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Republic of Korea

Market Watch
Close of
May 16, 2022
Change From
Govt. Bond Yields Latest Yield Previous Day Previous Week YTD
2 Year 2.805 ▲ 10.9 5.0 ▲ 113.3
5 Year 3.217 ▲ 9.0 10.3 ▲ 121.2
10 Year 3.267 ▲ 3.7 15.3 ▲ 101.2

* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.

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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
KRW per USD 1,284.180 0.0 0.8 7.9
KRW per JPY 9.943 0.1 1.7 ▲ 3.8

* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change.

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Interest Rates Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
1D KORIBOR 1.400 10.5 ▲ 21.0 ▲ 65.0
3M KORIBOR 1.690 ▲ 1.0 ▲ 3.0 ▲ 28.0

* Interest rate changes are expressed in basis point change.

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Policy Rates
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Policy Rates Latest Rate
(14-Apr-2022)
Previous Rate
(24-Feb-2022)
YTD
Rate
BOK Base Rate 1.500 ▲ 25.0 ▲ 50.0

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Sovereign Ratings
Agency Rating Outlook Date
Regional Rating Institutions
R&I AA- stable 2020-03-17
RAM AA3 stable 2019-05-07
Non-Regional Rating Institutions
Fitch AA- stable 2022-01-28
S&P AA stable 2022-04-26

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  • Size of LCY Bond Market
  • Size of LCY Bond Market in % of GDP
  • Monthly Bonds Outstanding in USD
  • FCY Bonds Outstanding
  • Breakdown of LCY Bond Market Issuance
  • G3 Currency Bond Issuance
  • Government Securities Maturity Profile - LCY
  • Corporate Securities Maturity Profile - LCY
  • Investor Profile - Government Bonds
  • Foreign Holdings in LCY Government Bonds
  • Trading Volume
  • Bonds Turnover Ratio
  • Interest Rate Spread - 2yrs vs 10yrs - LCY Bond
  • Yield Volatility - 10yr LCY Bonds
  • Credit Spread - LCY Corp. Bonds vs Govt. Bonds
  • Bid-Ask Spreads (Survey data)
  • Government Bond Market Structural Issues
  • Corporate Bond Market Structural Issues
  • Green Bonds Issuance
  • Green Bonds Outstanding
  • Social Bonds Issuance
  • Social Bonds Outstanding
  • Sustainability Bonds Issuance
  • Sustainability Bonds Outstanding

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2018: Republic of Korea


ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide is a comprehensive explanation of the region's bond markets. It provides information such as the history, legal and regulatory framework, specific characteristics of the market, trading and transaction (including settlement systems), and other relevant information. The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2018 Republic of Korea is an outcome of the strong support and kind contributions of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members and experts, particularly from the Republic of Korea. View Report

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Market Summary



Size and Composition

The Republic of Korea’s local currency (LCY) bond market grew 1.5% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) to KRW2,841.9 trillion (USD2,388.4 billion) at the end of December, largely driven by growth in the corporate bond segment. Total LCY corporate bonds outstanding rose 2.4% q-o-q to KRW1,659.3 trillion as corporate bond issuance surged during the quarter. Meanwhile, government bonds outstanding posted minimal growth of 0.2% q-o-q to KRW1,182.6 trillion as the rise in the stock of central government bonds was offset by the decline in central bank bonds. On a year-on-year basis, the Republic of Korea’s LCY bonds outstanding expanded 7.9%.

Notable Corporate Bond Issuance

Issuance of corporate bonds in the Republic of Korea surged 42.5% q-o-q to KRW171.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2021 from KRW120.6 trillion in the previous quarter. Banks and financial institutions dominated the issuance of corporate bonds during the quarter, led by the Industrial Bank of Korea and Shinhan Bank. 

Policy and Regulatory Developments

On 21 February, the National Assembly passed the first 2022 supplementary budget worth KRW16.9 trillion, which was KRW3.3 trillion more than the original proposal. The supplementary budget is expected to provide support for small businesses and vulnerable groups, and fund disease control measures. This will bring the 2022 total budget to KRW624.3 trillion, resulting in a revised fiscal-deficit-to-GDP ratio of 3.3% versus 2.5% in the original 2022 budget.

