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  • Preliminary Earnings of Insurance Companies, 2020

    March 24, 2021

    Insurance companies’ preliminary net income for the year of 2020 came in at KRW6.0806 trillion, up KRW742.8 billion or 13.9% from KRW5.3378 trillion a year earlier.

     
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  • Asset Management Companies' Earnings, 2020

    March 24, 2021

    Assets under management (AUM)—sum of fund assets and assets under discretionary management—by 326 asset management companies came in at KRW1,197.8 trillion in total as of year-end 2020, up KRW61.3 trillion or 5.4% from the same period a year earlier.

     
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  • Domestic Banks’ SBLs, 2020

    March 18, 2021

    Preliminary figures on domestic banks’ loans classified as substandard or below (SBLs) for the year of 2020 showed that the ratio stood at 0.64%, down 0.01%p from 0.65% three months earlier and down 0.13%p from 0.77% a year earlier.

     
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  • Capital Ratios of Banks and Bank Holding Companies, 2020

    March 17, 2021

    Domestic banks’ common equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio stood at 12.45% as of year-end 2020. The Tier 1 capital ratio was seen at 13.47% as well as total capital ratio was 15.00% at the end of 2020. All the capital ratios have risen from three months earlier and from a year earlier as well. Compared to three months ago, total capital of the domestic banks increased KRW3.4 trillion while risk-weighted assets shrank by 30.9 trillion. Meanwhile, the leverage ratio stood at 6.39% as of end-December 2020.

     
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  • Securities and Futures Trading Companies' Earnings, 2020

    March 15, 2021

    Securities companies reported KRW5.9148 trillion in net income for the year of 2020, up KRW1.0203 trillion or 20.8% from the same period a year earlier. Return on equity (ROE) for 2020 stood at 9.1%, 0.8%p higher than 8.3% in the previous year.

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

    March 10, 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-January 2021 stood at 0.31%, up 0.04%p from a month earlier but down 0.10%p from a year earlier. In January 2021, the amount of newly delinquent loans increased KRW0.4 trillion from a month ago while that of resolved loans shrank KRW1.6 trillion. This mainly contributed to the month-on-month increase in the delinquency rate in January 2021.

     
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  • Bank Earnings, 2020

    March 8, 2021

    Domestic banks preliminarily reported net income of KRW12.3 trillion for the year of 2020, down KRW1.6 trillion or 11.5% from KRW13.9 trillion a year earlier. When it came to income, interest and non-interest incomes increased by KRW0.5 trillion and KRW0.8 trillion, respectively, from the previous year while non-operating losses shrank from minus KRW1.1 trillion to minus KRW0.9 trillion. In terms of expense, administrative expenses grew KRW0.5 trillion year on year as well as loan loss expenses expanded KRW3.3 trillion from a year ago.

     
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  • Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, February 2021

    March 8, 2021

    Foreign investors sold a net KRW3.2430 trillion of listed stocks and bought a net KRW8.9880 trillion of listed bonds in February 2021. The cumulative holdings of listed stocks came in at KRW797.5 trillion in total, 31.6% of total market capitalization. Meanwhile, the bond holdings totaled KRW161.5 trillion, representing 7.7% of total listed bonds.

     
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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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