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Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (53 images)

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This collection could never be complete without coverage of HSBC. The Hongkong & Shanghae Banking Company (as it was first named) was formed by a group of Hong Kong merchants in 1865 and was the then British colony's first local bank. Not only did it survive the recession of 1866-67 which saw the demise of several other banks and some well-established trading houses, but it soon dominated the banking scene both in Hong Kong and on the Mainland. While there were several other large...
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