In 1919 Zivnostenska Banka (Prague), Bohemia's most renowned bank, which also controlled Böhmische Escompte Bank, turned to Banca Commerciale Italiana (BCI) for the opening of a credit line for its clients and a second one for a purchase by the Czechoslovak government in Italy. The relationship that developed between the two financial institutions not only enabled BCI to become deeply involved with most of Zivnostenska Banka's business with Italy, but also made it easier for Czechoslovakia to supply coal and other export products to Italy. The following year BCI made a capital increase into the bank, maintaining a 5% share in the underwriting syndacate.
|other banks in the same country||Prague - Zivnostenska Banka Prague - Boehmische Union Bank Prague - Banca Commerciale Italiana - Representative Office Prague - Sanpaolo IMI, later Intesa Sanpaolo - Representative Office|
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