Title Source Date
3Y KTB 01625-2206Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-10-28
20Y KTB 01125-3909Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-10-21
10Y KTB 01875-2906Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-10-14
50Y KTB 02000-6809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-10-11
5Y KTB 01375-2409Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-10-07
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-10-01
3Y KTB 01625-2206Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-09-30
50Y KTB 02000-6809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-09-24
20Y KTB 01125-3909Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-09-23
10Y KTB 01875-2906Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-09-16
5Y KTB 01375-2409Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-09-02
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-08-27
3Y KTB 01625-2206Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-08-26
20Y KTB 02375-3809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-08-19
10Y KTB 01875-2906Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-08-12
50Y KTB 02000-6809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-08-09
5Y KTB 01875-2403Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-08-05
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-07-30
3Y KTB 01625-2206Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-07-29
20Y KTB 02375-3809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-07-22
10Y KTB 01875-2906Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-07-15
5Y KTB 01875-2403Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-07-08
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-07-02
3Y KTB 01625-2206Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-07-01
20Y KTB 02375-3809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-06-24
10Y KTB 01875-2906Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-06-17
50Y KTB 02000-6809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-06-14
5Y KTB 01875-2403Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-06-10
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-06-04
3Y KTB 01625-2206Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-06-03
20Y KTB 02375-3809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-05-27
10Y KTB 02375-2812Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-05-20
5Y KTB 01875-2403Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-05-13
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-05-08
3Y KTB 02000-2112Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-05-07
20Y KTB 02375-3809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-25
10Y KTB 01875-2906 (Pre-issuance)Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-15
10Y KTB 02375-2812Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-15
50Y KTB 02000-6809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-12
5Y KTB 01875-2403Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-08
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-02
3Y KTB 02000-2112Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-01
3Y KTB 01625-2206 (pre-issuance)Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-04-01
20Y KTB 02375-3809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-03-25
10Y KTB 02375-2812Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-03-18
50Y KTB 02000-6809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-03-15
30Y KTB 02000-4903Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-03-05
3Y KTB 02000-2112Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-03-04
20-year KTB 02375-3809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-02-25
10-year KTB 02375-2812Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-02-18
50-year KTB 02000-6809Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-02-15
5-year KTB 02250-2309Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-02-11
5-year KTB 01875-2403 (pre-issuance)Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-02-11
30-year KTB 02625-4803Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-01-29
30-year KTB 02000-4903 (pre-issuance)Ministry of Economy and Finance2019-01-29
3-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultMinistry of Economy and Finance2019-01-28
20-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2019-01-21
10-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2019-01-14
30-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2019-01-03
3-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2019-01-02
20-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2018-12-17
