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Other city spellings: Petrograd, Pétrograde, St.-Pétersbourg
Formed in 1895 with head office in St. Petersburg. It merged in 1910 with Banque du Nord to form the Russo-Asiatic Bank.
The bank was founded in 1895 with Russian and French capital. Its main offices were in St Petersburg and Shanghai. The bank lent money to China and issued Chinese government bonds to finance China for its indemnity to Japan after the First Sino-Japanese War. In 1896, the bank co-financed the construction of the China Eastern Railway. By 1902, it had become the second largest bank in China. In 1910, the bank merged with Banque du Nord to form Russo-Asiatic Bank.