Policy Issues

Number Subject Publisher Date
768 Financial Cooperation with Africa to be Strengthened NEW The Financial Services Commission and the Korea Federation of Banks will invite and host the banking industry associations of three African countries (Nigeria, Botswana, and Mauritius) and the Southern African Development Community from June 17 to 19 to seek stronger financial cooperation between Korea and Africa. Financial Services Commission 2024.06.20
767 Household Loans, May 2024   In May 2024, the outstanding balance of household loans across all financial sectors rose KRW5.4 trillion (preliminary), growing at a faster rate compared with the previous month (up KRW4.1 trillion). Financial Services Commission 2024.06.13
766 Economically Active Population Survey in May 2024   [Economically active population and labor force participation rate] ◦ The economically active population marked 29.799 million persons in May, which grew 176 thousand persons or 0.6 year-on-year. ◦ The labor force participation rate stood at 65.4 in May, up 0.1p year-on-year. Statistics Korea 2024.06.13
765 FSC Proposes Rule Changes to Upgrade Regulations on Treasury Stocks of Listed Companies   The Financial Services Commission issued a preliminary notice of proposed rule changes concerning treasury stocks of listed companies on June 3. This proposal is a follow-up to the previously introduced plan to upgrade rules on treasury stocks of listed companies, which was unveiled on January 30 this year. Financial Services Commission 2024.06.07
764 Consumer Price Index in May 2024   The Consumer Price Index was 114.09(2020=100) in May 2024. The index increased 0.1 percent from the preceding month and rose 2.7 percent from the same month of the previous year. Statistics Korea 2024.06.07
763 Rule Changes Proposed to Bring About Improvements to the Convertible Bond Market   The Financial Services Commission issued a preliminary notice of proposed rule changes regarding the issuance and disclosure of securities, which will be open for public comment from May 28 until June 11, 2024. Financial Services Commission 2024.05.30
762 KoFIU Unveils H2 2023 Survey Results on Virtual Asset Service Providers   The Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU) conducted a survey on the twenty-nine registered virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to see the current state of the domestic virtual asset market and keep relevant statistics up to date. Financial Services Commission 2024.05.23
761 Economically Active Population Survey in April 2024   [Economically active population and labor force participation rate] ◦ The economically active population marked 29.578 million persons in April, which grew 342 thousand persons or 1.2 year-on-year. ◦ The labor force participation rate stood at 65.0 in April, up 0.6p year-on-year. Statistics Korea 2024.05.23
760 Household Loans, April 2024   n April 2024, the outstanding balance of household loans across all financial sectors rose KRW4.1 trillion (preliminary) from the previous month. When compared with the end of 2023, the household loan balance dropped KRW1.8 trillion, which shows that the growth trend remains on a stable course. Financial Services Commission 2024.05.16
759 Guidelines on Corporate Value-up Plan Unveiled to Support Listed Companies′ Voluntary Efforts   The Financial Services Commission (FSC), the Korea Exchange (KRX), Korea Capital Market Institute (KCMI) and relevant organizations held the second seminar on the Corporate Value-up Support Plan on Thursday, May 2. Financial Services Commision 2024.05.09