Standard Chartered has sounded out UK political heavyweights Sir Charles Roxburgh and Sir Sajid Javid as potential candidates for its next chair, BP reported its second-biggest annual profit in a decade, and the FT’s Michael Stott explains the dark side of money flowing from the US to Mexico. Plus, WeWork’s former CEO Adam Neumann is trying to buy the company out of bankruptcy.

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Standard Chartered taps political heavyweights as potential new chair

BP targets boost for returns as it delivers second biggest profit in a decade

The darker side of Mexico’s $63bn remittances boom

Adam Neumann seeks to buy WeWork out of bankruptcy

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