Through our agreement with Société Generale, our clients can benefit from the expertise of an international bank supported by Absa. Together we will be hosting an event in Beijing for existing and prospective clients looking to contribute to the unique and long-standing relationship between China and the Africa continent.

For all your China-Africa investment and business needs, email Kai Zhu.

Insights from our thought leaders

  • Insight on China’s interest in investing in Africa

    By Kai Zhu, CFA I Principal, International Banker: China Corridor I Global Corporates Africa

    Africa is the talk of the town. The past decade has seen the world’s leading economies race to increase their ties with a continent brimming with potential and none more so than China. Its sustained courtship of the continent has seen China and Africa bilateral trade and investment reach astronomical levels.

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  • Africa - the world's least understood continent

    By Jeff Gable, Absa Chief Economist

    April 2019’s IPO on the NYSE of Africa’s first tech unicorn Jumia, focused the world’s attention on the continent’s vibrant consumer sector. The commercial testing of drone-based deliveries for critical health supplies that have been rolled out in Rwanda, Ghana and in other parts of the continent showcase examples of how Africa’s traditional challenge of poor infrastructure is encouraging interest in leap-frog technologies. Similarly, in Kenya, mobile money M-pesa was first launched in 2007 and now has become the preferred payment system for tens of millions of users across markets on the continent and beyond.

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