LONDON, August 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Standard Chartered, the Asia-focussed bank, reported a rise in half-year profits of 17% and said that it was investing money in hiring new staff to continue to drive growth.
In an interview with financial broadcaster http://www.cantos.com, Standard Chartered CEO Peter Sands said: "We've once again demonstrated that we have a broad-based growth business with multiple engines of income growth."
Finance Director Richard Meddings added the bank had already started to accelerate investment in the business to create a 1,000 new jobs.
"You'll see us hiring more people, particularly in the frontline but also in some of the support functions," he said.
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SOURCE Standard Chartered PLC