HONG KONG, Sept 30 Yuan deposits in Hong Kong,
the world's biggest offshore yuan centre, fell 2.1 pct to 652.9
billion yuan ($97.89 billion) in August, the Hong Kong Monetary
Authority said on Friday.
Cross-border trade settlement amounted to 398.8 billion yuan
for the month, compared with 407.5 billion yuan in July.
Hong Kong dollar deposits rose 1.9 percent in August, while
overall foreign-currency deposits increased by 0.1 percent.
Yuan deposits accounted for 6.7 percent of Hong Kong's total
deposits in August.
($1 = 6.6695 Chinese yuan)
(Reporting by Michelle Chen; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)