10-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2018-12-10
50-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2018-12-07
5-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2018-12-03
20-year Treasury Bonds Auction ResultsMinistry of Economy and Finance2018-11-19
10-year Treasury Bonds Auction Results (November 12)Ministry of Economy and Finance2018-11-12
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S. Korea's central bank chief doesn't rule out 50-basis-point rate hikeYONHAP News2022-05-16
Finance minister, central bank chief see eye to eye on policy coordinationYONHAP News2022-05-16
Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, April 2022Financial Supervisory Service2022-05-16
South Korean Won Set for Further Losses After Decade-Low CloseBloomberg2022-05-13
Balance of Payments during March 2022 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2022-05-10
Main stock market's turnover plunges amid U.S. monetary tighteningYONHAP News2022-05-08
S. Korea vows 'preemptive' steps against market volatility after Fed's rate hikeYONHAP News2022-05-06
BOK expected to deliver 4 more rate hikes by year's end amid inflation woes: JP MorganYONHAP News2022-05-04
Consumer Price Index in April 2022Statistics Korea2022-05-03
Korea’s Fastest Inflation Since 2008 Raises Rate PressureBloomberg2022-05-03
Inflation growth hits over 13-year high in April amid soaring fuel pricesYONHAP News2022-05-03
Banks' household loans down in April amid high borrowing costs, tough lending rulesYONHAP News2022-05-02
Consumption, investment both fall in March amid recovery concernsYONHAP News2022-04-29
S. Korea ready to take measures to stem won's sharp fallYONHAP News2022-04-29
S. Korea to stabilize FX market amid won's sharp weakness: ministerYONHAP News2022-04-28
Consumers' expected inflation hits 9-year highYONHAP News2022-04-27
S&P keeps 'AA' rating on S. Korea with stable outlookYONHAP News2022-04-26
South Korea Economy Remains Resilient as Further Rate Hikes SeenBloomberg2022-04-26
Real Gross Domestic Product: First Quarter of 2022 (Advance Estimate)Bank of Korea2022-04-26
S. Korea's economy grows at slower clip in Q1 amid omicron woes, Ukraine warYONHAP News2022-04-26
BOK chief concerned more about inflation than growth but undetermined on monetary policy direction in MayYONHAP News2022-04-25
Korea Early Exports Rise in Sign of Resilient Global DemandBloomberg2022-04-21
Producer prices up for 3rd month in March as energy prices riseYONHAP News2022-04-21
IMF cuts 2022 growth outlook for S. Korea to 2.5 pct, ups inflation estimate to 4 pctYONHAP News2022-04-20
BOK chief nominee vows to adjust monetary policy to tame inflation, engineer 'soft landing' in household debtYONHAP News2022-04-19
S.Korea Could Have Prolonged High Inflation Period, BOK SaysBloomberg2022-04-17
More active use of monetary policy needed to fight inflation: BOK reportYONHAP News2022-04-17
S. Korea's economic growth to slow on Ukraine woes, rate policy uncertainties: think tankYONHAP News2022-04-17
BOK chief nominee predicts high inflation pressureYONHAP News2022-04-17
Market watchers divided over BOK's rate-setting meeting this week: pollYONHAP News2022-04-12
Sales of short-term corporate bonds swell 26.8 pct in Q1YONHAP News2022-04-11
Bond issuance in S. Korea gains in MarchYONHAP News2022-04-11
BOK chief nominee hints at rate hikes to curb household debtYONHAP News2022-04-10
Finance minister nominee vows to seek extra budget in way not to stoke inflationYONHAP News2022-04-10
National debt hits record high in 2021 amid pandemicYONHAP News2022-04-05
Soaring energy costs push up inflation growth to over 4 pct in MarchYONHAP News2022-04-05
Exports up 18.2 pct in March to all-time high on robust demand for chipsYONHAP News2022-04-01
BOK chief nominee says policy direction to be determined after analyzing current risks' impact on growth, inflationYONHAP News2022-04-01
Inflation growth estimated to pick up in March amid high oil prices: officialYONHAP News2022-04-01
Monthly Industrial Statistics, February 2022Statistics Korea2022-03-31
Industrial output falls for 2nd month in Feb.YONHAP News2022-03-31
Inflation Digging Into South Korea as Outlook Hits 8-Year HighBloomberg2022-03-29
IMF maintains 2022 growth outlook for S. Korean economy at 3 pctYONHAP News2022-03-29
S. Korea aims to underpin recovery, strengthen fiscal health in 2023 budgetYONHAP News2022-03-29
Outgoing BOK chief calls for more rate hikes, warns of bigger consequences from missing right timingYONHAP News2022-03-23
Producer prices up for 2nd month in Feb on high energy costsYONHAP News2022-03-23
Finance minister holds meeting to discuss economic risks at home and abroadYONHAP News2022-03-22
