China

China is a major economic player as well as the largest exporter and second largest importer of goods in the world. To fuel its manufacturing base and increase market size, China is strengthening bilateral trade ties with key markets. Emerging markets are increasingly important trading partners for China and Africa is enjoying great support and investment
China in Africa

Having developed extensive capacity in building its local infrastructure, China is now sharing its expertise with Africa to help construct and upgrade infrastructure and production capacity. Support is often targeted at extractive industries across base and precious metals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and energy. As Africa develops its natural resource sectors, diversifies local economies and grows capacity for greater beneficiation, it is growing a sizable middle class. As a result, China has identified Africa’s increasing consumer base as an important market.

Chinese authorities are also developing the Renminbi (RMB – the official currency of the People’s Republic of China) as a currency of international trade. While not yet a major currency in terms of volume, the Renminbi’s projected growth as a currency of trade is considerable. As its global activity grows, it will have an enormous impact on the way business is done in Africa, as China is now one of its largest trading partners

Sector expertise in China

Standard Bank has specific sector expertise in industries relevant to Africa, with strong value propositions in the mining and metals, oil and gas, power and infrastructure, telecommunications and media, consumer, real estate and financial institutions sectors.

Through our expert local knowledge and sector and product specialists, we also support manufacturing, retail, and small, medium and micro enterprises.

Read more about Standard Bank Group’s sector specialism.

Products and services in China

Our Corporate & Investment Banking offering reflects our strategic focus on Africa. We specialise in providing finance, especially structured trade and commodity finance, project and acquisition finance, and innovative debt origination and securitisation solutions. We offer trading and risk management solutions including foreign exchange, interest rate derivatives, credit trading, equity derivatives and commodities. We also provide import and export guarantees.

Read more about corporate and investment banking solutions for your business.

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Standard Advisory (China) Limited

Standard Advisory (China) Limited
C507 - 508
5th Floor
Chemsunny World Trade Centre
28 Fu Xing Men Nei Avenue
Xicheng District
Beijing
The People's Republic of China

 +86 10 6649 6888

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