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First National Bank in SA hosts China Trade Cocktail Evening

(People's Daily Online)  Sissy Zhang  2015-08-20 21:33


South Africa’s First National Bank hosts China Trade Cocktail Evening on August 21 in Johannesburg, to facilitate discussion on matters pertinent to trade and create a networking platform between FNB, Chinese and local businesses. (People’s Daily Online / Sissy Zhang)

Johannesburg, August 21 (People's Daily Online) - The strengthening ties between the South African and Chinese economics warrants a greater focus on collaboration and relationship building between the two countries. South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) hosted China Trade Cocktail Evening on Thursday night, to facilitate discussion on matters pertinent to trade and create a networking platform between FNB, Chinese and local businesses.

The event was attended by representatives from various Chinese enterprises, and South African companies who are trading or investing in China. They were from a diverse range of sectors such as energy, manufacturing, constructions, logistics, mining, and financial services. Leading by Howard Arrand, the FNB Gauteng Provincial Chairman, some heads of departments and specialists from the bank also took part in this function.

Besides giving an insight into FNB's relevant services, FNB Economist Alex Smith also briefed on recent global economic environment and it's impact on SA economy.


South Africa’s First National Bank hosts China Trade Cocktail Evening on August 21 in Johannesburg, to facilitate discussion on matters pertinent to trade and create a networking platform between FNB, Chinese and local businesses. (People’s Daily Online /  Sissy Zhang)

As Lisa Xie, Senior Business Development Manager of the FNB China Desk said, the bank recognized the importance of focusing on both its growing Chinese Client base, SA clients with interests in China and creating mutually beneficial networking opportunities.

Taking this event as their business network platform, entrepreneurs from the both sides communicated freely, discussed on potential business developments, and got to know more information on relevant banking products to suit their businesses needs in this constantly changing environment.