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WEEKLY ECONOMIC BULLETIN

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The weekly economic bulletin, which contains recent press releases and the schedule for upcoming
press releases, is published by the MOEF every week. To receive the weekly economic bulletin by email,
please submit a request to fppr@korea.kr

Major News & Events

[MOEF]

Current Economic Situation, October 2018 (October 12)

The Korean economy has stayed on a recovery path led by strong exports and consumption. However, investment and employment continue to be weak and uncertainties are increasing amid the ongoing US-China trade conflict and rising international oil prices.

[MOEF]

Current Employment Statistics, September 2018 (October 12)

The economically active population marked 28,079,000 in September 2018, and the number of employed persons totaled 27,055,000.

[MOEF]

1st Korea-Mexico Joint Committee on Economic Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing (October 11)

Deputy Prime Minister Kim Dong Yeon attended the 1st Korea-Mexico Joint Committee on Economic Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing held on October 10 in Seoul, and signed an agreement with Mexico's Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya to strengthen economic cooperation.

[MOEF]

Korea and UK Agree to Strengthen Economic Cooperation (October 10)

Deputy Prime Minister Kim Dong Yeon met with UK Trade Minister Liam Fox on October 5, and held talks on maintaining strong bilateral economic cooperation.

[BOK]

Financial Market Trends, September 2018 (October 11)

The Treasury bond (3-yr) yield has risen significantly, boosted chiefly by an increase in the US Treasury bond yield and concerns related to domestic monetary policy.

[BOK]

Loan Officer Survey on Financial Institution Lending, Developments in Q3 & Prospects for Q4 2018 (October 11)

It is forecast that domestic banks will ease their standards on loans to SMEs in the fourth quarter of 2018, while tightening those on loans to large corporations and households.

[BOK]

Balance of Payments, August 2018 (preliminary) (October 11)

In August 2018, the Korean current account registered a surplus of 8.44 billion dollars. In the financial account, there was a 7.28 billion dollar increase in net assets in August.


Announcement On Upcoming Releases

BOK

BOK

  • Export/Import Price Indexes, September 2018 (October 16)
  • Monetary and Liquidity Aggregates, August 2018 (October 17)
  • Monetary Policy Decision (October 18)
  • Economic Outlook for 2018 and 2019 (October 18)
Each institution is responsible for the information it provides in the bulletin.
Ministry of Economy and Finance's MI

Weekly Economic Bulletin