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We are confident of our positioning across Africa and of the quality and dedication of our people to serve and provide value for our clients.

The considerable progress we have made in realigning our available resources and intensifying our focus on the expanding markets on the African continent has delivered an enviable franchise off which the group is able to drive sustainable growth. Competition is high in all the markets we serve and business operating environments remain challenging.

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Updated 02 October 2014

Standard Bank Group provides funding for South Africa's first green city precinct

Standard Bank Group has provided R566-million development funding to Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. This will be used to finance the construction of a mixed-use retail and commercial property to be known as Menlyn Maine Central Square in South Africa's capital city of Tshwane....

30 September 2014 More

Standard Bank Group's palladium ETF lists on the Namibian Stock Exchange

Standard Bank Group's palladium-backed exchange traded fund (ETF), known as AfricaPalladium, has been listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX)....

30 September 2014 More

Standard Bank Group leads on largest Sub-Saharan Africa Sukuk

Standard Bank Group has acted as joint lead manager on the National Treasury of South Africa's debut Sukuk in the international capital markets. The US$500m 5.75-year Sukuk is the largest Sukuk issuance from sub-Saharan Africa and only the third Sukuk to be issued by a non-Islamic country. It follows Sukuk issues by the UK in June this year and Hong Kong earlier this month....

23 September 2014 More