Half the population Of Malawi is comprised of young people. Currently the youth face diverse problems such as high unemployment rate, Social inequalities, low education, homelessness, gender discrimination. As such their transition to adulthood needs to be understood in the larger context. Investing in the young people in terms of educati...
Standard Bank Chief Economist Goolam Ballim discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the global economy in 2017. Will the US lead the synchronised resurgence among advanced economies? Will Europe witness renewed populist resurgence?
Goolam Ballim, Standard Bank’s Chief Economist, discusses the year ahead for the South African economy with Stephen Gunnion. Does the risk of a credit rating downgrade to speculative status still loom heavily? And, should it occur, what will its impact be?
In Africa, the same word can mean different things to different people. This has a lot to do with Africa’s personality; it’s artistic, dynamic – alive. So, what is “big” on the continent? The truth is, it can be everything, because, as argued, each one of us experiences a unique, colourful reality in which mundane, everyday definitions can take on a pretty original slant. Twitter https://twitte...
Here on the continent, “fresh” readily encompasses a number of meanings, because Africa is a dynamic place of innumerable climates, cultures, styles, languages and beliefs. In this changing and changeable land, “fresh” may not always be the first adjective that pushes its way to the front of the mind, but it certainly is one of the most pertinent. Twitter https://twitter.com/SBgroup Google+ htt...
In Africa, darkness is often the starting point of exploration and learning, and even a giver of life. Then think about the deep colours used in our artwork and clothing; the lush landscapes calling out to be explored; and the rich soil from which numerous plants grow and thrive. In these instances, “dark” is an intriguing and apt descriptor. Twitter https://twitter.com/SBgroup Google+ https://...
In celebration of our Standard Bank Graduate Programme running for 20 years, some of our alumni grads shared how the bank helped them move forward in their careers.
Remarkable, phenomenal and powerful. These are just some of the words we use to describe extraordinary women. Here's what inspires and motivates some of our executive leaders who are driving Africa's growth.
We partner with our clients, across sectors and markets, to make progress real. At Standard Bank, we value the opportunity to meet treasurers and finance professionals operating in Africa to unlock the potential of this dynamic region
Stephen Gunnion sat down with Goolam Ballim, the Chief Economist at Standard Bank, to discuss his outlook on the African economy. Will commodities buoy Africa's resource-dependent economies? What structural drivers will underpin long-term growth?
January 28 2017 marks the start of the Chinese New Year. It ushers in the Year of the Rooster, accompanied by the element of Fire. As the Rooster welcomes the dawn, it is a guardian and protector of life. And with fire, the brightest sun sign, comes the embodiment of strength and hope.
Journalist Nikiwe Bikitsha sits down with Prescila Canotilho and finds out how their profits are re-invested in Mozambican communities with a total of 90% of their proceeds going to transformative initiatives.
This video introduces you to the Standard Online Iress VIewPoint. We will explain some of the basics of the platform. Part 1 of 2 .
This video will show how to place orders on ViewPoint and we focus on shares.
This video shows you how place orders from ViewPoint and we focus on trading derivative and margined instruments.
This video introduces you to the Standard Online Iress VIewPoint. We will explain some of the basics of the platform. Part 2 of 2 .
The Full Transaction Status Feedback service provides detailed feedback, at batch, instruction and transaction level, on the status of a domestic payment or direct debit instruction – while it is being processed.
This functionality provides you with the ability to inform your beneficiaries electronically of a payment made to them.
Uganda’s 600 megawatt Karuma hydroelectric power plant, budgeted to cost USD1.6 billion, is set to transform the east African country’s economy and the lives of its people. Standard Bank is committed to playing a role to sustain Africa’s growth for decades to come.
Journalist Nikiwe Bikitsha chats to Tiago Coelho, Co-founder at UX Information Technologies about how online job portals are eclipsing traditional newspaper advertising.
Hanging tall at an impressive 34.33m high, our Seed sculpture by renowned artist Marco Cianfanelli is an artwork made up of 229 panels that depict the abundance that Africa has to offer. Each panel has been pigmented with sand from regions all across Africa where we can be found. A closer look reveals laser cut figures that tell stories of people and places that make the continent the dynamic land...
Meet the advertising professional that left Europe to build a fast food brand in Africa. Passionate about producing an African-born brand around across the continent, Lebanese entrepreneur, Ryan Hashem has already created 50 jobs in Accra, Ghana and 120 in Senegal.
Standard Bank acted as Investment Bank, Sole Underwriter, Hedge Provider and Transaction Sponsor to Famous Brands, supporting this home-grown South African icon to realise its international business ambitions.