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History of Deutsche Bank in Asia Pacific

1870: foundation in Berlin


Deutsche Bank was founded in Berlin to promote and facilitate trade relations between Germany and international markets.


1872: Shanghai and Yokohama


Deutsche Bank established its first foreign branches in Shanghai and Yokohama. Both branches had to be liquidated due to losses in the silver trade in 1875.


1889: Deutsch-Asiatische Bank in Berlin


Foundation of Deutsch-Asiatische Bank in Berlin – as a special institution for the East Asian market – by a German bank syndicate led by Disconto-Gesellschaft and Deutsche Bank.


1890: Shanghai


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its main branch in Shanghai. Further branches were established in China before the First World War.


1896: Kolkata


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for India in Calcutta (now Kolkata).


1900: Hong Kong


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank opened a branch in Hong Kong.


1905: Yokohama


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank established Japanese branches in Yokohama and one year later in Kobe.


1906: Kobe

 Deutsch-Asiatische Bank establishes a further Japanese branch in Kobe on May 8, 1906. More about Deutsche Bank in Japan on db.com/japan.


1906: Singapore


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its branch in Singapore on June 16, 1906. More about Deutsche Bank in Singapore on db.com/singapore.


1914–1918: branches closed during First World War


All branches of Deutsch-Asiatische Bank in the Asia Pacific region had to be closed during the First World War.


1925: re-opening in Shanghai, Hankow, Peking, Tientsin, Tsing-Tao and Canton


Re-opening of the Chinese branches of Deutsch-Asiatische Bank in Shanghai, Hankow, Peking, Tientsin, Tsing-Tao and Canton. All branches had to be closed by the end of the Second World War in 1945.


1949: Deutsch-Asiatische Bank licensed in Hamburg


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank was licensed as a foreign trade bank in Hamburg.


1958: Hong Kong


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank re-opened a branch in Hong Kong.


1962: Karachi


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for Pakistan in Karachi.


1968: Kuala Lumpur


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.


1969: Jakarta


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for Indonesia in Jakarta.


1971: Singapore


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank reopened its Singapore branch. More about Deutsche Bank in Singapore on db.com/singapore.


1972: European Asian Bank


Deutsch-Asiatische Bank and its branches were integrated into the newly founded European Asian Bank.


1973: Sydney


Deutsche Bank opened a representative office for Australia in Sydney.


1975: Manila


European Asian Bank opened a representative office for the Philippines in Manila.


1976: Hong Kong


Deutsche Bank opened a representative office in Hong Kong, which was converted into a branch in 1979.


1978: Seoul


On September 4, 1978, European Asian Bank opened its first branch for Korea in Seoul.


1978: Bangkok


On September 8, 1978, European Asian Bank opened its branch for Thailand in Bangkok.


1980: Mumbai and Colombo


European Asian Bank opened on October 1, 1980 its first branch for India in Bombay (now Mumbai) and on October 24, 1980 its first branch for Sri Lanka in Colombo.


1980: Taipeh


European Asian Bank opened its branch for Taiwan in Taipei. More about Deutsche Bank in Taiwan on db.com/taiwan.


1981: Beijing


Deutsche Bank opened its first representative office in the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.


1986: Deutsche Bank (Asia)


European Asian Bank became Deutsche Bank (Asia).


1988: regional head office in Singapore


Deutsche Bank (Asia) was merged into Deutsche Bank AG. The management of the Asia business was relocated from Hamburg to the regional head office in Singapore. More about Deutsche Bank in Singapore on db.com/singapore.


1989: New Delhi


Deutsche Bank opened a branch in India’s capital New Delhi. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


1992: Hanoi


Deutsche Bank opened a representative office in Hanoi. It was the first German financial institution to receive a banking licence in Vietnam. More about Deutsche Bank Vietnam on db.com/vietnam.


1994: Guangzhou


Deutsche Bank opened a representative office in Guangzhou (formerly Canton), which was converted into a branch in 1995. More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.


1994: Bangalore


Deutsche Bank opened a branch in Bangalore on May 9, 1994. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


1995: Shanghai


Deutsche Bank opened a representative office in Shanghai, which was converted into a branch in 1999. More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.


1996: Kolkata

Deutsche Bank opened a branch in Kolkata on October 8, 1996. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


1999: Mauritius


Deutsche Bank (Mauritius) Limited opened for business on February 4, 1999. More about Deutsche Bank in Mauritius on db.com/mauritius.


1999: Chennai

Deutsche Bank opened a branch in Chennai on July 27, 1999. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


2003: Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation

2004: Beijing


Deutsche Bank converted its representative office in Beijing into a branch. More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.


2005: retail banking in India

2005: Khar, Gurgaon and Noida

Deutsche Bank opened branches in Khar on November 16, 2005 and in Gurgaon and Noida on December 2, 2005. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


2007: China


Deutsche Bank launched its Private & Business Clients service in China and opened sub-branches in Beijing and Shanghai. More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.


2007: Aurangabad and Kolhapur


Deutsche Bank opened branches in Aurangabad on July 16, 2007 and in Kolhapur on July 24, 2007. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


2008: Deutsche Bank (China) Co., Ltd.


Deutsche Bank (China) Co., Ltd., a wholly foreign-funded subsidiary bank solely owned by Deutsche Bank AG, officially commenced operations. The branches and sub-branches of Deutsche Bank AG in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou were converted into corresponding branches and sub-branches of Deutsche Bank China, with headquarters in Beijing.

More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.


2008: Salem, Vellore and Pune

 Deutsche Bank opened branches in Salem and Vellore on September 23, 2008 and in Pune on October 6, 2008. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


2010: Tianjin

Deutsche Bank opened branches in Tianjin on March 23, 2010. More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.


2010: Moradabad and Ludhiana

Deutsche Bank opened branches in Moradabad on April 10, 2010 and in Ludhiana on April 13, 2010. More about Deutsche Bank in India on db.com/india.


2011: Chongqing

 Deutsche Bank opened branches in Chongqing on April 28, 2011. More about Deutsche Bank in China on db.com/china.



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