SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s bourse operator said Monday that it has released a comprehensive book on the country’s bond market in English to help boost foreign investors’ understanding and convenience.
The 136-page book titled “Korea Exchange Fixed Income Market Guide” includes key information and tips for offshore investors and overseas bond-issuing institutions that they should know when entering the Korean bond market, according to the Korea Exchange (KRX).
It is the first time that the KRX has created such a publication in English, it said, adding that the book can be acquired free of charge, with the full version available on its website.
It is part of the bourse operator’s ongoing efforts to attract more foreign investors to the local market. Since last year, the KRX has run an English-language website (bond.krx.co.kr) that offers key data on local bond trading.
As of the end of last year, foreign investors held 112.2 trillion won (US$100.5 billion) of local bonds — a record high — accounting for 6.6 percent of the total, according to state data.
The Korean version of the book is available in local bookstores, the KRX added.