Korea’s Soaring Energy Import Costs Raise Trade Deficit RiskBloomberg2022-03-21
Omicron spread feared to constrain private spending recovery: finance ministryYONHAP News2022-03-18
S. Korea to stabilize FX market if won's fall is excessive: finance ministerYONHAP News2022-03-17
Fed's rate hike to have limited impact on financial market: officialYONHAP News2022-03-17
Bank of Korea Member Warns Against Rate Hike Amid Ukraine RiskBloomberg2022-03-16
Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, February 2022Financial Supervisory Service2022-03-14
Balance of Payments during January 2022 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2022-03-11
S. Korea's current account surplus dives in January amid soaring oil, commodity pricesYONHAP News2022-03-11
Ukraine crisis, high inflation pose threat to S. Korean economy: finance chiefYONHAP News2022-03-10
BOK expected to seek further rate hikes but place more weight on growth: expertsYONHAP News2022-03-10
Seoul stocks slump for 3rd day on energy cost woes; Korean won sharply fallsYONHAP News2022-03-08
Seoul stocks, Korean won sharply drop on soaring oil pricesYONHAP News2022-03-07
BOK maintains 4 pct growth estimate for 2021, inches up Q4 estimate to 1.2 pctYONHAP News2022-03-03
Gross National Income: 4th Quarter and Annual 2021 (Preliminary)Bank of Korea2022-03-03
S. Korea sees exports up 20.6 pct in Feb., posts first trade surplus in 3 monthsYONHAP News2022-03-01
Economic Outlook (February 2022)Bank of Korea2022-02-24
Bank of Korea Flags Commodity, Inflation Risks of Ukraine CrisisBloomberg2022-02-24
Monetary Policy Decision (February 24, 2022)Bank of Korea2022-02-24
BOK freezes policy rate amid pandemic, Ukraine crisisYONHAP News2022-02-24
S. Korea remains wary of negative economic fallout of Ukraine crisisYONHAP News2022-02-23
DP to raise gov't-proposed extra budget bill to 17.5 tln wonYONHAP News2022-02-21
Exports rise 13 pct in first 20 days of Feb.YONHAP News2022-02-21
Raging omicron feared to hamper private spending recovery: finance ministryYONHAP News2022-02-18
BOK forecast to hike key rate to 2 pct by yearendYONHAP News2022-02-17
S. Korea logs smaller-than-expected fiscal deficit in 2021 on larger tax revenueYONHAP News2022-02-17
S. Korea reports largest job growth in almost 22 years in Jan.YONHAP News2022-02-16
BOK says its bond buying not intended to support gov't extra budget spendingYONHAP News2022-02-16
S. Korea to mobilize policy means to minimize impacts from Ukraine crisisYONHAP News2022-02-15
Gov't, BOK to cooperate to ease bond market jitters, curb inflationYONHAP News2022-02-11
S. Korea's current account surplus halved on-year in December amid soaring importsYONHAP News2022-02-10
Bond issuance in S. Korea jumps in Jan.YONHAP News2022-02-10
Balance of Payments during December 2021 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2022-02-10
Global appraisers concerned about fallout of S. Korea's debt growth pace: finance chiefYONHAP News2022-02-08
S. Korea's foreign reserves decline for 3rd straight month in JanuaryYONHAP News2022-02-07
BOK to buy 2 tln won worth of state bonds to ease market volatilityYONHAP News2022-02-04
Korea Inflation Stays High, Keeps Pressure on Central BankBloomberg2022-02-04
Inflation growth hits over 3 pct for fourth straight month in JanuaryYONHAP News2022-02-04
BOK calls for vigilance on market volatility following holidayYONHAP News2022-02-03
BOK board members say further rate hikes would not hurt economic recovery: minutesYONHAP News2022-02-03
Stock funds' net assets suffer 1st shrink in 4 months in Jan. amid slumpYONHAP News2022-02-02
S. Korea to sell 14.5 tln won worth of state bonds in Feb.YONHAP News2022-01-28
S. Korea to take market-stabilizing steps if needed: officialYONHAP News2022-01-28
Industrial output grows by most in 11 years in 2021YONHAP News2022-01-28
Fitch keeps S. Korea's credit rating unchanged at 'AA-,' outlook stableYONHAP News2022-01-28
Monthly Industrial Statistics, December 2021Korea Statistics2022-01-28
Korea’s $834 Billion Household-Debt Binge Spurs Bank Bond SalesBloomberg2022-01-26
Biz sentiment for Feb. stays below par for 2nd month: pollYONHAP News2022-01-26
Consumer sentiment up in January amid toughened virus curbsYONHAP News2022-01-26
IMF lowers 2022 growth outlook for S. Korean economy to 3 pctYONHAP News2022-01-26
Korea’s Economy Weathers Rate Hikes, Early Omicron to AccelerateBloomberg2022-01-25
Real Gross Domestic Product: 4th Quarter and Annual 2021 (Advance Estimate)Bank of Korea2022-01-25
S. Korea to improve FX market system to win MSCI developed market statusYONHAP News2022-01-25
S. Korea's economy grows 4 pct in 2021, highest in 11 yearsYONHAP News2022-01-25
