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

    June 1, 2021

    Domestic banks’ common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 12.85% as of end-March 2021. The Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 13.93% as well as total capital ratio was 15.34% at the end of March 2021. All the capital ratios have risen from three months earlier. Total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW10.1 trillion from three months earlier, and risk-weighted assets expanded by KRW24.1 trillion as well. Meanwhile, leverage ratio stood at 6.48% as of end-March 2021. Tier 1 increased by KRW12.2 trillion compared to three months ago, which contributed to the uptick in leverage ratio.

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, First Quarter 2021

    May 26, 2021

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the first three months of 2021 came in at KRW3.8720 trillion, up KRW2.4058 trillion or 164.1% from KRW1.4662 trillion a year earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, April 2021

    May 25, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in April 2021 came in at KRW24.9113 trillion in total, KRW492.7 billion greater than in the previous month. In addition, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW131.3010 trillion in April, up KRW15.8591 trillion from a month earlier.

     
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  • 32 Business Groups Make the 2021 Main Debtor Group List

    May 20, 2021

    The Financial Supervisory Service announced that it selected 32 heavily indebted business groups for 2021. Under amendments to the Regulations on Supervision of Banking Business, the main debtor groups came to be selected based on total borrowings and the amount of credit provided from banks The selection criteria for 2021 were group wide borrowings in excess of KRW1.9190 trillion and the amount of provided credit in excess of KRW1.1 trillion as of year-end 2020.

     
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  • Bank Earnings, First Quarter 2021

    May 17, 2021

    Domestic banks’ preliminary net income for the first quarter of 2021 expanded KRW2.3 trillion year on year to KRW5.5 trillion based on unusual factors of the Korea Development Bank (KDB). In the first three months, non-interest and non-operating incomes of the KDB increased by KRW0.9 trillion and KRW1.2 trillion, respectively, from the same period a year earlier. Preliminary net income of the 18 domestic banks except the KDB grew KRW0.5 trillion to KRW4.1 trillion during the same period.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, April 2021

    May 14, 2021

    Foreign investors bought a net KRW672.0 billion of listed stocks and a net KRW3.3460 trillion of listed bonds in April 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW822.4 trillion in total, 30.8% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW174.0 trillion, representing 8.1% of total listed bonds.

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

    May 13, 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-March 2021 was seen at 0.28%, down 0.05%p from a month earlier and also down 0.11%p from a year earlier. In March 2021, the amount of resolved loans expanded KRW1.4 trillion from a month ago while newly delinquent loans shrank KRW0.1 trillion. This contributed to month-on-month decrease in the delinquency rate in March.

     
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  • Earnings of Insurance Companies' Overseas Businesses, 2020

    April 26, 2021

    Three life insurance and seven nonlife insurance companies have operated total 35 overseas businesses in 11 countries as of year-end 2020. Most of the overseas businesses were concentrated on the nonlife insurance sector in Asia.

     
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  • Insurance Companies' Risk-based Capital Ratios, December 2020

    April 26, 2021

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies as of end-December 2020 stood at 275.1%, down 8.8%p from 283.9% three months earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, March 2021

    April 26, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in March 2021 came in at KRW24.4186 trillion in total, KRW4.4520 trillion greater than in the previous month. By contrast, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW115.4418 trillion in March, down KRW1.6570 trillion from a month earlier.

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

    April 22, 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-February 2021 stood at 0.33%, up 0.02%p from a month earlier but down 0.10%p from a year earlier. In February 2021, the amount of newly delinquent loans decreased KRW0.3 trillion from a month ago while that of resolved loans remained the same as a month earlier.

     
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  • FSS Holds FSS SPEAKS 2021

    April 20, 2021

    The Financial Supervisory Service holds the FSS SPEAKS 2021, an annual forum for communication and dialogue between foreign financial companies and the FSS, on April 20-21. The annual forum this year adopts a contact-free method—online video conference system, and the FSS is set to live stream the two-day forum on its Youtube and Facebook pages.

     
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  • Earnings of Domestic Securities Firms' Overseas Businesses, 2020

    April 20, 2021

    As of year-end 2020, 13 domestic securities companies were operating 14 countries through 56 subsidiaries and 14 offices. Most of their overseas businesses were concentrated in Asia with 41 subsidiaries and 13 offices.

     
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  • Earnings and Localization of Domestic Banks' Overseas Businesses, 2020

    April 15, 2021

    Domestic banks were operating in 39 countries through 59 subsidiaries, 81 branches and 57 offices as of year end 2020. Most of the overseas operations were concentrated in Asia, accounting for 70.1% of the total, followed by the Americas (13.7%), Europe (12.2%) and other regions including Oceania and Africa (4.1%).

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Foreign Bank Branches, 2020

    April 15, 2021

    Foreign banks operated 36 branches in Korea at the end of December 2020, and the aggregate assets of the branches increased KRW24.9 trillion or 8.1% to KRW330.1 trillion from the same period a year ago. In particular, the foreign bank branches’ derivative assets and securities increased by KRW18.7 trillion and KRW14.7 trillion, respectively, year on year.

     
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