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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: October 31, 2016                                                       

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of September 30, 2016, there were 63 OBUs with total assets of US$195.143 billion, an increase of US$1.607 billion or 0.8% 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)

167.917

27.226

195.143

% of combined assets

86.0%

14.0%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of September, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$77.160 billion or 39.5% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$83.244 billion or 42.7% 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

77.160

43.299

40.026

23.890

10.768

39.5

22.2

20.5

12.2

5.6

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

83.244

71.389

24.381

13.493

2.636

42.7

36.6

12.5

6.8

1.4

Total

195.143

100.0

Total

195.143

100.0

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

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

54

61

America

29

28

Europe

10

4

Other regions

7

7

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of September 2016 was US$77.160 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

50.357

99.7%

Short-term

26.581

Local

All terms

0.222

0.3%

Total

77.160

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

29.696

6.625

10.637

46.958

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in September 2016 were US$33.976 billion and US$30.350 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in September 2016 was US$25.059 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

14.461

Swaps

5.575

Futures

4.675

Margin account trading

0.297

Forward contracts

0.038

Credit derivatives

0.013

Total

25.059

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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