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  • 2018

    Building corridors for investment and trade into Africa

    “China’s investment and trade in Africa is based on mutual success in achieving Africa’s economic developmental goals of eradicating poverty, promoting sustainable economic growth and creating employment.” Kai Zhu, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking.

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    Signs of progress amid regional economic weakness

    The development of well-regulated, deep and liquid financial markets is a key priority that should be at the top of Africa’s development agenda. This index facilitates a meaningful debate about the maturity and accessibility of Africa’s financial markets.
     

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    Consumer at an inflection point

    The South African consumer has faced a variety of head winds following the vulnerability of the economy. Absa Senior Economist Peter Worthington weighs in on some of the consumer behaviour we’re seeing as a result.

     

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    Launching our new London office is our first step in unlocking opportunities in Africa

    We have officially opened our first UK office in London. Find out more what our experts and the media are saying about our international expansion plans.
     

    What are the growth prospects for corporate and investment banking in Africa?

    Catch CIB Co-CEO Temi Ofong as he shares his views in the media on key markets and sectors on the African continent, and how Absa CIB is positioning itself to capture the opportunities they present.

     

    How will South Africa’s renewed business optimism bring our commercial possibilities to life?

    Peter Worthington, Senior Economist at Corporate and Investment Banking, shares his thoughts with us on the South African economy post the Moody’s rating decision and discuss risks and opportunities for you to consider in 2018 and beyond.

     

    Moody's Rating decision: a reprieve for South Africa

    Our very own Head of Public Sector, Stephen Seaka shares his thought on the imminent return of investor confidence to South Africa, the Moody’s rating decision and the role of SOE’s in underpinning the government’s economic growth plan.

     The cloud has been lifted

    Sector head Manufacturing and Chemicals, Khumbulani Gumede talks about opportunities for the manufacturing sector going forward, South Africa’s renewed business optimism in 2018 and the predicted job-creation surge in the manufacturing sector.