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

    November 11, 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-September 2021 stood at 0.24%, down 0.05%p from a month earlier and down 0.07%p from a year earlier. In September, the amount of newly delinquent loans decreased KRW0.2 trillion from the previous month while that of resolved loans grew KRW1.0 trillion month on month.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, October 2021

    November 10, 2021

    Foreign investors sold KRW3.3350 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW2.5170 trillion of listed bonds in October 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW742.2 trillion in total, 27.8% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW205.1 trillion, representing 9.2% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • FSS Holds 2021 Busan Financial Hub Convention on International Marine Finance

    November 1, 2021

    The Financial Supervisory Service holds the 2021 Busan Financial Hub Convention on International Marine Finance jointly with Busan Metropolitan City on November 2, 2021. The international conference has been held annually since 2013 with an aim to promote Busan Metropolitan City as a financial hub which specializes in marine finance. In particular, this year, with other relevant events such as Maritime Conference and Korea Ship Finance Forum, the convention is expanded into Busan Maritime Finance Week, which is to be held from November 2 to November 4.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, September 2021

    October 27, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in September 2021 came in at KRW19.6243 trillion, up KRW264.4 billion from a month earlier. In addition, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond decreased KRW15.0336 trillion to KRW137.2407 trillion between August and September.

     
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  • International Conference "Toward the era of FIN; Finance, Industry, Nature" and Green Job Fair were held

    October 26, 2021

    The Financial Supervisory Service and Ewha Womans University jointly held an international conference centering on ESG and green finance and a job fair at the Ewha Campus Complex (ECC) on October 26, 2021. The conference and job fair this year adopted a contact-free method—online video conference system, and the FSS was set to live stream the whole event on its Youtube and Facebook pages.

     
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  • Issuance of Asset-Backed Securities, Third Quarter 2021

    October 19, 2021

    The amount of asset-backed securities (ABS) issued in the third quarter of 2021 stood at KRW12.8 trillion in total, down KRW5.9 trillion or 31.5% from the same period a year ago. The Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) decreased its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issuance by KRW3.2 trillion from a year earlier. In addition, financial companies and non-financial companies also cut their issuance by KRW1.7 trillion and KRW0.9 trillion, respectively, from a year earlier.

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

    October 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-August 2021 stood at 0.28%, up 0.01%p from a month earlier and down 0.09%p from a year earlier. In August, the amount of newly delinquent loans grew KRW0.1 trillion from the previous month while that of resolved loans increased KRW0.2 trillion month on month.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, September 2021

    October 14, 2021

    Foreign investors bought a net KRW2.5050 trillion of listed stocks and a net KRW5.1720 trillion of listed bonds in September 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW769.2 trillion in total, 28.1% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW203.6 trillion, representing 9.2% of total listed bonds.

     
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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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