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Absa group opens new office in China

Absa group opens new office in China

Absa Group today announced its physical expansion into the People’s Republic of China with the opening of a new non-banking subsidiary in Beijing.

The non-banking subsidiary is now open, with the official launch event in Beijing, scheduled for the 8 May 2024. At a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa today, attended by Enoch Godongwana, the Minister of Finance of South Africa and Chen Xiaodong, the Chinese Ambassador to South Africa – Absa Group showcased the continued growth of its international footprint alongside its commitment to fostering new opportunities between Africa and China.

The new office will enable Absa Group to offer local support to Chinese clients and stakeholders to conclude transactions across the African continent, helping to support clients’ needs, goals, and ambitions. This is part of a wider commitment from Absa to expand its operations with international representative offices in strategic markets and offer deep expertise in African markets to its overseas clients.

“We’re thrilled to add our office in China to our global footprint”, commented Arrie Rautenbach, Group CEO of Absa Group. “Today’s announcement reinforces our ambition to grow our international strategy – particularly as China is such a strategically important market for Africa. Our expansion into this dynamic market represents an exciting opportunity to unlock new avenues of growth and prosperity for Africa and China.”

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