Producer prices nearly flat in DecemberYONHAP News2022-01-20
S. Korean economy faces complicated downside risks: finance ministerYONHAP News2022-01-20
Finance chief rejects ruling party's call to expand extra budgetYONHAP News2022-01-18
S. Korea aims to minimize market impact of extra budget-related bond sale: officialYONHAP News2022-01-18
Seoul stocks hit 7-week low on inflation riskYONHAP News2022-01-17
S. Korea eyes another 14 tln-won extra budget to support pandemic-hit merchantsYONHAP News2022-01-14
BOK raises policy rate to pre-pandemic level amid inflation woesYONHAP News2022-01-14
Monetary Policy Decision (January 14, 2022)Bank of Korea2022-01-14
S. Korea reports largest job growth in 7 years in 2021 amid economic recoveryYONHAP News2022-01-12
S. Korea logs current account surplus for 19th straight month in NovemberYONHAP News2022-01-11
Bond issuance in S. Korea down 1.8 pct in 2021YONHAP News2022-01-11
Sales of short-term bonds swell 20.6 pct in 2021YONHAP News2022-01-10
S. Korea's central bank likely to raise key rate this week to tame inflationYONHAP News2022-01-10
Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, December 2021Financial Supervisory Service2022-01-10
Fed Rate Hikes Make Outlook Even Worse for Slammed Korean WonBloomberg2022-01-10
Foreigners continue to be net buyers of S. Korean securities in DecemberYONHAP News2022-01-10
S. Korean economy faces heightened downside risks: KDIYONHAP News2022-01-09
S. Korea to take steps to stabilize FX market if needed: officialYONHAP News2022-01-06
Seoul stocks down late Wed. morning on U.S. bond yields worriesYONHAP News2022-01-05
BOK chief voices concerns over growing credit risk among households, self-employedYONHAP News2022-01-04
Finance minister opens possibility of reviewing another extra budgetYONHAP News2022-01-03
Consumer Price Index in December 2021Statistics Korea2021-12-31
South Korea Inflation Exceeds 3% for Third Month in DecemberBloomberg2021-12-31
BOK sells net US$7.14 billion in market smoothing operations in Q3YONHAP News2021-12-31
Consumer sentiment worsens in December amid virus resurgenceYONHAP News2021-12-28
S. Korea to sell 13 tln won worth of state bonds in Jan.YONHAP News2021-12-27
BOK to adjust monetary policy next year amid inflation woesYONHAP News2021-12-24
BOK to end corporate bond-buying program as scheduled amid stabilizing marketYONHAP News2021-12-23
Producer Price Index - November 2021Bank of Korea2021-12-21
Producer prices grow for 13th month in November on high energy costsYONHAP News2021-12-21
Korea’s Government Sees Inflation Outpacing BOK ProjectionsBloomberg2021-12-20
S. Korea ups 2022 economic growth outlook to 3.1 pctYONHAP News2021-12-20
A Top Green Bond Seller in Korea Plans Debt Boost Abroad in 2022Bloomberg2021-12-17
Public sector debt tops 1,200 tln-won mark last yearYONHAP News2021-12-16
Consumer inflation expected to run at 2 pct range next year: BOKYONHAP News2021-12-16
S. Korea's 2022 economic growth target set at early 3 percent range: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-12-16
Outcome of Fed meeting to have limited impact on S. Korean market: officialYONHAP News2021-12-16
S. Korean economy faces headwinds amid omicron variant woesYONHAP News2021-12-16
Seoul shares open lower ahead of Fed meetingYONHAP News2021-12-15
Job growth extended for 9th month in Nov. amid economic recoveryYONHAP News2021-12-15
BOK board members voiced worries over inflation in voting for rate hike in Nov.: minutesYONHAP News2021-12-14
S. Korea launches process to join CPTPP: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-12-13
Foreigners turn net buyers of local stocks in NovemberYONHAP News2021-12-09
S. Korea's debt level not to negatively affect credit ratings: S&PYONHAP News2021-12-09
2022 economic policy centers on support for merchants, economic recovery: ministerYONHAP News2021-12-08
Over 70 pct of state budget to be frontloaded in first half of next yearYONHAP News2021-12-07
Balance of Payments during October 2021 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-12-07
S. Korea logs current account surplus for 18th straight month in OctoberYONHAP News2021-12-07
Korea’s Decade-High Inflation Boosts Case for Further BOK HikesBloomberg2021-12-02
Inflation growth hits 10-year high in Nov. amid rising oil pricesYONHAP News2021-12-02
S. Korea's Q3 economic growth unchanged at 0.3 pct: BOKYONHAP News2021-12-02
Consumer Price Index in November 2021Statistics Korea2021-12-02
Gross National Income: 3rd Quarter of 2021 (Preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-12-02
S. Korea's exports hit fresh monthly high in Nov. on robust global demand for chipsYONHAP News2021-12-01
