A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 24, 2011
DBAG or D-Bag (Deutsche Bank AG nickname)

Deutsche Bank (literally, “German Bank") was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. There are several offices in New York City. Deutsche Bank is probably known to most New Yorkers for the former Deutsche Bank building opposite the World Trade Center; it was damaged in the September 11, 2001 attacks, but took a decade to be torn down.

Deutsche Bank AG (for “Aktiengesellschaft,” meaning a company with limited shares) is officially known as “DB AG” or “DBAG.” The obvious nickname for Deutsche Bank is “D-Bag” (for “douchebag"), but it appears that “D-Bag” in this slang sense has been infrequently used.

Deutsche Bank is often mispronounced or nicknamed “Douche Bank” (cited in print since at least 2004)—another unfortunate “douchebag” reference.


Wikipedia: Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank AG (literally “German Bank”; pronounced [ˈdɔʏtʃə ˈbaŋk]) is a global financial service company with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The investment bank division is head-quartered in London, United Kingdom. The bank employs more than 100,000 people in 74 countries, and has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the emerging markets.

Deutsche Bank has offices in major financial centers including New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Moscow, Amsterdam, Toronto, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Mumbai. Furthermore, the bank is investing in expanding markets, such as the Middle East, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific.

The bank offers financial products and services for corporate and institutional clients along with private and business clients. Services include sales, trading, and origination of debt and equity; mergers and acquisitions (M&A); risk management products, such as derivatives, corporate finance, wealth management, retail banking, fund management, and transaction banking.

Deutsche Bank USA
Deutsche Bank opened its first branch in NY in 1979 and was the first German bank to list on the NYSE (in October 2001). Deutsche Bank is the only investment bank physically located on Wall Street and one of the largest foreign-based employers in New York City. In the United States, it has over 11,000 employees in 28 states and 90 cities.

Wikipedia: Aktiengesellschaft
Aktiengesellschaft (German pronunciation: [ˈaktsiənɡəzɛlʃaft]; abbreviated AG) is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i.e. owned by shareholders, and may be traded on a stock market. The term is used in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Acronym Finder
What does DBAG stand for?
Abbr. Meaning
DBAG Deutsche Bank AG

Urban Dictionary
DBAG
An abbreviation for Deutsche Bank AG, a German bank. The bank does not resent being called this - they actually use it in their official legal documents.
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by Nick D Mar 3, 2008

WallStreetOasis.com
DBAG private equity
by MarginCalling HF on 2/24/10 at 5:03am
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COMMENTS
bro, Deutsche Bank AG is also
by monkeyface ST on 2/24/10 at 10:01am
bro, Deutsche Bank AG is also DBAG

New York (NY) Times—City Room
January 12, 2011, 2:44 pm
10 Years After 9/11, Deutsche Bank Tower Vanishes
By DAVID W. DUNLAP
The 41-story former Deutsche Bank building opposite the World Trade Center site is now the one-story former Deutsche Bank building.

Within a month, it should be down to zero; the last and largest of the 9/11 structural remnants to be cleared away, almost a full decade after it was seriously damaged in the attack and six years after the first of many promised completion dates.

The deconstruction project has spanned the administration of four governors, resulted in the death of two firefighters, cost nearly $160 million, riveted neighbors with fear of asbestos or other contaminants, revealed partial human remains from 9/11, darkened surrounding streets with tunnel-like sidewalk sheds and delayed progress on the overall redevelopment of the trade center, just across Liberty Street.

Business Insider
DEUTSCHE BANK: It Will Take Two Years To Sell America’s Excess Homes
Gregory White | Mar. 21, 2011, 4:01 PM
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COMMENTS
avis on Mar 21, 4:16 PM said:
More BS from DOUCHE bank. 2 yrs to clear the inventories? Douchebags there must be talking to NAR realtors.
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budanee (URL) on Mar 25, 11:07 AM said:
Two years?? They are dreaming. We are going sideways for a long long time. Some areas are going to be lucky to clear excess inventory in the next ten years. Remember shadow inventory? It’s still there! And if the D-bag economists have not noticed, the situation on main street is getting worse, not better.

(Trademark)
Word Mark DEUTSCHE BANK
Translations The English translation of the German word “DEUTSCHE” is “German”.
Goods and Services IC 036. US 102. G & S: banking services. FIRST USE: 18700000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19780000
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74331939
Filing Date November 17, 1992
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 27, 1993
Registration Number 1782926
Registration Date July 20, 1993
Owner (REGISTRANT) Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft CORPORATION FED REP GERMANY Taunusanlage 12 D 6000 Frankfurt FED REP GERMANY
Attorney of Record Robert W. Sacoff
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “BANK” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20031020.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20031020
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