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Interview: StanChart factors planned U.S. trade tariffs into lending

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By Emma Rumney and Lawrence WhiteLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed trade tariffs are already influencing lending decisions by Britain's Standard Chartered and could have an impact on its profitability, its Chief Financial Officer told Reuters. The Asia, Africa and Middle East-focused bank has been taking into consideration the effect Trump's plan to hike duties on steel to 25 percent and on aluminium to 10 percent could have on loans to sectors that might be hit, Andy Halford said."I think it would be remiss of us not to be factoring it into lending decisions. But what ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 16:13 IST