HONG KONG Feb 28 Yuan deposits in Hong Kong,
the world's biggest offshore yuan centre, fell 4.4 percent to
522.5 billion yuan ($76.06 billion) in January, the Hong Kong
Monetary Authority said on Tuesday.
Cross-border trade settlement amounted to 271 billion yuan
for the month, compared with 287.6 billion yuan in December.
Hong Kong dollar deposits rose 2 percent in January, while
overall foreign-currency deposits increased by 0.8 percent.
Yuan deposits accounted for 5 percent of Hong Kong's total
deposits in January.
($1 = 6.8696 Chinese yuan)
(Reporting by Michelle Chen; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)