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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: February 24, 2017      

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of January 31, 2017, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$191.213 billion, an increase of US$5.188 billion or 2.8% 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

24

62

Total assets (USD billions)

167.569

23.644

191.213

% of combined assets

87.6%

12.4%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of January, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$77.549 billion or 40.6% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$82.417 billion or 43.1% 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

77.549

44.915

38.427

20.409

9.913

40.6

23.5

20.0

10.7

5.2

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

82.417

69.734

23.909

13.512

1.641

43.1

36.5

12.4

7.1

0.9

Total

191.213

100.0

Total

191.213

100.0

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

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

53

61

America

29

28

Europe

10

4

Other regions

8

7

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of January 2017 was US$77.549 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

51.061

99.5%

Short-term

26.078

Local

All terms

0.410

0.5%

Total

77.549

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

32.015

9.695

10.099

51.809

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in January 2017 were US$33.561 billion and US$32.093 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in January 2017 was US$17.529 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

12.662

Futures

2.830

Swaps

1.643

Margin account trading

0.344

Credit derivatives

0.050

Total

17.529

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on March  31, 2017.