Standard Chartered Bank has launched direct custody services in Zimbabwe and Nigeria. This expansion takes Standard Chartered’s coverage in Africa to a total of 17 markets, including: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Tunisia, South Africa and Rwanda.
Following the integration of Barclays securities services in December 2010, Standard Chartered have continued to roll out investors services in Africa.
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