1. At the end of September 2007, the direct risk balance of foreign debts of domestic banks was US$407.2 billion, an increase of 1.39% (Schedule 1) from the end of June 2007, mainly due to the increase in non-bank private sector claims.
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 September 2007 was $389.8 billion, an increase of 1.19% from the end of June 2007 (Schedule 2).
3. The analysis of the direct risk content of foreign claims at the end of September 2007 is as follows:
(1) According to the departmental analysis, the private sector of non-banks accounted for 63.13%, followed by banks with 29.92% and the public sector at 6.94% (Schedule 1).
(2) According to the analysis of country categories, the developed countries accounted for 51.31%, and the overseas centers and developing countries accounted for 24.09% and 23.99% respectively (Schedule 3).
(3) According to the difference analysis, the Asia and Pacific region accounted for 47.41%, followed by the Americas and the Caribbean, accounting for 28.67%, and the European region, 20.92% (Schedule 3).
Fourth, the top ten countries (regions) of direct credit risk of domestic credits at the end of September, 2007 are the United States, China, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Cayman Islands, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the British West Indies. US$302.5 billion (Schedule 4), accounting for 74.29% of the direct risk balance of foreign debt in China.
5. The direct risk to mainland China at the end of September 2007 was $44.3 billion, with a final risk of $69.2 billion, which was $300 million (or 0.66%) and $1.5 billion (or 2.19%) lower than the end of June 2007.
Source: Central Bank Of the Republic Of China (Taiwan)