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  • Preliminary Earnings of Foreign Bank Branches , 2019

    April 9, 2020

    Foreign banks operated 36 branches in Korea at the end of 2019, and the aggregate assets of the branches increased KRW32.4 trillion or 11.8 % to KRW305.2 trillion from the previous year. In particular, the foreign bank branches’ derivative assets soared KRW14.3 trillion. Also, securities and cash and deposits increased KRW7.7 trillion and KRW0.4 trillion, respectively, between 2018 and 2019.

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  • Financial Holding Companies Earnings, 2019

    April 6, 2020

    The number of financial holding companies (FHCs) was ten as of year end 2019. Compared to the same period a year ago, the number of subsidiary units increased 34 to 243 and that of offices also increased from 7,204 to 8,622. Accordingly, the number of employees grew by 27.2 % to 154,127 from a year earlier.

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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, February 2020

    March 31, 2020

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in February 2020 came to KRW17.1368 trillion in total, up KRW5.9312 trillion from a month earlier. Furthermore, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond in February totaled KRW126.8209 trillion, up KRW5.2323 trillion from the same period a month ago.

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  • Credit Card Companies' Earnings 2019

    March 30, 2020

    As of year end 2019, the number of credit cards issued by credit card companies (CCCs) and banks came to KRW110.97 million, 5.6% greater than the same period a year earlier. In addition, dormant credit cards cards1 increased 21.1% from 8.71 million to 10.55 million at the end of 2019. When it came to check (debit) cards, the cumulative number of issued cards came to 110.94 million in total, 0.6% less than a year ago.

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  • Earnings and Localization of Domestic Banks’ Overseas Businesses, 2019

    March 25, 2020

    Domestic banks were operating in 39 countries through 57 subsidiaries, 81 branches and 57 offices at the end of 2019. Most of the overseas operations were concentrated in Asia, accounting for 69.2% of the total, followed by the Americas (13.8%), Europe (12.8%) and other regions including Oceania and Africa (4.1%).

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  • Real Estate Trust Companies’ Earnings, 2019

    March 24, 2020

    Assets under management (AUM) of 14 real estate trust companies totaled KRW230.6 trillion at the end of 2019, up KRW23.8 trillion or 11.5% from KRW206.8 trillion a year ago. When it came to land trusts, the AUM increased from KRW64.9 trillion to KRW70.8 trillion. In particular, the AUM growth resulted from administration-type land trust growing by KRW5.9 trillion from the same period a year ago. Collateral trusts also expanded KRW19.2 trillion or 15.4% to KRW144.2 trillion. By contrast, brokerage trusts decreased KRW1.2 trillion or 15.0% to KRW6.8 trillion as well as disposition trusts fell KRW0.1 trillion or 1.6% to KRW6.1 trillion during the period.

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  • Savings Banks’ Earnings, 2019

    March 23, 2020

    The aggregate assets of 79 savings banks came to KRW77.1 trillion at the end of 2019, up KRW7.6 trillion or 11.0% from KRW69.5 trillion at the end of 2018. In particular, loans increased KRW5.9 trillion or 10.0% from KRW59.1 trillion to KRW65.0 trillion during the same period. Meanwhile, shareholders’ equity grew KRW1.3 trillion or 16.1% to KRW9.0 trillion. Compared to the previous year, retained gains have risen KRW1.2723 trillion and secondary offerings expanded KRW142.7 billion, which contributed to the growth in shareholders’ equity.

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  • Capital Ratios of Banks and Bank Holding Companies, 2019

    March 19, 2020

    Domestic banks’ total capital ratio was 15.25% as of year-end 2019. The Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 13.20% as well as the common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 12.54%. All the capital ratios decreased from the same period a year ago but remained well above the regulatory standards. Compared to a year earlier, a total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW9.5 trillion while risk-weighted assets expanded KRW78.1 trillion. Meanwhile, the leverage ratio stood at 6.51% at the end of 2019.

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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, 2019

    March 17, 2020

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for 2019 came to KRW5.3367 trillion, down KRW1.9496 trillion or 26.8% from the same period a year earlier. Net income for life insurance companies decreased KRW918.5 billion or 22.8% to KRW3.1140 trillion. Also, nonlife insurance companies’ net income fell KRW1.0311 trillion or 31.7% to KRW2.2227 trillion.

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  • Securities and Futures Trading Companies Earnings 2019

    March 16, 2020

    Securities companies reported net income of KRW 4.9104 t rillion for 2019, up KRW743.7
    billion or 17.8% from KRW4.1667 trillion a year earlier. The return on equity (ROE) for
    the year stood at 8.3%, 0.6%p higher than the same period a year ago.

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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks' WD Loans, January 2020

    March 16, 2020

    The delinquency rate of domestic banks’ won denominated (WD) loans classified as
    the percentage of loans with principal of interest payment past due by at least one
    month as of end January 2020 stood at 0. 41 %, up 0.04%p from a month ago and down
    0. 04 %p from a year ago. In January , the amount of newly delinquent loan s exceeded that
    of the amount of resolved loans, which contributed to the month on month increase in the
    delinquency rate.

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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, February 2020

    March 16, 2020

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW3.2250 of listed stocks but bought a net KRW570.0
    billion of listed bonds in February 2020. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came
    to KRW545.1 trillion in total, 33.7% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond
    holdings totaled KRW128.7 trillion, representing 6.9% of total listed bonds.

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  • Asset Management Companies’ Earnings, 2019

    March 11, 2020

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by 292 asset management companies came to KRW1,136.5 trillion in total at the end of 2019, up KRW117.8 trillion or 11.6% from KRW1,018.7 trillion a year ago.

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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, 2019

    March 9, 2020

    Preliminary figures on bank loans classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for 2019 showed that the ratio stood at 0.77%, down 0.09%p from 0.86% three months earlier and also down 0.20%p from 0.97% a year earlier.

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  • Bank Earnings, 2019

    March 5, 2020

    Domestic banks preliminarily reported net income of KRW14.4 trillion for 2019, down KRW1.2 trillion or 7.7% from KRW15.6 trillion a year ago. When it came to income, interest income and non-interest income grew by KRW0.2 trillion and KRW1.0 trillion, respectively, from the same period a year earlier. In case of expense, selling and administrative expenses increased KRW0.8 trillion. However, loan loss expenses decreased KRW0.6 trillion as well as income tax shrank KRW0.1 trillion compared to the previous year.

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