South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan became Africa’s 54th nation on 9 July 2011. Since independence, South Sudan has seen mixed fortunes such as ongoing conflict and the volatile oil price (which accounts for over 90% of exports and government revenue). However, the country’s natural resource potential is expected to drive strong growth and attract investments.
South Sudan at a glance

Reliance on oil exports and backlogs in infrastructure and public service provision make it difficult to create conditions for diversified, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

However, donor support, foreign direct investment and opportunities in agriculture could see increasing household incomes and job opportunities over time.

Quick view

  • Population: 11 700 000
  • Current GDP: USD 13.1 billion
  • Real GDP growth: 36.2%

* 2014 World Bank data

Sectors expertise in South Sudan

South Sudan's natural resource potential is expected to drive strong growth and attract investments in the energy sector, infrastructure development and agriculture. With longstanding expertise in these sectors, Standard Bank is the right financial partner to support ongoing development in South Sudan.

Our sector specialists provide insights into the conditions and challenges faced on-the-ground by our clients. We develop working solutions by understanding all players in the sector value chain, and coordinate and execute our clients’ financing and banking requirements within and across continents.

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Products and services in South Sudan

Standard Bank offers a broad range of products and services to meet our clients’ needs, including corporate advisory services and transactional services such as cash management, trade-related and custodial services. These are complemented by our leading electronic banking solutions. We provide finance such as term lending, structured debt and asset finance, and structured trade and commodity finance, in addition to also offering trading and risk management solutions for foreign exchange, money markets and interest rates.

Our specialists draw on Standard Bank’s world-class risk and capital management systems, and global network of experts to develop solutions that create real value for our clients.

We are committed to driving new products and services into the market. We make it our business to understand the evolving needs of our clients and service them locally. Where necessary, we bring in the support of expert skills from the group to provide tailored solutions for our clients.

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