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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: September 30, 2016

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of August 31, 2016, there were 63 OBUs with total assets of US$193.536 billion, a decrease of US$0.111 billion or 0.1% 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)

167.272

26.264

193.536

% of combined assets

86.4%

13.6%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of  August, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$77.228 billion or 39.9% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$84.816 billion or 43.8% 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

Securities investments

Due from banks

Nostro account – head office & branches

Other assets

77.228

42.957

40.706

22.214

10.431

39.9

22.2

21.1

11.5

5.3

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

84.816

67.974

24.161

14.053

2.532

43.8

35.1

12.5

7.3

1.3

Total

193.536

100.0

Total

193.536

100.0

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

                                                                                              (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

54

62

America

29

27

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 August 2016 was US$77.228 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

50.470

99.7%

Short-term

26.506

Local

All terms

0.252

0.3%

Total

77.228

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                  (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

37.832

7.204

8.086

53.122

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in August 2016 were US$35.172 billion and US$33.311 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in August 2016 was US$22.840 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

15.146

Futures

5.619

Swaps

1.782

Margin account trading

0.216

Credit derivatives

0.043

Forward contracts

0.034

Total

22.840

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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