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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                             Release Date: March 31, 2018                                  

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of February 28, 2018, there were 60 OBUs with total assets of US$205.522 billion, a decrease of US$0.419 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

37

23

60

Total assets (USD billions)

181.805

23.717

205.522

% of combined assets

88.5%

11.5%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of February, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and loans, which amounted to US$81.401 billion or 39.6% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$93.884 billion or 45.7% 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

81.401

55.530

30.503

27.268

10.820

39.6

27.0

14.8

13.3

5.3

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Other liabilities

Due to banks

Equity of head office

93.884

79.777

14.958

14.402

2.501

45.7

38.8

7.3

7.0

1.2

Total

205.522

100.0

Total

205.522

100.0

 

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of February 28, Asia was the main destination and origin of funds. The following table provides a geographical breakdown:

                                                                                            (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

54

65

America

30

24

Europe

10

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 February 2018 was US$81.401 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

51.434

99.2%

Short-term

29.321

Local

All terms

0.646

0.8%

Total

81.401

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

26.767

8.411

10.689

45.867

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in February 2018 were US$35.345 billion and US$35.272 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in February 2018 was US$32.783 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Futures

19.977

Options

9.535

Swaps

2.844

Margin account trading

0.399

Credit derivatives

0.028

Total

32.783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on April 30, 2018.