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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, January 2021

    February 23, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in January 2021 came in at KRW15.4723 trillion in total, up KRW1.6611 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW108.1776 trillion in January 2021, down KRW13.1329 trillion from a month ago.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks' WD Loans, December 2020

    February 9, 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-December 2020 stood at 0.28%, down 0.07% from a month earlier and also down 0.09%p from a year earlier. In December, the amount of newly delinquent loans shrank by KRW0.2 trillion from the previous month while that of resolved loans expanded KRW1.1 trillion. This mainly contributed to the month-on-month decrease in the delinquency rate.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, January 2021

    February 8, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW2.6500 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW1.1580 trillion of listed bonds in January 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW787.9 trillion in total, 31.6% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW151.5 trillion, representing 7.4% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Issuance of Asset-Backed Securities, 2020

    January 29, 2021

    The amount of asset-backed securities (ABS) issued in 2020 came in at KRW79.1 trillion in total, up KRW27.4 trillion or 53.0% from KRW51.7 trillion a year earlier. The Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) expanded mortgage-backed securities (MBS) by KRW20.5 trillion from the same period a year ago, which mostly contributed to the year-on-year growth in the ABS issuance. In addition, financial companies and non-financial companies increased their issuance by KRW5.4 trillion and KRW1.5 trillion, respectively, from a year ago.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, 2020

    January 27, 2021

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in 2020 came to KRW194.4832 trillion in total, up KRW18.9833 trillion or 10.8% from the same period a year ago. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW1,401.0141 trillion in 2020, down KRW110.9924 trillion or 7.3% from a year earlier.

     
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  • Delinquency Rate of Domestic Banks' WD Loans, November 2020

    January 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 November 2020 remained the same as a month earlier by standing at 0.34% but down 0.14%p from a year earlier. In November, the amount of newly delinquent loans decreased KRW0.3 trillion from a month ago while that of resolved loans increased KRW0.4 trillion.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, December 2020

    January 11, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW2.6880 trillion of listed stocks and a net KRW194.0 billion of listed bonds in December 2020. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW764.3 trillion in total, 31.4% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW150.1 trillion, representing 7.3% of total listed bonds.

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

    December 31, 2020

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies as of end-September 2020 stood at 283.9%, up 7.5%p from 276.4% three months earlier.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, November 2020

    December 30, 2020

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in November 2020 came to KRW16.2838 trillion in total, down KRW4.4006 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW138.5490 trillion, up KRW15.4330 trillion from a month earlier.

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

    December 14, 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-October 2020 stood at 0.34%, up 0.04%p from a month ago but down 0.12%p from a year ago. The amount of newly delinquent loans increased KRW0.3 trillion from a month earlier, and that of resolved loans shrank KRW0.6 trillion. This contributed to the month-on-month increase in the delinquency rate in October.

     
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  • Capital Ratios of Banks and Bank Holding Companies, Third Quarter 2020

    December 8, 2020

    Domestic banks’ total capital ratio was 16.02 as of end September 2020. The Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 14.02 % as well as the common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio was seen at 13.40 %. All the capital ratios have risen from three months earlier and remained well above the regulatory standards. Compared to three months ago, a total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW 9.0 trillion while risk weighted assets plummeted by KRW99.2 trillion. Meanwhile, the leverage ratio stood at 6. 50 % at the end of September 2020.

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

    December 7, 2020

    Securities companies reported KRW2.1687 trillion in net income for the third quarter of 2020, up KRW351.3 billion or 19.3% from the previous quarter. Return on equity (ROE) for the July-to-September period stood at 7.0%, up from 6.6% a year earlier.

     
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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, November 2020

    December 7, 2020

    Foreign investors bought a net KRW6.1250 trillion of listed stocks and sold a net KRW913.0 billion of listed bonds in November 2020. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW675.2 trillion in total, 30.8% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW150.2 trillion, representing 7.3% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • FSS Holds 2020 Busan Financial Hub Convention on International Marine Finance

    December 4, 2020

    The Financial Supervisory Service held the 2020 Busan Financial Hub Convention on International Marine Finance jointly with Busan Metropolitan City on December 4, 2020. 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 and this year it adopted an online seminar method (webinar) because of the coronavirus pandemic.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies' Earnings, Third Quarter 2020

    December 2, 2020

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by 324 asset management companies came to KRW1,193.2 trillion in total as of end-September 2020, up KRW6.7 trillion or 0.6% from KRW1,186.5 trillion three months earlier.

     
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