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• international retail banking and financial services

In China, the Group is developing a strategic

partnership with Nanjing City Commercial

Bank, in which it holds a 19.2% stake. The two

banks have begun to cooperate closely in the

fields of retail banking, fixed income, consumer

credit, wealth management, risk management,

information systems and organisation.

BNP Paribas’ operations in Africa are organised

around the network of Banque Internationale

pour le Commerce et l’Industrie (BICI). With

around 100 branches located in six countries

(Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea

Conakry, Mali and Senegal), the Emerging

Markets Business manages one of the largest

banking networks in French-speaking Africa.

The Group also has operations in Djibouti

(BCIMR), as well as in the Indian Ocean – in

Madagascar (BMOI) and the Comoro Islands

(BIC).

In the French overseas departments and territories

(Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guyana,

New Caledonia, Reunion Island, Wallis and

Futuna), the Group has 53 branches and enjoys

prominent market positioning.

At the end of 2006, the Group had 303 branches

in North Africa, where it is currently experiencing

strong organic growth, including notably BMCI

in Morocco, UBCI in Tunisia and BNP Paribas

El Djazaïr in Algeria.

In the Near and Middle East region, BNP Paribas

is currently implementing a large-scale expansion

plan in Egypt. The Gulf States are served by

the regional headquarters in Bahrain, responsible

for six territories: Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai,

Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The Group also

has operations in Cyprus and Lebanon. A partnership

with the International Private Banking

business line offers comprehensive wealth

management solutions for the entire region.

Lastly, importers and exporters who are clients

of the Emerging Markets Retail Banking

Business have access to the teams of international

trade specialists working in BNP Paribas

international network of Trade Centres.

17 GROUP ACTIvITY IN 2006

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