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Press Releases

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                                          Release Date: July 29, 2016                             

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of June 30, 2016, there were 63 OBUs with total assets of US$192.439 billion, an increase of US$2.266 billion or 1.2% from the previous month. The breakdown of the information in terms of domestic and foreign banks is shown in the table below:

Item

Domestic Bank

Foreign Bank

Total

Number of OBUs

38

25

63

Total assets (USD billions)

163.244

29.195

192.439

% of combined assets

84.8%

15.2%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of  June, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$78.055 billion or 40.6% of total assets. The main sources of funds were vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$83.800 billion or 43.5% of total liabilities. The uses and sources of funds are summarized as follows:

                                                                                                                (USD billions, % of total assets/liabilities)

Uses of Funds

Sources of Funds

Item

Amount

%

Item

Amount

%

Discounts and Loans

Due from banks

Securities investments

Nostro account – head office & branches

Other assets

78.055

40.457

38.143

23.694

12.090

40.6

21.0

19.8

12.3

6.3

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

83.800

69.179

22.841

14.354

2.265

43.5

35.9

11.9

7.5

1.2

Total

192.439

100.0

Total

192.439

100.0

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of June 30, Asia was the main destination and origin of funds. The following table provides a geographical breakdown:

                                                                                              (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

55

61

America

28

28

Europe

10

5

Other regions

7

6

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of June 2016 was US$78.055 billion, the composition of which is as follows:

Client
Location

Duration

Outstanding Value (USD billions)

% of
Total Discounts and Loans

Overseas

Medium and long-term

50.707

99.7%

Short-term

27.096

Local

All terms

0.252

0.3%

Total

78.055

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover of Foreign Exchange Trading     The data on the turnover of foreign exchange trading by all OBUs for the month of June is provided below:

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

37.724

7.292

8.021

53.037

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in June 2016 were US$38.147 billion and US$34.355 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in June 2016 was US$27.288 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

16.572

Futures

6.163

Swaps

4.008

Margin account trading

0.444

Credit derivatives

0.058

Forwards

0.043

Total

27.288

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on August  31, 2016.