History of Deutsche Bank in Asia Pacific

1870: foundation in Berlin


1870_historyDeutsche Bank was founded in Berlin to promote and facilitate trade relations between Germany and international markets.

1872: Shanghai and Yokohama


1872_historyDeutsche 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


1889_historyFoundation 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


1890_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its main branch in Shanghai. Further branches were established in China before the First World War.

1896: Kolkata


1896_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for India in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

1900: Hong Kong


1900_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank opened a branch in Hong Kong.

1905: Yokohama


<p1905_history>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 country.db.com/japan.

1906: Singapore


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

1914–1918: branches closed during First World War


1914_historyAll 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


1925_historyRe-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


1949_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank was licensed as a foreign trade bank in Hamburg.

1958: Hong Kong


1958_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank re-opened a branch in Hong Kong.

1962: Karachi


1962_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for Pakistan in Karachi.

1968: Kuala Lumpur


1968_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

1969: Jakarta


1969_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank opened its first branch for Indonesia in Jakarta.

1971: Singapore


1971_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank reopened its Singapore branch. More about Deutsche Bank in Singapore on country.db.com/singapore.

1972: European Asian Bank


1972_historyDeutsch-Asiatische Bank and its branches were integrated into the newly founded European Asian Bank.

1973: Sydney


1973_historyDeutsche Bank opened a representative office for Australia in Sydney.

1975: Manila


1975_historyEuropean Asian Bank opened a representative office for the Philippines in Manila.

1976: Hong Kong


1976_historyDeutsche Bank opened a representative office in Hong Kong, which was converted into a branch in 1979.

1978: Seoul


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

1978: Bangkok


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

1980: Mumbai and Colombo


1980_historyEuropean 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


1980_historyEuropean Asian Bank opened its branch for Taiwan in Taipei. More about Deutsche Bank in Taiwan on country.db.com/taiwan.

1981: Beijing


1981_historyDeutsche Bank opened its first representative office in the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. More about Deutsche Bank in China on country.db.com/china.

1986: Deutsche Bank (Asia)


1986_historyEuropean Asian Bank became Deutsche Bank (Asia).

1988: regional head office in Singapore


1988_historyDeutsche 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 country.db.com/singapore.

1989: New Delhi


1989_historyDeutsche Bank opened a branch in India’s capital New Delhi. More about Deutsche Bank in India on country.db.com/india.

1992: Hanoi


1992_historyDeutsche Bank opened a representative office in Hanoi. It was the first German financial institution to receive a banking license in Vietnam. More about Deutsche Bank Vietnam on country.db.com/vietnam.

1994: Guangzhou


1994_historyDeutsche Bank opened a representative office in Guangzhou (formerly Canton), which was converted into a branch in 1995. More about Deutsche Bank in China on country.db.com/china.

1994: Bangalore


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

1995: Shanghai


1995_historyDeutsche Bank opened a representative office in Shanghai, which was converted into a branch in 1999. More about Deutsche Bank in China on country.db.com/china.

1996: Kolkata


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

1999: Mauritius


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

1999: Chennai


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

2003: Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation


2003_historyInception of Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation. More about Deutsche Bank's Corporate Responsibility units and foundations worldwide including Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation.

2004: Beijing


2004u_historyDeutsche Bank converted its representative office in Beijing into a branch. More about Deutsche Bank in China on country.db.com/china.

2005: retail banking in India


2005_historyDeutsche Bank launched its Private & Business Clients (PBC) activities 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 country.db.com/india.

2007: China


2007_historyDeutsche Bank launched its Private & Business Clients service in China and opened sub-branches in Beijing and Shanghai. More about Deutsche Bank in China on country.db.com/china.

2007: Aurangabad and Kolhapur


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

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


2008_historyDeutsche 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 country.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 country.db.com/india.

2010: Tianjin


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

2011: Chongqing


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