First-quarter revenues down 4% and pre-tax profits 22% lower were never going to get Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) shareholdersbreaking out their party hats. But its the bigyear-over-year hike in loan impairments that points to the real worryinvestorshave with this emerging market bank Owain Bennallack investigates further in this investing video.
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