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Business never reached its anticipated potential and when Canadian and British troops withdrew from Siberia, the branch was forced to close in October Royal Trust opened its office in London, England.

The bank remained purely a correspondent banker until when it opened a representative office in Beijing — the first Canadian bank to do so.

Although touted as a personal trip to chat with the Soviet finance minister and the head of the country's central bank, Royal Bank's chairman James Muir spoke candidly about the potential of this rapidly expanding country. Muir's visit predated any similar visit by a Canadian minister of external affairs and his comments helped turn Canadian opinion on the Soviet Union, contributing to the rapprochement between East and West.

To help finance trade, Royal Bank opened a representative office in Hong Kong - the first Canadian bank to be represented in Asia. This office was upgraded to branch status in but was closed in due to a restructuring of the bank's operations in certain Asian markets. Vincent and remained opened until Both branches remained opened until and respectively.

One year later, a resident representative was appointed and branch status was obtained in The branch was closed in The office closed in A representative office was opened in Tokyo, Japan. This office was upgraded to branch status in Royal Bank sold its holdings to local interests in The venture enabled African nations to expand their economies by having access to off-shore sources of funds.

These interests were sold in In , this office obtained branch status. The branch provided services for non-residents who wished to deal in the Asiadollar market. The Egyptian office was closed a decade later. Western Trust and Savings Bank was subsequently sold in The Beijing opening marked the first time any Canadian bank was represented in the People's Republic of China.

The Beijing office was upgraded to branch status in The branch closed in due to a restructuring of the bank's operations in certain Asian markets. Royal Bank opened a representative office in Milan, Italy.

The office was elevated to branch status in Royal Bank re-opened a representative office in Sydney, Australia. Royal Bank maintained a full service branch in Hato Rey.

Royal Bank maintained a representative office in Sao Paulo. This combined trading unit operated out of 20 locations including London, New York, Singapore, Montreal, and a new state-of-the-art Toronto trading room. Royal Bank was the only international bank remaining to serve residents of volcano-devastated Montserrat.

In Barbados, they were the only full service investment dealer on the island. Royal Trust opened global private banking offices in Chile and Columbia. Royal Bank announced an agreement to acquire the offshore European corporate and institutional trust and fiduciary business from Coutts Group, the international private banking arm of NatWest Group.

The transaction involved the purchase of two companies: Our international network included offices in more than 30 countries. Royal Bank acquired Abacus Financial Services Group Limited, significantly strengthening the bank's Global Private Banking operations in the strategically important British Isles marketplace and providing a greater presence in Europe.

Royal Bank established its Caribbean headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to serve as the centre of the bank's Caribbean banking network. This second major outage of services fell on what is known as Cyber Monday , when major retailers discount goods to boost Christmas shopping. The chief executive of RBS Group conceded that the bank would have "to do better".

The name NatWest has been associated with cricket tournaments held in England. From until , the bank was the title sponsor of English domestic cricket's main limited overs knockout tournament, which was known as the NatWest Trophy during that period. Between and , the NatWest Series was an annual one-day international tournament involving England and two visiting international teams.

Since May , it has been the shirt sponsor for the England men's and women's cricket teams. NatWest is sponsor of the Southern Paintball League, the leading competitive paintball series in the south of England. NatWest has been the main sponsor of the Island Games known as the NatWest Island Games since and has announced that it will continue to sponsor the event until NatWest CommunityForce is "a platform that empowers local projects and charities to raise awareness of their work and make their plans a reality with the support of NatWest and their local community.

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