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Updated 11 February 2016

African mining prospects remain intact despite cautious 2015, Standard Bank says

2015 will continue to be challenging for the global mining industry. Commodity prices are not anticipated to exhibit material improvement, impacting on sector valuations and the ability to raise financing. But, amid a more sober outlook, the prospects for mining in Africa remains essentially intact over the medium term, according to Standard Bank Group, Africa's biggest lender by assets....

9 February More

Dual currency funding structures can help stabilise real estate markets in sub-Saharan Africa, says Standard Bank

Dual currency funding structures can bring stability and robustness to real estate deals in sub-Saharan Africa, as developers and retailers seek solutions to the volatility currently faced in their domestic economies. Traditionally, most property development projects are financed in dollars to assist in creating a sustainable and predictable funding environment for the assets....

17 November 2015 More

Standard Bank consolidates its East African presence with official opening of Ethiopian representative office

Standard Bank Group has expanded its already extensive East African footprint with the official opening of a representative office in Ethiopia. This means that Standard Bank, which is Africa’s largest bank by assets, has a continent-wide footprint in 20 African countries....

29 October 2015 More