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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, June 2021

    July 12, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW499.0 billion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW9.3870 trillion of listed bonds in June 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW842.3 trillion in total, 29.9% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW189.0 trillion, representing 8.7% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, May 2021

    June 28, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issued in May 2021 came in at KRW16.3183 trillion in total, down KRW8.5930 trillion from a month earlier. In addition, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW140.1970 trillion in May, KRW8.8960 trillion greater than in the previous month.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks’ WD Loans, April 2021

    June 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-April 2021 was seen at 0.30%, up 0.02%p from a month earlier but down 0.10%p from a year earlier. In April, the amount of newly delinquent loans grew KRW0.2 trillion from the previous month as well as that of resolved loans decreased month on month. This contributed to the increase in the delinquency rate in April.

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

    June 14, 2021

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies as of end-March 2021 stood at 256.0%, down 19.0%p from 275.0% three months earlier.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies' Earnings, First Quarter 2021

    June 8, 2021

    Assets under management (AUM)-sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management-by asset management companies came in at KRW1,237.8 trillion in total as of end March 2021, up KRW40.0 trillion or 3.3% from three months earlier.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, May 2021

    June 7, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW10.1670 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW5.5160 trillion of listed bonds in May 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW820.2 trillion in total, 30.1% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW179.1 trillion, representing 8.3% of total listed bonds.

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

    June 3, 2021

    Securities companies reported preliminary net income of KRW2.9888 trillion for the first quarter of 2021, up KRW1.5870 trillion or 113.2% from three months earlier. Return on equity (ROE) stood at 4.4% (17.4% on an annualized basis) for the first three months, up 3.5%p from 0.9% a year ago.

     
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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, First Quarter 2021

    June 2, 2021

    Preliminary figures on domestic banks’ loan classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for the first quarter of 2021 showed that the ratio stood at 0.62%, down 0.02%p from 0.64% three months earlier and down 0.16%p from 0.78% a year earlier.

     
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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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