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Willaim Cain

Out of Africa

Industrial and Commercial Bank of Chinas acquisition of a 20 percent stake in Standard Bank was one of the most significant banking deals in 2007 COO Peter Wharton-Hood tells William Cain that while the main focus of the partnership remains on corporate banking, retail banking benefits will accrue in due course Standard Bank COO Peter Wharton-Hood believes the banks partnership with Chinas ICBC will result in retail banking benefits over the longer term