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European Asian Bank
歐亞銀行大廈
AIMG_9406
彌敦道
bankology
九龍
旺角
Mong Kok
749
Nathan Road
Kowloon
Deutsche Bank
Hong Kong
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銀行
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歐亞銀行


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歐亞銀行大廈 European Asian Bank Building 749 Nathan Road

歐亞銀行大廈 European Asian Bank Building 749 Nathan Road
Ha, I came here specifically to take a photo of the former European Asian Bank Bldg. in Mong Kok. This bank has strong German and European heritage.

European Asian Bank traces its history to the 1889 founding of the German-owned, Shanghai-based Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, with Deutsche Bank being the main shareholder. Its Hong Kong branch opened in 1900. Like many Western banks operating in China at the time, the Deutsch-Asiatische Bank issued banknotes in China during the early 20th century. During World War II, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank and Deutsche Bank's overseas operations were terminated.

In 1972, Deutsche Bank was ready to rebuild its Asian operaions, and joined forces with Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank (now ABN AMRO), Midland Bank (acquired by HSBC in 1992) and Société Générale de Banque (today’s BNP Paribas Fortis) to create the Europäisch-Asiatische Bank, later renamed European Asian Bank. European Asian Bank once again opened branches in Hong Kong.

In 1986, the Dutch, British and Belgian partners sold their holdings in European Asian Bank to Deutsche Bank, which subsequently integrated European Asian Bank into Deutsche Bank.

This European Asian Bank Building in Mong Kok was never re-named though.

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