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Standard Chartered celebrates Chinese Year of the Tiger

Sierra Leone 16th February, 2010 The Chinese New Year starts on February 14th, and Standard Chartered will be celebrating the Chinese Year of the Tiger- the Year of Gng-yn- by organising a lunch for the Chinese community in Sierra Leone.

The Banks now traditional Chinese New Year activities in Africa/ Sierra Leone are designed to celebrate the growing, mutually-beneficial economic relationship between Africa and China and to assist the growing economic development between the regions.

The Bank remains confident in the long-term resilience of the Africa-China trade and investment corridor, despite the recent global economic downturn. Commenting, Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Sierra Leone said: "Trade between Africa and China exceeded $80 billion in 2009. China continues to invest in Sierra Leone helping drive Sierra Leone economic development in these uncertain times.

The Bank has a deep local knowledge of both Africa and China and will continue to provide the necessary financial tools and strategic advice to Chinese companies doing business in Africa, and African companies doing business in China assisting economic development in both regions".

Chinas direct investment in Africa increased by over 80% in first half of 2009 from 2008, with increasing levels of Chinese investment contributing technology, skills, jobs, revenues and infrastructure to Africa. This has been especially important as western investors have become more risk-averse during the recent global economic crisis.

The Banks latest Chinese New Year celebrations in Sierra Leone are a further demonstration of the importance Standard Chartered is placing on the Africa-China trade corridor. The Bank has been particularly active in supporting this growth across the trade corridor in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector, having recently launched its SME China-Africa Network (CAN) as part of its broader SME Trade Corridor initiative. This is assisting African SMEs doing business with China, and provides Chinese-owned SMEs in Africa with unique, personalised services through dedicated Chinese-speaking Relationship Managers. The China-Africa Network also provide SMEs with access to branches in China for cross-border account opening, cost savings from streamlined processes and highly competitive Trade Services and Cash Management solutions.

Further commenting at the Banks Chinese New Year celebrations, Albert Saltson said: "Apart from the incredible bravery and courage the Chinese associate with the Tiger, its other principal attribute is good fortune- and I want to wish all the Banks customers in Sierra Leone a hugely prosperous and successful Chinese New Year 2010".


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