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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: December 30, 2016          

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of November 30, 2016, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$193.496 billion, a decrease of US$0.294 billion or 0.2% 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

24

62

Total assets (USD billions)

166.140

27.356

193.496

% of combined assets

85.9%

14.1%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of November, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$77.618 billion or 40.1% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$81.017 billion or 41.9% 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

77.618

43.242

37.592

24.868

10.176

40.1

22.3

19.4

12.9

5.3

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

81.017

70.677

25.521

13.672

2.609

41.9

36.5

13.2

7.1

1.3

Total

193.496

100.0

Total

193.496

100.0

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of November 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 November 2016 was US$77.618 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

50.945

99.5%

Short-term

26.307

Local

All terms

0.366

0.5%

Total

77.618

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

43.437

14.990

12.240

70.667

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in November 2016 were US$35.483 billion and US$33.012 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in November 2016 was US$26.229 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

18.357

Swaps

4.150

Futures

3.236

Margin account trading

0.451

Credit derivatives

0.035

Total

26.229

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on January  26, 2017.