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Bank of China

Bank of China is one of the big four state-owned commercial banks of the People's Republic of China – the other three are Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China. Bank of China was founded in 1912 to replace the Government Bank of Imperial China, and is the oldest bank in China. From its establishment until 1942, it issued banknotes on behalf of the Government of the Republic of China along with the "Big Four" banks of the period: the Central Bank of China, Farmers Bank of China and Bank of Communications. Although it initially functioned as the Chinese central bank, in 1928 the Central Bank of China replaced it in that role. Subsequently, BOC became a purely commercial bank.


PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 September, 2011, 12:00am

Today: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce event: 'An update on the opportunities in Kazakhstan. Speaker: Consul General of Kazakhstan Nurzhan Abdynonunov'. HKGCC Theatre.

American Chamber of Commerce: 'Driving business execution through integrated talent management'. Bank of America Tower, Central.

German Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Stress and Performance: Making Stress Work for You'. The alphaeight institute, Nathan Road.

Tomorrow: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'Recent Developments in the Banking Sector'. Hong Kong Securities Institute.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce event: 'Investing in Chinese contemporary art'. Bank of China Tower.

Friday, September 9: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Will Germany Continue to Outperform the Global Economy?' Island Shangri-La.


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