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S. Korean Landlord Has Nearly 200 mln Won in Debt: BOK

S. Korean Landlord Has Nearly 200 mln Won in Debt: BOK

SEOUL, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — An average landlord in South Korea owed 200 million won (US$176,000) to financial institutions last year, a central bank report showed Thursday. According to the Financial Stability Report submitted by the Bank of Korea (BOK) to parliament, the total financial debt of households that lease homes and commercial buildings [...]

Drop in Economic Activity Among S. Koreans Between the Ages of 30 and 54

Drop in Economic Activity Among S. Koreans Between the Ages of 30 and 54

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Individuals between the ages of 30 and 54, typically known as the principal breadwinners in South Korean society, are participating less in economic activities. This trend raises concerns that this disruption to the labor market could develop into a serious social issue which may negatively impact South Korea’s overall [...]

Mortgage Burden Likely to Get Heavier as BOK Lifts Key Rate

Mortgage Burden Likely to Get Heavier as BOK Lifts Key Rate

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Households may have to cope with higher mortgage rates as the Bank of Korea (BOK) raised its key interest rate for the first time in a year, market watchers said Friday. In a widely anticipated move to cool property prices, the BOK lifted its key rate by 25 basis [...]

Central Bank to Develop Settlement Service to Expand Mobile Cash Card Payment

Central Bank to Develop Settlement Service to Expand Mobile Cash Card Payment

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean central bank said Tuesday that it will adopt a new mobile cash card settlement service starting next year in a bid to expand simplified mobile payments in the country. A council on financial information by the Bank of Korea (BOK) and local banks decided to develop [...]