Shares of Standard Chartered fall after allegations made over involvement in Iranian money laundering

Standard and Chartered has been accused by American financial investigators of making billions of pounds worth of transactions with the Iranian regime, despite strict economic sanctions being in place
149935654.jpg
A man smokes outside the Standard Chartered bank's offices on August 7, 2012 in London, England. Standard and Chartered has been accused by American financial investigators of making billions of pounds worth of transactions with the Iranian regime, despite strict economic sanctions being in place. (Getty Images)
149935601.jpg
People enter the Standard Chartered bank's offices on August 7, 2012 in London, England. Standard and Chartered has been accused by American financial investigators of making billions of pounds worth of transactions with the Iranian regime, despite strict economic sanctions being in place. (Getty Images)
149935551.jpg
Police leave the Standard Chartered bank's offices after visiting on August 7, 2012 in London, England. Standard and Chartered has been accused by American financial investigators of making billions of pounds worth of transactions with the Iranian regime, despite strict economic sanctions being in place. (Getty Images)
149935655.jpg
The Standard Chartered bank's offices on August 7, 2012 in London, England. Standard and Chartered has been accused by American financial investigators of making billions of pounds worth of transactions with the Iranian regime, despite strict economic sanctions being in place. (Getty Images)