Chennai, – Standard Chartered, the largest foreign bank in the country today announced that it has reopened its Japan desk in Chennai. Standard Chartered is one of the few foreign banks to have a desk dedicated to focusing on the interests and banking requirements of Japanese companies in the region. This will help deepen the Bank’s relationship with the senior management teams of Japanese companies based in Chennai.
Chennai is a manufacturing hub for multiple Japanese companies and Standard Chartered is uniquely positioned to provide a broad range of services and banking products to these companies as well as work with various product partners to offer customised banking solutions to its clients. Some of the banking products and services offered include cash management and trade related services and products, financial market products, debt capital market products, and employee banking services. In addition, it will also provide detailed guidance on FDI investment and M&A.
Speaking on the occasion, Ananth Venkat, MD & Regional Head, International Corporates, ASEAN and South Asia, said, “The relationship between India and Japan has a huge potential for growth. Our Japan desk at Chennai will strengthen our delivery to the Japanese clients and in addition to banking requirements, support them in understanding the complexities of the Indian Market and Regulatory requirements, as they look to expand their operations in India.”
There are currently over 1,200 Japanese companies in India. An incremental investment into India of JPY3.5 trillion was committed by the Japanese Government over the next 5 years during PM Narendra Modi’s visit. On this basis, more investment from Japan is foreseen.
We are a leading international banking group, with more than 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 are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.