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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: November 30, 2016         

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of October 31, 2016, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$193.790 billion, a decrease of US$1.353 billion or 0.7% 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

24

62

Total assets (USD billions)

167.902

25.888

193.790

% of combined assets

86.6%

13.4%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of October, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$77.065 billion or 39.8% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$85.200 billion or 44.0% 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

77.065

44.018

39.674

22.968

10.065

39.8

22.7

20.4

11.9

5.2

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

85.200

70.386

21.824

13.689

2.691

44.0

36.3

11.2

7.1

1.4

Total

193.790

100.0

Total

193.790

100.0

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of October 31, 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

11

4

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 October 2016 was US$77.065 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

50.589

99.6%

Short-term

26.188

Local

All terms

0.288

0.4%

Total

77.065

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

29.233

6.421

7.595

43.249

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in October 2016 were US$28.027 billion and US$26.775 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in October 2016 was US$21.721 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                           (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

16.237

Futures

2.819

Swaps

2.409

Margin account trading

0.249

Credit derivatives

0.007

Total

21.721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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