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  • 09 / 17 / 2009
  • Expanded Microcredit for Low-Income Households

  • Following the 31st Emergency Economic Meeting, the government revealed its ¡°Miso Credit Foundation¡± (previously named the Microfinance Foundation) plan to provide extensive support in microcredit loans to low-income households, which will be enforced in December.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090917 - Microcredit.pdf
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  • 09 / 17 / 2009
  • FSB Plenary Meeting Report

  • The FSC Chairman Chin Dong-Soo attended the 2nd FSB Plenary Meeting in Paris on September 15. The meeting deliberated and finalized on most subjects that will be on the report, ¡°Improving Financial Regulation¡± scheduled to be submitted to the Pittsburg G20 Summit on September 24-25.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090916 - FSB Plenary Meeting Report.pdf
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  • 09 / 11 / 2009
  • Systemic Improvements in ELS Issuances & Operations

  • The FSC/FSS has put forth the following preemptive measures to make systemic improvements in the ELS issuances and operations to prevent the possibility of stock price manipulation at the maturity for the intention of evading profit payment.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090911 - ELS Issuance and Operation.pdf
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  • 09 / 04 / 2009
  • Progress on Corporate Restructuring

  • A full-fledged corporate restructuring has been underway, which included contractual agreements with the nine conglomerates whose liquidity positions had earlier raised concerns.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf Progress on Corporate Restructuring .pdf
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  • 08 / 28 / 2009
  • Legislation Notice of Amendments to the Enforcement Decrees of the Banking Act and the Financial Holding Companies Act

  • The Banking Act and the Financial Holding Companies Act were recently amended and will be enacted on October 10, 2009. Improvements were made to the restriction on shareholding of commercial banks and bank holding companies.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090827 - Bank & FHCA.pdf
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  • 08 / 19 / 2009
  • FSC English Blog

  • The Financial Services Commission is officially launching its English blog http://fsckorea.wordpress.com today.

    Its purpose is to raise public awareness of the changes and progresses in multiple areas of Korea¡¯s financial policies and to promote interactive policy communication with the public as well as with foreign investors and others who are interested in Korea¡¯s financial policies.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090819 - FSC Eng Blog.pdf
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  • 08 / 17 / 2009
  • Facility Investment Fund

  • In a follow-up measure to the July 2 announcement on ¡®Plans to Promote Corporate Investment¡¯ released through the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, specific plans to promote facility investment in the corporate sector have been devised. In accordance with the original plan to inject KRW 5 trillion into establishing a Facility Investment Fund through state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB) and Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK), an initial investment of KRW 2 trillion will be made.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090817 - Facility Investment Fund.pdf
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  • 07 / 30 / 2009
  • Corporate Restructuring Progress & Financial Sector¡¯s Non-Performing Loans

  • An economic policy meeting was convened by the President on July 30 discussing the current progress of corporate restructuring and plans to resolve non-performing loans in the financial sector. The following is a conclusion of those discussions in efforts to promote a smooth and preemptive restructuring for the corporate sector and improvements to facilitate its effectiveness.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090730 - Restructuring and NPLs.pdf
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  • 07 / 28 / 2009
  • Privatization of Korea Development Bank

  • After four months of discussions, the Committee for the Establishment of Korea Public Banking Corporation (KPBC) formed by members from the FSC, MOSF, MKE, and professionals from the private sector has concluded on the following specific spin-off plan for KDB.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090728 - KDB.pdf
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  • 07 / 22 / 2009
  • Amendments to the Financial Holding Companies Act

  • The National Assembly has approved the amendments to the Financial Holding Companies Act to be enacted on October 10, 2009, resulting in the relaxation of a "non-financial business operator" (NFBO) from taking ownership of a bank holding company.

    *Please read the attached file for details.

  • pdf 090722 - Amendments to the Financial Holding Companies Act.pdf
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