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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, August 2021

    September 24, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in August 2021 came in at KRW19.3599 trillion, down KRW1.6615 trillion from a month earlier. In addition, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond increased KRW15.3793 trillion to KRW152.2743 trillion between July and August.

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

    September 23, 2021

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies as of end-June 2021 stood at 260.9%, up 5.0%p from 255.9% three months earlier.

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

    September 16, 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 July 2021 stood at 0.27%, up 0.02%p from a month earlier and down 0.09%p fro m a year earlier. In July, the amount of newly delinquent loans grew KRW 0.1 trillion from the previous month as well as that of resolved loans decreased KRW1.6 trillion month on month.

     
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  • Credit-specialized Finance Companies’ Earnings, First Half 2021

    September 16, 2021

    As of end-June 2021, there were 114 credit-specialized financial companies (CSFCs) excluding credit card companies. The CSFCs’ aggregate assets came in at KRW193.6 trillion at the end of June 2021, up KRW22.4 trillion or 13.1% from the same period a year earlier. Inherent business assets grew KRW5.2 trillion to KRW69.6 trillion year on year as assets increased in facility leasing and venture capital business. Loan assets also expanded KRW16.1 trillion to KRW95.9 trillion as both business and household loans increased from a year earlier.

     
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  • Credit Card Companies' Earnings, First Half 2021

    September 14, 2021

    As of end-June 2021, the number of credit cards issued by credit card companies (CCCs) and banks came to KRW115.46 million, 2.6% greater than the same period a year earlier. When it came to check (debit) cards, the cumulative number of issued cards came to KRW107.55 million in total, 3.6% less than in the previous year.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, August 2021

    September 13, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW7.8160 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW1.6890 trillion of listed bonds in August 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW797.9 trillion in total, 28.9% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW197.1 trillion, representing 8.9% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Savings Banks’ Earnings, First Half 2021

    September 8, 2021

    The aggregate assets of 79 savings banks came in at KRW102.4 trillion at the end of June 2021, up KRW10.4 trillion or 11.3% from KRW92.0 trillion at the end of December 2020. In particular, loans expanded KRW10.4 trillion or 13.4% from KRW77.6 trillion to KRW88.0 trillion. Meanwhile, shareholders’ equity grew KRW1.6trillion or 11.1% from KRW10.4 trillion to KRW11.5 trillion. Retained gains grew by KRW0.9 trillion, which contributed to the growth in shareholders’ equity.

     
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  • Financial Holding Companies Earnings, First Half 2021

    September 7, 2021

    The number of domestic financial holding companies (FHCs) was ten as of end-June 2021. Compared to six months earlier, the number of subsidiary units increased from 264 to 277.

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

    September 3, 2021

    Securities companies reported preliminary net income of KRW2.3172 trillion for the second quarter of 2021, down KRW677.1 billion or 22.6% from the first. Return on equity (ROE) stood at 7.5% (15.0% on an annualized basis) for the April-to-June period, up 3.8%p from 3.7% three months earlier.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies' Earnings, Second Quarter 2021

    September 2, 2021

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by asset management companies came in at KRW1,268.5 trillion in total as of end-June 2021, up KRW30.7 trillion or 2.5% from three months earlier.

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

    September 1, 2021

    Domestic banks’ common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 13.15% as of end-June 2021. The Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 14.29%, and total capital ratio was 15.65% at the end of June. All the capital ratios have risen from the three months prior. Total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW12.0 trillion from three months earlier, and risk-weighted assets expanded KRW40.6 trillion as well. Meanwhile, leverage ratio stood at 6.60% as of end-June 2021. Tier 1 capital increased KRW12.3 trillion from three months ago, which contributed to the uptick in leverage ratio.

     
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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, Second Quarter 2021

    August 31, 2021

    Preliminary figures on domestic banks’ loan classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for the second quarter of 2021 showed that the ratio stood at a record low of 0.54%, down 0.08%p from 0.62% three months earlier and down 0.17%p from 0.71% a year earlier.

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, First Half 2021

    August 30, 2021

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the first half of 2021 came in at KRW5.6770 trillion, up KRW1.8887 trillion or 49.9% from a year earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, July 2021

    August 24, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in July 2021 came in at KRW21.0214 trillion, down KRW657.6 billion from a month earlier. In addition, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond decreased KRW10.0464 trillion to KRW136.8950 trillion between June and July.

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

    August 19, 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-June 2021 was seen at a record low of 0.25%, down 0.06%p from a month earlier and down 0.08%p from a year earlier. In June, the amount of newly delinquent loans decreased KRW0.2 trillion from the previous month as well as that of resolved loans in creased by KRW1.3 trillion month on month.

     
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