Policy Issues

Number Subject Publisher Date
455 Three More ′Innovative Financial Services′ Added to Financial Regulatory Sandbox NEW - Overview of Newly Added ‘Innovative Financial Services’ Financial Service Commission 2021.04.14
454 Economically Active Population Survey in March 2021 NEW - Economically active population and labor force participation rate - Employed persons and employment to population ratio - Unemployed persons and unemployment rate - Economically inactive population Statistics Korea 2021.04.14
453 Government to Set up Diagnosis-Response Framework for COVID-19 Financial Measures   Vice Chairman Doh Kyu-sang held the 38th financial risk assessment meeting via teleconference on April 8 to review risk factors in the economy and financial markets and discuss the establishment of a diagnosis-response framework for COVID-19 financial support measures. Financial Service Commission 2021.04.08
452 KDI Monthly Economic Trends 2021. 4 NEW ■ The Korean economy is exhibiting a moderating slowdown led by continued favorable conditions in manufacturing and improvements in economic sentiment. KDI 2021.04.07
451 Consumer Price Index in March 2021   □ The Consumer Price Index was 107.16(2015=100) in March 2021. The index increased 0.1 percent from the preceding month and rose 1.5 percent from the same month of the previous year. ○ The index excluding food and energy was 106.41 in March 2021. The index increased 0.1 percent from the preceding month and rose 0.6 percent from the same month of the previous year. Statistics Korea 2021.04.02
450 Monthly Industrial Statistics, February 2021   1. Production Trend 2. Consumption Trend 3. Investment Trend 4. Composite Economic Indexes Statistics Korea 2021.04.02
449 Legal Framework on the Supervision of Non-holding Groups to Allow Preemptive Risk Management   The FSC introduced the supervisory regulation on non-holding financial groups on March 31 as a final step in setting up the legal framework on the supervision of financial conglomerates. Financial Service Commission 2021.04.01
448 Economic Bulletin, April 2021   Retail sales and facility investment rose in January from a month ago, while mining and manufacturing production, services output and construction investment declined. The economy has seen both exports and investment improving. Although job losses eased, domestic demand has stayed stagnant, affected by the resurging virus. KDI 2021.03.31
447 FSCMA Revisions for Improving Rules on PEFs Passed by the National Assembly   The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea passed the amendments to the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act during a plenary session on March 24, with aims to improve the rules on private equity funds. Financial Services Commission 2021.03.24
446 CSIS Commission on the Korean Peninsula: Recommendations for the U.S.-Korea Alliance   The U.S.-Korea alliance has faced headwinds in recent years generated by the shifting geopolitical dynamics of U.S.-China rivalry and transactional alliance issues, all while being unable to agree on common approaches to major security challenges concerning North Korea and China. This report—based on the work of a bipartisan commission of experts, scholars, and former U.S. officials organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)—offers concrete proposals for a journey of revitalizing the alliance in the areas of extended deterrence, global contributions, regional relations, denuclearization and peacebuilding on the peninsula, and trade and global governance. CSIS 2021.03.22