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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: August 31, 2016             

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of July 31, 2016, there were 63 OBUs with total assets of US$193.647 billion, an increase of US$1.208 billion or 0.6% 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)

165.848

27.799

193.647

% of combined assets

85.6%

14.4%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of  July, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$77.151 billion or 39.8% of total assets. The main sources of funds were vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$85.907 billion or 44.4% of total liabilities. The uses and sources of funds are summarized as follows:

Uses of Funds

Sources of Funds

Item

Amount

%

Item

Amount

%

Discounts and Loans

Securities investments

Due from banks

Nostro account – head office & branches

Other assets

77.151

41.167

40.209

23.585

11.535

39.8

21.3

20.8

12.2

5.9

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

85.907

69.029

21.484

14.876

2.351

44.4

35.6

11.0

7.8

1.2

Total

193.647

100.0

Total

193.647

100.0

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of July 31, Asia was the main destination and origin of funds. The following table provides a geographical breakdown:

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

55

61

America

29

27

Europe

10

5

Other regions

6

7

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of July 2016 was US$77.151 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

50.393

99.5%

Short-term

26.357

Local

All terms

0.401

0.5%

Total

77.151

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                  (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

37.371

7.855

7.304

52.530

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in July 2016 were US$29.771 billion and US$27.932 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in July 2016 was US$23.720 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                           (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

17.737

Futures

4.269

Swaps

1.078

Margin account trading

0.399

Forward contracts

0.184

Credit derivatives

0.053

Total

23.720

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on September  30, 2016.