LONDON (Reuters) - Standard Chartered
"We have taken account of recent events, but conversely this is about running a business for the long term and that process will continue," CFO Andy Halford told reporters.
The bank in October last year said it was talking to regulators about applying for a licence in the kingdom.
Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
StanChart's rival HSBC
Asia, Africa and Middle East-focused StanChart warned earlier on Wednesday about the impact on its business from rising trade tensions.
(Reporting by Lawrence White; Editing by Edmund Blair)