Betting on Standard Chartered

Fancy a bet on the future ownership of Standard Chartered?

With the death in late February of Standard Chartered's biggest single shareholder, Khoo Teck Puat there has been some speculation as to whether the bank may be subject to a takeover. The late Singaporean tycoon owned 13.45%.

Now those who feel such an event is likely can put their money where there mouth is. London's famous online City broker, Blue Square has just opened a book on who will be Standard Chartered's successful suitor.

The odds are

  • Barclays 118 favourite
  • Citigroup 158
  • JPMorgan 94
  • Bank of America 121
  • Deutsche Bank 201
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