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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, September 2019

    October 14, 2019

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW915.0 billion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW1.4160 trillion of listed bonds in September, 2019.The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came to KRW555.8 trillion, 33.6% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings came to KRW127.2 trillion, representing 7.0% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Financial Holding Companies’ Earnings, First Half 2019

    September 30, 2019

    The number of financial holding companies (FHCs) was ten as of end-June 2019. The number of subsidiary units increased 28 to 237 compared to the end of 2018, and that of offices also increased from 7,204 to 8,611. As a result, the number of employees grew by 21.1% to 152,074 from six months earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, August 2019

    September 30, 2019

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in August 2019 came to KRW14.5413 trillion in total, down KRW2.5118 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond in August totaled KRW129.4444 trillion, down KRW8.5042 trillion from a month ago.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks’ WD Loans, July 2019

    September 24, 2019

    The delinquency rate of domestic banks’ won-denominated (WD) loans—calculated as the percentage of loans with principal or interest payment past due by at least one month—as of end-July 2019 stood at 0.45%, up 0.04%p from 0.41% a month earlier and down 0.11%p from 0.56% a year earlier. In July 2019, the amount of newly delinquent loans exceeded that of resolved loans, which led to the month-on-month increase in the delinquency rate of the domestic banks’ WD loans.

     
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  • Insurance Companies’ Risk-based Capital Ratios, June 2019

    September 23, 2019

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies at the end of June 2019 stood at 282.4%, up 8.5%p from 273.9% three months earlier.

     
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  • Credit-specialized Finance Companies’ Earnings, First Half 2019

    September 20, 2019

    At the end of June 2019, there were 100 credit-specialized financial companies (CSFCs) excluding credit card companies, and their aggregate assets increased KRW15.5 trillion or 11.3% to KRW152.6 trillion compared to the same period a year earlier. Inherent business assets grew KRW4.8 trillion to KRW58.3 trillion as assets increased in every relevant business category, such as facility leasing, installment financing and venture capital business. Loan assets also expanded from KRW65.7 trillion to KRW71.7 trillion mainly due to the growth in business loans.

     
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  • Real Estate Trust Companies’ Earnings, First Half 2019

    September 10, 2019

    Eleven real estate trust companies preliminarily reported net income of KRW263.3 billion for the first half of 2019, down KRW22.0 billion or 7.7% from the same period a year earlier but up KRW40.9 billion or 18.4% from the previous six months.

     
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  • Securities and Futures Trading Companies’ Earnings, Second Quarter 2019

    September 10, 2019

    Securities companies reported net income of KRW1.3842 trillion for the second quarter 2019, down KRW81.5 billion or 5.6% from KRW1.4657 trillion three months earlier. Furthermore, the return on equity (ROE) for the three months to June stood at 4.96% (9.9% on an annualized basis), down from 5.04% (10.1%) the same period a year earlier.

     
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  • Credit Card Companies’ Earnings, First Half 2019

    September 9, 2019

    As of end-June 2019, the number of credit cards issued by credit card companies (CCCs) and banks came to KRW108.70 million, 6.3% greater than the same period a year earlier. Furthermore, dormant credit cards1 increased 21.4% from 8.22 million to 9.98 million. When it came to check (debit) cards, the cumulative number of issued cards came to 111.78 million in total, 0.3% more than a year earlier. 

     
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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, August 2019

    September 9, 2019

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW2.3430 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW1.7410 trillion of listed bonds in August, 2019. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came to KRW526.5 trillion, 33.3% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings came to KRW125.9 trillion, representing 7.0% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies’ Earnings, Second Quarter 2019

    September 5, 2019

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by 260 asset management companies came to KRW1093.8 trillion at the end of June 2019, up KRW39.9 trillion or 3.8% from KRW1,053.9 trillion three months earlier.

     
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  • Savings Banks’ Earnings, First Half 2019

    September 3, 2019

    The aggregate assets of 79 savings banks came to KRW70.8 trillion in total at the end of June 2019, up KRW1.3 trillion or 1.8% from KRW69.5 trillion at the end of 2018. The uptick was mainly because loans increased from KRW59.2 trillion to KRW60.9 trillion during the period. Shareholders’ equity also expanded by KRW489.5 billion or 6.3% to KRW8.3 trillion. Compared to six months earlier, retained gains have risen by KRW440.3 billion and secondary offerings increased KRW45.2 billion, which contributed to the growth in shareholders’ equity.

     
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  • International Conference “Challenges to Future Finance” and “Global Campus Job Festa” were held

    September 3, 2019

    The Financial Supervisory Service and Ewha Womans University held an international conference and a global job fair at the Ewha Campus Complex (ECC) on September 3, 2019.

     
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  • Earnings of Nonlife Insurance Companies, First Half 2019

    September 2, 2019

    Nonlife insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the first half of 2019 came to KRW1.4850 trillion, down KRW621.9 billion or 29.5% from the same period a year earlier. The magnitude of loss in insurance operation expanded KRW1.1453 trillion to KRW2.2585 trillion, but investment income grew KRW257.2 billion or 6.4% to ㅏKRW4.2927 trillion.

     
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  • Capital Ratios of Banks and Bank Holding Companies, June 2019

    September 2, 2019

    Domestic banks’ total capital ratio was 15.34% as of end-June 2019. In addition, the Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 13.28% as well as the common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 12.71%. All the capital ratios decreased from three months earlier, but remained well above the regulatory standards. Compared to the first quarter of 2019, a total capital of domestic banks increased KRW4.3 trillion while risk-weighted assets grew by KRW34.9 trillion. Meanwhile, the leverage ratio stood at 6.51% at the end of June, down 0.02% from three months earlier.

     
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