Standard Bank was once considered to be one of the most reliable cash generators on the JSE — even at the height of the global financial crisis its income barely went backwards.

But probably the only comfort for Standard Bank and its shareholders is that in its financial results for the six months to June, it did substantially better than rival Absa...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now