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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 (May 17)

Industrial activities improved in March due to a low base effect from the previous month. Employment continued to grow in April, although unemployment went up, and consumer prices stayed stable.

[MOEF]

16th Ministerial Meeting on Boosting the Economy (May 15)

At the 16th meeting, DPM Hong discussed plans to develop biohealth industries, promote coastal and marine tourism, and set up a high-tech industrial park in college campuses.

[MOEF]

Current Employment Statistics, April 2019 (May 15)

The economically active population marked 28,284,000 in April 2019, and the number of employed persons totaled 27,038,000.

[FSC]

FSC Monitors Loan Delinquencies among Households and Small Merchants (May 16)

The FSC monitored loan delinquencies among households and small merchants to ensure sound loans.

[FSC]

FSC to Allow Robo-advisors to Manage Funds (May 15)

The FSC revised regulations to allow operating a fund by AI-based automated investment management system.

[FSC]

FSC to Give Grace Period to Newly Launched Internet-only Banks for Temporary Exemption from BASEL III (May 15)

The FSC will give a two to three years of grace period to newly launched internet-only banks, which will exempt them from Basel III for the period.

[FSC]

FSC Adds Eight Financial Services to Fintech Regulatory Sandbox (May 15)

The FSC added eight financial services to its fintech regulatory sandbox on May 15, making a total number of services under it 26.

[BOK]

Export/Import Price Indexes, April 2019 (May 14)

The export price index (won basis) increased 0.5 percent from the previous month, and the import price index (won basis) rose 1.5 percent.

[BOK]

Financial Market Trends, April 2019 (May 13)

3-yr treasury bond yields have been increasing (1.69% at end-Mar → 1.70% at end-Apr → 1.72% on May 10) due to unfavorable economic indicators and US-China trade disputes.


Announcement On Upcoming Releases

MOEF

  • 205th Ministerial Meeting on International Economic Affairs (May 20)
  • Measures to promote biohealth industries (May 22)
  • External debt, Q1 2019 (May 23)

BOK

  • Producer Price Index, April 2019 (May 21)
  • Household Credits, Q1 2019 (May 22)
  • International Investment Position, March 2018 (May 23)
  • Trade Settlement Currency, 2018 (May 24)
  • Trade Indices & Terms of Trade Indices, March 2019 (May 24)
Each institution is responsible for the information it provides in the bulletin.
Ministry of Economy and Finance's MI

Weekly Economic Bulletin