-COVID world

…to be addressed. The next 90 days. Once the speed and direction of recovery from the pandemic becomes clearer, we expect to see digitisation initiatives rebound. Once companies have achieved ‘quick wins’, such as digital supply chain and billing of lading documentation solutions, they are likely to embark…

Renminbi internationalisation: The pace quickens

10 June 2015

ResearchStandard Chartered Bank +852 3983 8565kelvin.kh.lau@sc.com. Notes to Editors. We are a leading international banking group, with more than 90,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade…