South Korea

South Korea’s household lending accelerates in January

However, there was a fall in housing sale transactions in the past month.

Korean financial regulator vows to fight contagion risks from property financing: report

Lee called these real estate PF risks a “detonator” of the South Korean economy.

Citi Korea to enjoy strong capitalisation, stable credit profile through 2025: Moody’s

The bank’s winding down of its consumer banking business is a positive.

KakaoBank expands AI research at ICN10 data centre

Digital Realty's ICN10 data centre was selected for its optimized AI deployments.

South Korea cracks down on noncompliant private equity fund firms

Authorities first introduced the cancellation scheme in October 2021.

South Korea’s financial firms expect loan demand to rise in Q1: survey

Credit risks from corporations and households are also expected to rise, however.

South Korea to fine two global investment banks for naked short selling: report

The two banks made five naked short selling orders between 2022 and 2023.

Bank lending to Korean households rose slower in December 

Home mortgage lending continued to expand, but other loans contracted.

South Korean banks’ bad loans ratio up in October

The proportion of bad loans rose whilst resolved loans decreased by around US$1.29b.

Korean central bank inks deal to develop system for testing CBDCs

LG CNS Co. will develop a set of systems for the test.

S.K.’s FSC Issues guidelines for fractional investments in regulatory sandbox

Authorities anticipate that this guideline will enhance business entities.

S.K.’s stock market index to release English disclosures this coming year

The mandatory English disclosures of significant information will be enforced for KOSPI-listed firms in two stages.

South Korean banks’ total capital up 1.3% to $3.4b in Q3

Authorities warned of volatile financial markets.