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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, October 2020

    November 30, 2020

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in October 2020 came to KRW20.6844 trillion in total, up KRW3.4010 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW123.1160 trillion, down KRW1.6416 trillion from a month earlier.

     
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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, Third Quarter 2020

    November 26, 2020

    Preliminary figures on domestic banks’ loans classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for the third quarter 2020 showed that the ratio stood at 0.65%, down 0.06%p from 0.71% three months earlier and down 0.20%p from 0.86% a year earlier.

     
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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, September 2020

    November 24, 2020

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the year to September 2020 came to KRW5.5747 trillion, up KRW319.5 billion or 6.1% from the same period a year earlier.

     
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  • Savings Banks’ Earnings, Third Quarter 2020

    November 19, 2020

    The aggregate assets of 79 savings banks came to KRW85.3 trillion at the end of September 2020, up KRW8.1 trillion or 10.6% from KRW77.2 trillion at the end of 2019. In particular, loans expanded 12.6% from KRW65.0 trillion to KRW73.2 trillion during the same period. In addition, shareholders’ equity grew KRW920.0 billion or 10.2% from KRW9.0 trillion to KRW10.0 trillion. Retained gains increased KRW85.30 billion compared to the end of 2019, which contributed to the growth in shareholders’ equity.

     
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  • Bank Earnings, Third Quarter 2020

    November 12, 2020

    Domestic banks preliminarily reported net income of KRW3.5 trillion for the third quarter of 2020, down KRW0.3 trillion or 7.1% from KRW3.7 trillion three months earlier. When it came to income, interest and non-interest incomes increased by KRW0.1 trillion and KRW0.2 trillion, respectively, from the previous quarter while non-operating income shrank by KRW0.6 trillion. In terms of expense, administrative expenses grew KRW0.1 trillion quarter on quarter. However, loan loss expenses decreased KRW20.4 billion from three months ago.

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

    November 12, 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-September 2020 stood at 0.30%, down 0.07%p from a month ago and down 0.14%p from a year ago. The amount of newly delinquent loans decreased KRW0.1 trillion from a month earlier, but that of resolved loans jumped KRW1.7 trillion. This contributed to the month-on-month decrease in the delinquency rate in September.

     
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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, October 2020

    November 9, 2020

    Foreign investors bought a net KRW1.3580 trillion of listed stocks and a net KRW208.0 billion of listed bonds in October 2020. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW584.8 trillion in total, 30.4% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW150.7 trillion, representing 7.4% of total listed bonds.

     
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  • Issuance of Asset-Backed Securities, Third Quarter 2020

    October 30, 2020

    The amount of asset-backed securities (ABS) issued in the third quarter of 2020 came in at KRW18.7 trillion in total, up KRW9.1 trillion or 95.4% from the same period a year earlier. The Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) expanded mortgage-backed securities (MBS) by KRW5.3 trillion from a year ago, which mostly contributed to the growth in the ABS issuance in July-to-September period. Also, financial companies and non-financial companies expanded their issuance by KRW3.2 trillion and KRW0.6 trillion, respectively, from a year ago.

     
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  • Corporate Debt and Equity Issues, September 2020

    October 28, 2020

    Corporate financing through debt and equity issues in September 2020 came to KRW17.2834 trillion in total, up KRW2.1507 trillion from a month earlier. Meanwhile, corporate financing through issuance of commercial paper (CP) and short-term electronic bond totaled KRW124.7576 trillion, up KRW13.3843 trillion from a month earlier.

     
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  • FSS and British Embassy in Seoul Signed MOU to Cooperate in the Area of Climate Finance

    October 26, 2020

    The Financial Supervisory Service and the British Embassy in Seoul signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the climate finance sector. Under the MOU, the FSS participates in multilateral initiatives pertaining to climate finance, committing to developing and operating stress testing models for climate changes. The British Embassy supports the climate finance tasks of the FSS and helps to facilitate human exchanges between the FSS and UK institutions. In addition, the MOU provides a basis for mutual cooperation between the FSS and the British Embassy to promote joint research on climate finance to the extent possible. The mutual cooperation is expected to help increase competences in dealing with climate risk and establish a system for soundness supervision regarding climate changes.

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

    October 15, 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-August 2020 stood at 0.38%, up 0.02%p from a month ago and down 0.13%p from a year ago. The amount of newly delinquent loans decreased KRW0.2 trillion from a month earlier, and that of resolved loans shrank KRW0.1 trillion as well. This contributed to the month-on-month decrease in the delinquency rate in August.

     
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  • Foreign Investors’ Stock and Bond Investment, September 2020

    October 12, 2020

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW2.5480 trillion of listed stocks and a net KRW31.0 billion of listed bonds in September 2020. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW598.4 trillion in total, 30.3% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW151.0 trillion, representing 7.5% of total listed bonds.

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

    October 5, 2020

    The risk-based capital ratios (actual solvency capital divided by the minimum solvency capital required) of domestic insurance companies as of end-June 2020 stood at 277.2%, up 10.0%p from 267.2% three months earlier.

     
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  • Credit-specialized Finance Companies’ Earnings, First Half 2020

    September 28, 2020

    As of end-June 2020, there were 110 credit-specialized financial companies (CSFCs) excluding credit card companies. The CSFCs’ aggregate assets came in at KRW171.2 trillion at the end of June 2020, up KRW18.6 trillion or 12.2% from the same period a year ago. Inherent business assets grew KRW6.1 trillion to KRW64.4 trillion as assets increased in every sector from facility leasing to installment financing and to venture capital business. Loan assets also increased KRW8.1 trillion to KRW79.8 trillion mainly due to the growth of business loans.

     
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  • FSS Held FSS SPEAKS 2020

    September 28, 2020

    The Financial Supervisory Service held the FSS SPEAKS 2020, an annual forum for communication and dialogue between foreign financial companies and the FSS, on September 28, 2020. The annual forum this year adopted a contact-free method—online video conference system, and more than 200 executives and employees from foreign financial firms attended the video conferencing.

     
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