S. Korean manufacturing index above par for 14th month in Nov.: IHS MarkitYONHAP News2021-12-01
Korea’s November exports hit $60 billion for first time in historyMinistry of Trade, Industry, and Energy2021-12-01
Household debt poses limited risks to S. Korean economy: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-11-30
Korea’s Stock Benchmark Erases 2021 Gain Amid New Virus WoesBloomberg2021-11-30
Bank of Korea Raises Rates Again, Sees Faster InflationBloomberg2021-11-25
BOK raises key rate to 1 pct to tame inflation, household debtYONHAP News2021-11-25
Monetary Policy Decision (November 25, 2021)Bank of Korea2021-11-25
S. Korean economy forecast to grow 3.2 pct in 2022YONHAP News2021-11-24
S. Korea to scale down state bond sale for Dec. to stabilize marketYONHAP News2021-11-23
Most bond experts eye rate hike in Nov.: pollYONHAP News2021-11-23
S. Korea to focus on stabilizing housing market: ministerYONHAP News2021-11-17
Residents' FX deposits hit new high in Oct. on hopes of strong dollarYONHAP News2021-11-16
S. Korea's household debt-GDP ratio highest worldwide: reportYONHAP News2021-11-15
BOK chief worries about expanded 'unknowable uncertainty' for economyYONHAP News2021-11-11
Bond issuance in S. Korea jumps in Oct.YONHAP News2021-11-10
BOK chief to meet economic experts to exchange views on economic conditionsYONHAP News2021-11-10
Foreigners turn net sellers of S. Korean stocks in OctoberYONHAP News2021-11-10
Balance of Payments during September 2021 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-11-05
S. Korea logs current account surplus for 17th straight month in Sept. amid brisk exportsYONHAP News2021-11-05
Fed's tapering to have limited impact on S. Korean market: officialYONHAP News2021-11-04
Korean stocks, currency gain ground after Fed's meetingYONHAP News2021-11-04
S. Korean economy to extend its recovery momentum: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-11-03
S. Korea to scale down issuance of short-term Treasuries in Nov. to stabilize bond marketYONHAP News2021-10-28
BOK to reduce issuance of monetary stabilization bonds in NovemberYONHAP News2021-10-28
Bank of Korea Plays Down Weaker Growth, Sees Recovery on TrackBloomberg2021-10-26
South Korea's Growth Slows as Virus Curbs Crimp SpendingBloomberg2021-10-26
Real Gross Domestic Product: 3rd Quarter of 2021 (Advance Estimate)Bank of Korea2021-10-26
BOK likely to raise rate twice next year amid sound recovery, spiking household debt: analystYONHAP News2021-10-22
Producer Price Index - September 2021Bank of Korea2021-10-21
Producer prices up for 11th month in SeptemberYONHAP News2021-10-21
S. Korea considering temporary fuel tax cut amid surging gasoline pricesYONHAP News2021-10-20
Financial regulator expected to unveil additional steps to curb household debt next week: sourcesYONHAP News2021-10-20
S. Korea faces continued economic uncertainty: finance ministryYONHAP News2021-10-15
BOK continues to normalize monetary policy to ease 'financial imbalances'YONHAP News2021-10-15
Won Drops Below Key 1,200 Per Dollar First Time Since July 2020Bloomberg2021-10-12
BOK freezes key rate, hints at rate hike amid rising inflation related articleYONHAP News2021-10-12
Monetary Policy Decision (October 12, 2021)Bank of Korea2021-10-12
Seoul stocks likely to come under pressure on China risk next week: analystsYONHAP News2021-10-09
Bond issuance in S. Korea plunges in Sept.YONHAP News2021-10-08
Balance of Payments during August 2021 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-10-07
Most bond experts eye rate freeze in Oct.: pollYONHAP News2021-10-07
S. Korea to implement market-stabilizing steps if needed: officialYONHAP News2021-10-07
S. Korea sells US$1.3 bln of FX bonds at 2nd-lowest ratesYONHAP News2021-10-07
S. Korea logs current account surplus for 16th month in Aug.YONHAP News2021-10-07
Korea Inflation Exceeds Estimate, Backing Further Rate HikeBloomberg2021-10-06
Consumer Price Index in September 2021Statistics Korea2021-10-06
Inflation growth hits over 2 pct for 6th straight month in Sept.YONHAP News2021-10-06
KOSPI falls 6.9 pct in Q3, marking 1st quarterly decline amid pandemicYONHAP News2021-10-03
Exports set fresh high in Sept. on solid shipments of chipsYONHAP News2021-10-01
Monthly Industrial Statistics, August 2021Statistics Korea2021-09-30
S. Korea in all-out efforts to curb household debt: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-09-30
Economic policymakers agree to implement concerted policiesYONHAP News2021-09-30
S. Korea to sell 10.5 tln won worth of state bonds in Oct.YONHAP News2021-09-30
Trade terms decline for 5th month in AugustYONHAP News2021-09-29
