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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                            Release Date: December 29, 2017                                     

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of November 30, 2017, there were 61 OBUs with total assets of US$199.315 billion, an increase of US$2.636 billion or 1.3% 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

23

61

Total assets (USD billions)

176.385

22.930

199.315

% of combined assets

88.5%

11.5%

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$80.210 billion or 40.2% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$87.639 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

80.210

53.112

30.495

26.694

8.804

40.2

26.6

15.3

13.4

4.5

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Other liabilities

Due to banks

Equity of head office

87.639

77.116

16.019

15.259

3.282

44.0

38.7

8.1

7.6

1.6

Total

199.315

100.0

Total

199.315

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

64

America

30

24

Europe

9

4

Other regions

7

8

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding discounts and loans made by all OBUs at the end of November 2017 was US$80.210 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

51.379

99.1%

Short-term

28.070

Local

All terms

0.761

0.9%

Total

80.210

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

28.103

8.060

10.344

46.507

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in November 2017 were US$40.970 billion and US$38.821 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in November 2017 was US$25.506 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                           (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Futures

12.934

Options

10.120

Swaps

2.260

Margin account trading

0.185

Credit derivatives

0.007

Total

25.506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on January 31, 2018.