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Africa’s Largest Bank Is Positioning Itself as a Turn-Key China-Africa Trade Agent

Standard Bank’s Zambian unit wants farmers to know they’re a one-stop-shop to import equipment and other agricultural materials from China.

Stanbic Bank Zambia, more than almost any other major financial institution on the continent, is working to position itself as a key gateway to Chinese goods, both for businesses and for consumers to shop on e-commerce platforms like Aliexpress.

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