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  • Issuance of Asset-Backed Securities, First Half 2020

    July 31, 2020

    The amount of asset-backed securities (ABS) issued in the first half of 2020 came in at KRW43.6 trillion in total, up KRW21.6 trillion or 98.2% from the same period a year ago. The growth was mostly attributable to a greater issuance of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) by the Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC). Compared to a year ago, the KHFC’s MBS issuance increased by KRW18.3 trillion. Furthermore, financial companies and non-financial companies also expanded their issuance by KRW1.7 trillion and KRW1.6 trillion, respectively.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, First Half 2020

    July 29, 2020

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in the first half of 2020 came to KRW91.5122 trillion in total, up KRW3.1946 trillion from the same period a year ago. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond in the first six months of 2020 totaled KRW677.5738 trillion, down KRW17.6224 trillion from a year earlier.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks’ WD Loans, May 2020

    July 13, 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-May 2020 stood at 0.42%, up 0.02%p from a month ago and down 0.08%p from a year ago. In May, the amount of resolved loans decreased by KRW0.3 trillion compared to the previous month while that of newly delinquent loans shrank KRW0.2 trillion. This contributed to the month-on-month growth in the delinquency rate.

     
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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, June 2020

    July 13, 2020

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW420.0 billion of listed stocks but bought a net KRW3.4360 trillion of listed bonds in June 2020. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW541.6 trillion in total, 30.9% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW146.6 trillion, representing 7.4% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Insurance Companies’ Risk-based Capital Ratios, March 2020

    July 1, 2020

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies as of end-March 2020 stood at 267.2%, down 2.4%p from 269.6% three months earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, May 2020

    June 29, 2020

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in May 2020 came to KRW16.0718 trillion in total, up KRW4.5999 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond in May totaled KRW94.9949 trillion, down KRW5.8774 trillion month on month.

     
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  • FSC Identifies D-SIBs for 2021

    June 24, 2020

    The Financial Services Commission identified on June 24, 2020, five bank holding companies (BHC) and five banks as domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) for 2021: Shinhan Financial Group, Hana Financial Group, KB Financial Group, Woori Financial Group, NH Financial Group, Shinhan bank, Woori Bank, KEB Hana bank, KB Kookmin bank and NH bank.

     
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  • Securities and Futures Trading Companies’ Earnings, First Quarter 2020

    June 16, 2020

    Securities companies reported net income of KRW527.4 billion for the first quarter of 2020, down KRW530.3 billion or 50.1% from three months earlier. The return on equity (ROE) for the first three months of 2020 stood at 0.9%, down 1.7%p from the same period a year ago.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks’ WD Loans, April 2020

    June 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-April 2020 stood at 0.40%, up 0.01%p from a month ago and down 0.08%p from a year ago. In April, the amount of newly delinquent loans remained the same as the previous month, but that of resolved loans decreased by KRW0.8 trillion compared to the previous month. This contributed to the month-on-month increase in the delinquency rate.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies’ Earnings, First Quarter 2020

    June 11, 2020
    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by 300 asset management companies came to KRW1,149.4 trillion in total as of end-March 2020, up KRW12.9 trillion or 1.1% from KRW1,136.5 trillion three months earlier. 
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  • Capital Ratios of Banks and Bank Holding Companies, First Quarter 2020

    June 8, 2020

    Domestic banks’ total capital ratio was 14.72% as of end-March 2020. The Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 12.80% as well as the common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 12.16%. All the capital ratios decreased from three months ago but remained well above the regulatory standards. Compared to three months earlier, a total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW2.4 trillion while risk-weighted assets expanded KRW73.0 trillion. Meanwhile, the leverage ratio stood at 6.30% at the end of March 2020.

     
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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, May 2020

    June 8, 2020

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW4.0620 trillion of listed stocks but bought a net KRW2.8210 trillion of listed bonds in May 2020. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came to KRW520.6 trillion in total, 30.9% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW143.1 trillion, representing 7.3% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, First Quarter 2020

    June 2, 2020

    Preliminary figures on banks loans classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for the first quarter 2020 showed that the ratio was seen at 0.78%, up 0.01%p from 0.77% three months earlier and down 0.20%p from 0.98% a year earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, April 2020

    May 28, 2020

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in April 2020 came to KRW11.4719 trillion in total, down KRW4.6436 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond in April totaled KRW100.8723 trillion, down KRW32.3455 trillion from the same period a month ago.

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, First Quarter 2020

    May 26, 2020

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the first three months of 2020 came to KRW1.4662 trillion, down KRW516.5 billion or 26.1% from the same period a year ago. Net income for life insurance companies decreased by KRW485.6 billion or 38.4% to KRW778.2 billion. Also, nonlife insurance companies’ net income fell KRW30.9 billion or 4.3% to KRW688.0 billion from a year ago.

     
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