1. At the end of December, 107, the direct risk balance of foreign debts of domestic banks was US$406 billion, a decrease of 0.30% from the end of September 2007 (Schedule 1), mainly due to the decrease in claims of non-bank private sector and banking sector.
2. Since some of the direct debtors and their final debtors or guarantors belonged to different countries, after the risk transfer, the net risk at the end of December 2007 was US$388.2 billion, a decrease of 0.41% from the end of September 2007 (Schedule 2).
3. The direct risk content of foreign claims at the end of December 2007 is as follows:
(1) According to the departmental analysis, the non-bank private sector accounted for 62.45%, the bank accounted for 29.55%, and the public sector accounted for 7.99% (Schedule 1).
(2) According to the analysis of country categories, the developed countries accounted for 51.87%, and the developing countries and overseas centers accounted for 24.28% and 23.24% respectively (Schedule 3).
(3) According to the difference analysis, the Asia and Pacific region accounted for 47.28%, followed by the Americas and the Caribbean, accounting for 29.86%, and the European region, 19.97% (Schedule 3).
4. The top ten countries (regions) of direct credit risk of foreign creditors at the end of December, 107. The Bank of the United States, China, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Japan, Australia, Cayman Islands, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the British West Indies US$302.6 billion (Schedule 4), accounting for 74.52% of the direct risk balance of foreign claims in China.
5. The direct risk to mainland China at the end of December 2007 was $44.9 billion, with a final risk of $66.6 billion, an increase of $500 million (or 1.19%) and a decrease of $2.6 billion (or 3.80%) from the end of September 2007, respectively
Source: Central Bank Of the Republic Of China (Taiwan)