Downtrodden Won Can’t Catch a Break as South Korea Exports CoolBloomberg2021-09-29
Exports contribute most in 3 years to economic growth in 2020YONHAP News2021-09-29
Manufacturing sentiment dips for 6th month in Sept.: pollYONHAP News2021-09-28
Seoul stocks skid over 1 pct on tech loss; won at yearly lowYONHAP News2021-09-28
S. Korea to unveil additional measures next month to curb household debtYONHAP News2021-09-27
Listed firms' dividends soar 23.5 pct in H1YONHAP News2021-09-27
Producer Price Index - August 2021Bank of Korea2021-09-24
S. Korea's financial market stable but potential imbalance concerning: BOKYONHAP News2021-09-24
Producer prices up for 10th month in AugustYONHAP News2021-09-24
S. Korea wary of market volatility from Evergrande woes, Fed's tapering: officialYONHAP News2021-09-23
Exports rise 23 pct in first 20 days of Sept.YONHAP News2021-09-23
ADB maintains its 2021 growth outlook for S. Korean economy at 4 pctYONHAP News2021-09-22
OECD ups 2021 growth outlook for S. Korean economy to 4 pctYONHAP News2021-09-22
Fitch cuts 2021 growth outlook for S. Korea to 4 pctYONHAP News2021-09-17
Job growth slows in Aug. amid resurgence of COVID-19YONHAP News2021-09-15
S. Korea eyes additional measures to curb household debt: finance chiefYONHAP News2021-09-15
BOK board members says rate hike warranted in light of financial imbalances: minutesYONHAP News2021-09-14
Residents' FX deposits rise in Aug. amid brisk exportsYONHAP News2021-09-14
Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, August 2021Financial Supervisory Service2021-09-13
Finance chief calls for beefed-up monitoring of housing marketsYONHAP News2021-09-13
Bond issuance in S. Korea inches down in Aug.YONHAP News2021-09-09
BOK forecast to hike key rate again in Nov.YONHAP News2021-09-08
Current account surplus narrows in July on decreased trade surplusYONHAP News2021-09-07
Balance of Payments during July 2021 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-09-07
Seoul stocks likely to be volatile next week on tapering uncertaintiesYONHAP News2021-09-04
S. Korea seeks to reduce state guaranteed debt to below 10 tln won by 2025YONHAP News2021-09-03
Consumer Price Index in August 2021Statistics Korea2021-09-02
Gross National Income: 2nd Quarter of 2021 (Preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-09-02
Inflation growth hits over 2 pct for 5th straight month in Aug.YONHAP News2021-09-02
S. Korea's economic recovery to remain sound despite delta variant: BOK chiefYONHAP News2021-09-02
Exports grow for 10th month in August on solid sales of chips, autosYONHAP News2021-09-01
S. Korea wary of potential market volatility from Fed's tapering issue: officialYONHAP News2021-08-31
Industrial output down in July amid toughened virus curbsYONHAP News2021-08-31
S. Korea proposes record 604 tln-won budget for 2022 amid pandemicYONHAP News2021-08-31
S. Korea to sell 11 tln won worth of govt' bonds in Sept.YONHAP News2021-08-26
Bank of Korea Hikes Rate With Debt Risk Seen Bigger Than DeltaBloomberg2021-08-26
Monetary Policy Decision (August 26, 2021)Bank of Korea2021-08-26
Nearly two-thirds of bond experts eye rate freeze in Aug.: pollYONHAP News2021-08-24
Ruling party, gov't agree on record budget for 2022 to tackle COVID-19 crisisYONHAP News2021-08-24
S. Korea to buy 2 tln won worth of gov't bonds to repay national debtYONHAP News2021-08-20
Private spending recovery still uncertain amid virus resurgence: ministryYONHAP News2021-08-20
S. Korea to unveil steps to curb inflation ahead of Chuseok holiday: officialYONHAP News2021-08-20
S. Korea's potential growth rate on steady decline: reportYONHAP News2021-08-18
Foreign Investors' Stock and Bond Investment, July 2021Financial Supervisory Service2021-08-13
S. Korean economy faces heightened uncertainty amid 4th wave of pandemic: KDIYONHAP News2021-08-08
Balance of Payments during June 2021 (preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-08-06
S. Korea logs current account surplus for 14th month in June on robust exportsYONHAP News2021-08-06
Inflation growth hits over 2 pct for 4th straight month in JulyYONHAP News2021-08-03
Consumer Price Index in July 2021Statistics Korea2021-08-03
South Korea’s Monthly Exports Hit All-time High Last MonthBusiness Korea2021-08-02
S. Korea to sell 12.5 tln won worth of govt' bonds in AugustYONHAP News2021-07-29
S. Korea vigilant of market volatility from virus, Fed's policy: officialYONHAP News2021-07-29
S. Korea's economy grows 0.7 pct in Q2, on track for 4 pct growth this yearYONHAP News2021-07-27
South Korea’s Growth Cooled Last Quarter Before New Wave HitBloomberg2021-07-27
