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MOEF

Korean Foreign Direct Investment, Q2 2021 (September 17)

Korean FDI amounted to US $16.50 billion in Q2 2021, rising 26.8 percent compared with previous year. Korean FDI net outflows were US $12.84 billion, up 57.3 percent from a year ago.

MOEF

45th Meeting of Central Economic Response Headquarters (September 16)

DPM Hong presided over the 45th Meeting of the Central Economic Response Headquarters held on September 16, and discussed plans to help small business ride out the pandemic, which include loan extension.

MOEF

Deputy Finance Minister Yoon Attends G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting (September 15)

Deputy Finance Minister for International Affairs Yoon Tae-sik attended the 4th G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting held in Naples, Italy from September 13 -14 to discuss various issues including global economy, and international taxation etc.

MOEF

Current Employment Statistics, August 2021 (September 15)

The economically active population marked 28,346,000 in August 2021, and the number of employed persons totaled 27,603,000.

FSC

FSC and Industry Groups Agree on Six-month Extension of Loan Support for Small Businesses (September 16)

FSC Chairman Koh Seungbeom held a meeting with the heads of the financial industry’s self-regulatory organizations on September 16 and agreed to provide loan maturity extension and deferment of principal and interest payments to SMEs and small merchants that have been struggling through COVID-19 for six more months until the end of March 2022.

FSC

FSC Chairman Discusses Important role of Microfinance Policy (September 14)

FSC Chairman Koh Seungbeom visited the Korea Inclusive Finance Support Center on September 14 and held a meeting with small merchants and self-employed business owners on the government’s microfinance programs.

FSC

FSC Plans to Make Fractional Trading of Domestic and Foreign Stocks More Widely Available (September 13)

The FSC announced its plans to make fractional trading of both domestic and foreign stocks more widely available to help improve access and convenience for investors.

BOK

Public Sector Accounts for the year 2020 (preliminary) (September 16)

In 2020, the total revenue of the public sector(including the general government sector, non-financial public corporations and financial public corporations) recorded 883.4 trillion won, an increase of 4.9 trillion won from the previous year's total of 878.4 trillion won (a 0.6% increase).

BOK

Financial Statement Analysis, Q2 2021 (September 15)

In the second quarter of 2021, sales of non-financial companies increased and their profitability indicators improved compared to the same period last year.

BOK

Monetary and Liquidity Aggregates, July 2021 (September 14)

Broad Money (M2, seasonally adjusted, period-average) increased by 0.9%.

BOK

Export and Import Price Indexes, August 2021 (September 14)

The Export Price Index (KRW basis) increased 1.0 percent from the previous month and the Import Price Index (KRW basis) increased 0.6 percent from the previous month.


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  • Producer Price Index, July 2021 (September 24)
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