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Republic of Korea

Market Watch
Close of
June 17, 2019
Change From
Govt. Bond Yields Latest Yield Previous Day Previous Week YTD
2 Year 1.499 ▲ 1.9 4.1 33.6
5 Year 1.525 ▲ 3.0 5.2 36.7
10 Year 1.622 ▲ 3.5 4.0 33.4

* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.

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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
KRW per USD 1,186.510 0.1 0.1 6.8
KRW per JPY 10.932 0.1 0.0 7.9

* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change.

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Interest Rates Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
1D KORIBOR 1.660 2.0 ▲ 2.0 ▲ 8.0
3M KORIBOR 1.700 1.0 6.0 20.0

* Interest rate changes are expressed in basis point change.

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Policy Rates
Change From
Policy Rates Latest Rate
(29-Nov-2018)
Previous Rate
(18-Oct-2018)
YTD
Rate
BOK Base Rate 1.750 ▲ 25.0     0.0

* Policy rate changes are expressed in basis point change.

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Sovereign Ratings
Agency Rating Outlook Date
Regional Rating Institutions
R&I A+ stable 2016-07-25
RAM AA3 stable 2019-05-07
Non-Regional Rating Institutions
Fitch AA- stable 2016-10-20
S&P AA stable 2017-08-18

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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
  • iBoxx ABF Index Family
  • Bid-Ask Spreads (Survey data)
  • Government Bond Market Structural Issues
  • Corporate Bond Market Structural Issues

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide

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.

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Market Summary



Size and Composition

The Republic of Korea’s local currency bonds outstanding rose 0.6% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) and 3.8% year-on-year in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018 to reach KRW2,237 trillion (USD2,014 billion). Government bonds outstanding declined 1.5% q-o-q in Q4 2018 to KRW914 trillion while on the other hand corporate bonds outstanding expanded 2.1% q-o-q to reach KRW1,323 trillion in the same period.

Corporate Bond Issuance

Corporate bond issuance in the Republic of Korea registered double-digit growth of 33.3% q-o-q and 20.9% year-on-year to KRW135 trillion in Q4 2018.

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