Real Gross Domestic Product: 2nd Quarter of 2021 (Advance Estimate)Bank of Korea2021-07-27
S. Korea to raise up to US$1.5 bin via overseas debt saleYONHAP News2021-07-25
South Korea Passes Extra Budget With Handouts to Most HouseholdsBloomberg2021-07-24
Oil Price Affecting South Korea’s Trade BalanceYONHAP News2021-07-22
ADB ups its 2021 growth outlook for S. Korean economy to 4 pctYONHAP News2021-07-20
Sales of short-term bonds climb 12 pct in H1YONHAP News2021-07-16
BOK set to begin normalization to ease side effects of low rates: chiefYONHAP News2021-07-16
Bank of Korea on Track for Rate Hike as Virus Hit DownplayedBloomberg2021-07-15
BOK keeps hawkish stance, holds rate amid 4th wave of outbreaksYONHAP News2021-07-15
Monetary Policy Decision (July 15, 2021)Bank of Korea2021-07-15
Export prices up for 7th month in JuneYONHAP News2021-07-14
Job growth extended to 4th month in June amid economic recoveryYONHAP News2021-07-14
Most bond experts eye rate freeze in July: pollYONHAP News2021-07-13
S. Korea vigilant over market volatility from virus resurge: officialYONHAP News2021-07-13
Seoul stocks open higher on U.S. ralliesYONHAP News2021-07-13
S&P raises 2021 growth outlook for S. Korean economy to 4 pctYONHAP News2021-07-07
S. Korea to pump up efforts to curb growth of national debt: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-07-06
Rival parties to pass COVID-19 response extra budget bill by late JulyYONHAP News2021-07-05
Fiscal, monetary policies need to be operated in harmony: minister, BOK chiefYONHAP News2021-07-02
Inflation growth hits over 2 pct for 3rd straight month in JuneYONHAP News2021-07-02
Consumer Price Index in June 2021Korea Statistics2021-07-02
Exports spike 40 pct in June, extend growth to 8th monthYONHAP News2021-07-01
S. Korea proposes 33 tln-won extra budget to fund another COVID-19 relief aidYONHAP News2021-07-01
South Korean Export Strength Points to Robust Global DemandBloomberg2021-07-01
KOSPI down on virus variant woes, tech-laden KOSDAQ hits another record highYONHAP News2021-07-01
New round of COVID-19 response extra budget to be worth 33 tln won: DPYONHAP News2021-06-29
Korea’s Government Takes More Bullish View on Growth Than BOKBloomberg2021-06-28
Full-fledged recovery in domestic demand not in offingYONHAP News2021-06-28
Consumer sentiment improves for 6th month in JuneYONHAP News2021-06-24
BOK chief flags post-pandemic rate hike 'within this year'YONHAP News2021-06-24
S. Korea's exports set to maintain solid growth over Q3: KITAYONHAP News2021-06-24
Another extra budget could reach some 30 tln won: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-06-23
Bank of Korea Warns Growing Financial Imbalances Imperil EconomyYONHAP News2021-06-22
S. Korea vigilant over market volatility after Fed's hawkish stanceYONHAP News2021-06-17
S. Korea, U.S. extend US$60 bln currency swap deal until Dec.YONHAP News2021-06-17
Money supply continues to grow in AprilYONHAP News2021-06-15
Gross National Income: 1st Quarter of 2021 (Preliminary)Bank of Korea2021-06-09
S. Korea's Q1 economic expansion faster than expected at 1.7 pctYONHAP News2021-06-09
Current account surplus sharply narrows in April on higher oil pricesYONHAP News2021-06-08
S. Korean economy recovering at modest pace on reviving consumption: KDIYONHAP News2021-06-07
S. Korea considers another extra budget without debt sale: finance ministerYONHAP News2021-06-04
Korea Inflation Hits 9-Year High Amid Growing Rate Hike ViewsBloomberg2021-06-02
Consumer Price Index in May 2021Statistics Korea2021-06-02
Consumer price growth hits over 9-year high in MayYONHAP News2021-06-02
May inflation rate probably remained high due to base effect: senior officialYONHAP News2021-06-01
Exports recovery extended to 7th month in May on rebounding global economyYONHAP News2021-06-01
Monthly Industrial Statistics, April 2021Statistics Korea2021-05-31
Industrial output falls by most in 11 months in AprilYONHAP News2021-05-31
OECD ups 2021 growth outlook for S. Korean economy to 3.8 pctYONHAP News2021-05-31
BOK sharply ups 2021 growth outlook to 4 pct as recovery gathers paceYONHAP News2021-05-27
Monetary Policy Decision (May 27, 2021)Bank of Korea2021-05-27
S. Korea to take timely steps amid inflation woe-sparked market volatilityYONHAP News2021-05-27
S. Korea to sell 14.5 tln won worth of Treasurys in JuneYONHAP News2021-05-27
Economists see BOK raise 2021 growth forecast to some 4 percentYONHAP News2021-05-26
Consumer sentiment hits nearly 3-year high in May amid economic recoveryYONHAP News2021-05-25
S. Korea to take timely steps amid inflation woe-sparked market volatilityYONHAP News2021-05-17
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