As the largest economy in the world, the United States (US) is an important driver of global trade and investment. Diminishing returns in the developed world and demands for higher growth opportunities have driven American investors to increasingly be interested in Africa as an attractive market to invest in.

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Investment opportunities

Growth in Africa continues to outpace advanced economies and many emerging market peers. Improving macroeconomic conditions, greater political stability and improvement in the ease of doing business in many African nations are attracting greater interest and investment. With greater disposable income, Africa’s growing middle class is also attracting interest, with the continent increasingly being seen as a destination for investors and multinationals looking for opportunities.

Emerging markets growth is also driving greater competition for natural resources. With rich resource reserves, Africa represents an important source of natural resources for companies looking to secure their supply.

Sector expertise in USA

Trade and investment flows are increasing between emerging markets, as well as between emerging and developed markets. The Corporate & Investment Banking team has specialist skills and proven cross-border transaction capability within and outside Africa, to connect our clients to these opportunities, helping them achieve their objectives.

While the US has focused on Africa for imports of natural resources for many years, imports of other products have recently shown strong growth. There are many investment opportunities within the African continent for power and infrastructure programmes, agriculture, wholesale and retail, financial services, telecommunications and IT.

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Products and services in USA

We customise solutions to the unique requirements of your business, drawing on Standard Bank’s world-class risk and capital management systems, and our global network of regional and product experts.

Our leading African Corporate & Investment Banking offering is delivered across Investment Banking, Global Markets and Transactional Products & Services.

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