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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: January 26, 2017       

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of December 31, 2016, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$186.025 billion, a decrease of US$7.471 billion or 3.9% 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)

163.966

22.059

186.025

% of combined assets

88.1%

11.9%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of December, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$76.995 billion or 41.4% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$76.490 billion or 41.1% 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

76.995

42.863

34.933

19.587

11.647

41.4

23.0

18.7

10.5

6.4

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

76.490

72.245

21.183

13.648

2.459

41.1

38.8

11.4

7.4

1.3

Total

186.025

100.0

Total

186.025

100.0

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

                                                                                              (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

52

59

America

31

30

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 December 2016 was US$76.995 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

50.898

99.5%

Short-term

25.727

Local

All terms

0.370

0.5%

Total

76.995

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                  (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

29.442

7.895

7.519

44.856

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in December 2016 were US$36.181 billion and US$32.263 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in December 2016 was US$14.315 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

10.343

Swaps

2.103

Futures

1.417

Margin account trading

0.422

Credit derivatives

0.030

Total

14.315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on February  24, 2017.