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  • Savings Banks’ Earnings, Third Quarter 2019

    December 5, 2019

    The aggregate assets of 79 savings banks came to KRW74.2 trillion at the end of September 2019, up KRW4.7 trillion or 6.7% from KRW69.5 trillion at the end of 2018. In particular, loans increased KRW3.4 trillion or 5.8% from KRW59.2 trillion to KRW62.6 trillion during the same period. Shareholders’ equity grew KRW919.2 billion or 11.8% to KRW8.7 trillion. Compared to nine months ago, retained gains have risen KRW779.3 billion and secondary offerings expanded KRW140.4 billion, which contributed to the growth in shareholders’ equity.

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

    December 4, 2019

    Domestic banks’ total capital ratio was 15.40% as of end-September 2019. The Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 13.36% as well as the common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 12.76%. All the capital ratios increased from three months earlier and remained well above the regulatory standards. Compared to three months ago, a total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW4.9 trillion while risk-weighted assets expanded KRW26.5 trillion. Meanwhile, the leverage ratio rose to 6.60% from the end of June, 2019.

     
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  • Earnings of Nonlife Insurance Companies, Third Quarter 2019

    December 2, 2019

    Nonlife insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the year to September 2019 came to KRW2.2 trillion in total, down 24.6% from the same period a year earlier.

     
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  • FSS Governor Meets with Heads of Foreign Financial Companies

    December 2, 2019

    Yoon Suk Heun, Governor of the Financial Supervisory Service, held a luncheon meeting with heads of 20 foreign financial companies that operate in Korea at Conrad Seoul on December 2, 2019.

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Life Insurance Companies, Third Quarter 2019

    December 2, 2019

    Life insurance companies posted KRW3.0573 trillion in net income for the year to September, 2019. The preliminary figures decreased KRW981.1 billion or 24.3% from the same period a year earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, October 2019

    November 26, 2019

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in October 2019 came to KRW20.7088 trillion in total, up KRW7.4621 trillion from a month earlier. Furthermore, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond in October totaled KRW137.2325 trillion, up KRW8.8294 trillion from the previous month.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies’ Earnings, Third Quarter 2019

    November 26, 2019

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by 275 asset management companies came to KRW1,114.5 trillion in total at the end of September 2019, up KRW20.7 trillion or 1.9% from KRW1,093.8 trillion three months earlier.

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

    November 25, 2019

    The delinquency rate of domestic banks’ won-denominated (WD) loans—classified as the percentage of loans with principal or interest payment past due by at least one month—as of end-September 2019 stood at 0.44%, down 0.06%p from 0.50% a month earlier and also down 0.10%p from 0.55% a year earlier. In September, the amount of resolved loans exceeded that of newly delinquent loans, which led to the month-on-month decline in the delinquency rate of the domestic banks’ WD loans.

     
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  • Bank Earnings, Third Quarter 2019

    November 14, 2019

    Domestic banks preliminarily reported net income of KRW3.8 trillion for the third quarter of 2019, down KRW0.3 trillion from the same period a year earlier. When it came to income, interest income and non-interest income grew by KRW0.1 trillion and KRW12.1 billion, respectively. In addition, non-operating income increased KRW0.2 trillion from a year ago. In case of expense, selling and administrative expenses were up KRW0.2 trillion as well as loan loss expenses grew KRW0.6 trillion during the same period. By contrast, income tax decreased KRW0.3 trillion.

     
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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, October 2019

    November 11, 2019

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW348.0 billion of listed stocks and a net of KRW189.0 billion in October, 2019. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came to KRW560.6 trillion, 33.2% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings came to KRW126.5 trillion, representing 6.9% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, September 2019

    October 30, 2019

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in September 2019 came to KRW13.2467 trillion in total, down KRW1.2946 trillion from a month earlier. Furthermore, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond in September totaled KRW128.4031 trillion, down KRW1.0413 trillion from the previous month.

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

    October 29, 2019

    The delinquency rate of domestic banks’ won-denominated (WD) loans—classified as the percentage of loans with principal or interest payment past due by at least one month—as of end-August 2019 stood at 0.50%, up 0.05%p from 0.45% a month earlier but down 0.11%p from 0.61% a year earlier. In August, 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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  • Issuance of Asset-Backed Securities, Third Quarter 2019

    October 28, 2019

    The amount of asset-backed securities (ABS) issued for the third quarter of 2019 came to KRW9.6 trillion in total, down KRW1.3 trillion or 11.9% from the same period a year earlier. Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issuance by the Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) came to KRW5.3 trillion (55.2%) of total ABS issuance for the period. Issuance by financial and non-financial companies totaled KRW1.9 trillion (19.8%) and KRW2.4 trillion (25.0%), respectively, in the July-to-September period.

     
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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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