The Consumer Price Index was 104.86(2015=100) in July 2020. The index remained unchanged from the preceding month and rose 0.3 percent from the same month of the previous year.
The FSC designated the Korea Credit Information Services and the Financial Security Institute as data specializing institutions to perform the task of data convergence on August 6.
The Securities and Futures Commission decided on August 5 to lift administrative sanctions and grant a 30-day extension of reporting deadline to all fifteen companies that applied for sanctions exemptions due to pandemic-related disruptions in their business operation.
During June 2020, the Korean current account registered a surplus of 6.88 billion dollars, and it had a total surplus of 19.17 billion dollars for the first half of the year.
Korea's official foreign reserves as of the end of July 2020 amounted to 416.5 billion dollars.