Press archives tell our story / 1889: the liquidation and rebirth of Comptoir d’escompte

Episode #5

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In 1889, panic reigned at the Comptoir d’escompte de Paris, which had been weakened by the risky operations initiated by its director on the copper markets. Although liquidated, the bank on rue Bergère (Paris) was reconstituted in the aftermath because of its key role in the financing of international trade.

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The video series “Press archives tell our story” is the result of a collaboration between the Archives & History department of BNP Paribas and Retronews-BNF, the team at the Bibliothèque nationale de France dedicated to promoting a collection of press titles published between 1636 and 1950. Five episodes based on archive images highlight the key moments in the history of the banks that were the ancestors of BNP Paribas. The origins of the Group, the internationalisation of its activities, the financing of the economy… (Re)discover our history through the lens of the press.

 

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