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  • Issuance of Asset-Backed Securities, 2021

    January 18, 2022

    The amount of asset-backed securities (ABS) issued in 2021 stood at KRW61.7 trillion in total, down KRW17.4 trillion or 22.0% from the same period a year earlier. The Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) decreased its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issuance by KRW12.0 trillion from a year ago. In addition, financial companies and non-financial companies also cut their issuance by KRW2.9 trillion and KRW2.5 trillion, respectively, from a year ago.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks' WD Loans, November 2021

    January 13, 2022

    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-November 2021 stood at 0.25%, up 0.01%p from a month earlier and down 0.09%p from a year earlier. In November, the amount of resolved loans grew KRW0.1 trillion month on month while that of newly delinquent loans remained the same as the previous month.

     
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  • Insurance Companies' Risk-based Capital Ratios, September 2021

    January 11, 2022

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies as of end-September 2021 stood at 254.5%, down 6.4%p from 260.9% three months earlier.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, December 2021

    January 10, 2022

    Foreign investors bought KRW4.3570 trillion of listed stocks and a net KRW5.5550 trillion of listed bonds in December 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW785.2 trillion in total, 28.7% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW214.0 trillion, representing 9.6% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, November 2021

    December 22, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in November 2021 came in at KRW19.4510 trillion, up KRW300.3 billion from a month earlier. In addition, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond surged KRW17.4989 trillion to KRW156.9078 trillion between October and November.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks' WD Loans, October 2021

    December 14, 2021

    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-October 2021 stood at 0.25%, up 0.01%p from a month earlier and down 0.09%p from a year earlier. In October, the amount of newly delinquent loans grew from KRW0.8 trillion to KRW0.9 trillion month on month while that of resolved loans shrank KRW1.1 trillion from a month ago.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, November 2021

    December 13, 2021

    Foreign investors bought KRW2.5380 trillion of listed stocks and a net KRW2.7930 trillion of listed bonds in November 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW734.1 trillion in total, 28.3% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW208.3 trillion, representing 9.3% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies' Earnings, Third Quarter 2021

    December 9, 2021

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by asset management companies came in at KRW1,290.4 trillion in total as of end-September 2021, up KRW21.9 trillion or 1.7% from three months earlier.

     
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  • Capital Ratios of Banks and Bank Holding Companies, Third Quarter 2021

    December 1, 2021

    Domestic banks’ common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 13.40% as of end-September 2021. The Tier 1 capital ratio was 14.55% and total capital ratio 15.90% at the end of September. All the capital ratios have risen from three months earlier. Total capital of the domestic banks expanded KRW10.7 trillion from three months ago, and risk-weighted assets increased KRW37.6 trillion as well. Meanwhile, leverage ratio stood at 6.66% as of end-September. Tier 1 capital increased KRW10.6 trillion from three months earlier, which contributed to the uptick in leverage ratio for the end of September.

     
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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, Third Quarter 2021

    November 30, 2021

    Preliminary figures on domestic banks’ loan classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for the third quarter of 2021 showed that the ratio stood at a record low of 0.51%, down 0.03%p from 0.54% three months earlier and down 0.14%p from 0.65% a year earlier.

     
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  • Securities and Futures Trading Companies' Earnings, Third Quarter 2021

    November 29, 2021

    Securities companies reported preliminary net income of KRW2.5162 trillion in the third quarter of 2021, up KRW238.7 billion or 10.5% from the second quarter. Return on equity (ROE) stood at 10.8% (14.5% on an annualized basis) for the July-to-September period, up 3.8%p three months earlier.

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, September 2021

    November 26, 2021

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the year to September of 2021 came in at KRW7.6305 trillion, up KRW2.0731 trillion or 37.3% from the same period a year ago.

     
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  • FSS and ADB Held Joint Seminar on Response to Climate Change

    November 26, 2021

    The Financial Supervisory Service and Asian Development Bank held a joint seminar by using a contact-free method (webinar) on responses to climate change in the financial sector on November 25, 2021. This webinar was part of APEC Financial Regulators Training Initiative (FRTI) that the FSS and ADB hold on an annual basis. This year, financial supervisory authorities from ten Asian countries participated in the webinar.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, October 2021

    November 23, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in October 2021 came in at KRW19.1507 trillion, down 473.6 billion from a month earlier. By contrast, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond increased KRW2.1683 trillion to KRW139.4089 trillion between September and October.

     
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  • Bank Earnings, Third Quarter 2021

    November 16, 2021

    Domestic banks preliminarily reported net income of KRW4.6 trillion for the third quarter of 2021, up KRW1.1 trillion from KRW3.5 trillion a year earlier. When it came to income, interest income expanded KRW1.3 trillion while non-interest income and non-operating income decreased by KRW0.6 trillion and KRW0.1 trillion, respectively, from the 12 months prior. Meanwhile, as for expense, loan loss expenses decreased KRW1.1 trillion in particular. Selling and administrative expenses, however, grew KRW0.2 trillion year on year.

     
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