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Opening Ceremony held for FSS International Supervision Support Office

    Opening Ceremony held for FSS International Supervision Support Office

    05 04, 2006
  • The Financial Supervisory Service held an opening ceremony on May 3 for the International Supervision Support Office. The ceremony was attended by Governor Yoon Jeung-Hyun and other senior FSS officers as well as government officials and CEOs of foreign financial institutions in Korea.

  

FSS to Host China Japan Korea Trilateral Financial Supervisory Cooperation Seminar

    FSS to Host China Japan Korea Trilateral Financial Supervisory Cooperation Seminar

    March 22, 2006
  • The Financial Supervisory Service will host a two-day China Japan Korea Trilateral Financial Supervisory Cooperation Seminar in Seoul on March 28 and 29 with representatives from the China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Financial Services Agency of Japan.

  

BIS Capital Adequacy Ratio of Domestic Banks: End-2005

    BIS Capital Adequacy Ratio of Domestic Banks: End-2005

    March 13, 2006
  • Preliminary figures show the BIS capital adequacy ratios of domestic banks averaged 12.98% as of the end of 2005, compare with 12.08% a year earlier. The ratio rose for 14 banks and fell for five. All of the banks reported capital ratios higher than 10% at the year’s end.

  

Equity Disclosure Filings for Publicly Held Companies: 2005

    Equity Disclosure Filings for Publicly Held Companies: 2005

    February 16, 2006
  • Equity disclosure filings for publicly held companies for 2005 show a total of 2,409 investors held, together with related parties, five percent or more of the outstanding shares of 1,600 publicly held companies–689 Stock Market-listed and 911 KOSDAQ-listed companies–as of the end of the year. Eight tender offers and 133 proxy solicitations were made during the year, compared with 16 and 156, respectively, for 2004.

  

Bank Loans Classified as Substandard or Below: End-2005

    Bank Loans Classified as Substandard or Below: End-2005

    February 09, 2006
  • Preliminary figures show bank loans classified as substandard or below (SBLs)–substandard, doubtful, or presumed loss–totaled KRW9.7 trillion at the end of 2005, compared with KRW13.9 trillion a year earlier. During the same period, the ratio of SBLs to the total outstanding loans fell to 1.22% from 1.90%.

  

Credit Card Pruchases Total KRW192.5 Trillion in 2005

    Credit Card Pruchases Total KRW192.5 Trillion in 2005

    January 16, 2006
  • Domestic credit card purchases, excluding corporate and overseas card purchases and cash advances, totaled KRW192.5 trillion in 2005, up KRW28.0 trillion or 17.1% from a year earlier. In particular, fourth quarter credit card purchases, boosted by seasonal year-end spending, jumped 11.4% from the third-quarter total of KRW48.2 trillion to KRW53.7 trillion, the highest level since 2003.