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Africa and China: Economic and Business Perspectives


In parallel to the African Development Bank's General Assembly, the OECD Development Centre and the Standard Chartered Bank co-organised an event gathering experts, policy-makers, high-level representatives of the private sector, and the press. This seminar took place on 16 May in Shanghai and focused on China and Africa's economic and commercial perspectives.

Available presentations:

Chinese Contractors in Africa: Insights from a Survey (pdf), Andrea Goldstein, Senior Economist, OECD

China-African Engagement: Turnaround time? (pdf), Razia Khan, Regional Head of Economics, Africa, Standard Chartered

Measuring the pulse of Africa (pdf), Nicolas Pinaud, Economist, OECD

Nipping African Clothing in a Post-MFA Bud? (pdf), Nicolas Pinaud, Economist, OECD


As a leading international bank with a presence in both Africa and China, Standard Chartered Bank is keen to facilitate discussion around the growing links / new trade corridors in its traditional markets. Standard Chartered’s experts will share their analysis of the growing economic and commercial links between China and the African continent. The OECD Development Centre will share its most recent work on the economic evolution of African countries, published in the latest edition of the African Economic Outlook (African Development Bank and OECD), as well as the main conclusions of its project dedicated to the links between Africa and the Asian Giants.

Visit the African Economic Outlook webpage
Visit the OECD Development Centre’s webpage on publications on China and Africa


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