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S. Korea Says No Big Impact from U.S. Decision to Reduce Bond Holdings

S. Korea Says No Big Impact from U.S. Decision to Reduce Bond Holdings

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday that the Federal Reserve’s decision to trim its balance sheet is likely to have a limited impact on Asia’s fourth-largest economy. “I don’t think the Fed’s decision will have a big impact on the domestic financial markets,” Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol told reporters [...]

Foreigners Sell US$3.25 bln of S. Korean Stocks and Bonds in Aug.

Foreigners Sell US$3.25 bln of S. Korean Stocks and Bonds in Aug.

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign investors offloaded South Korean stocks and bonds worth US$3.25 billion in August due to security jitters and profit-taking, the central bank said Wednesday. Foreign investors sold local stocks and bonds worth $1.33 billion and $1.91 billion, respectively, the Bank of Korea (BOK) said. It marked the first sell-off [...]

BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited Announces BMO Asia USD Investment Grade Bond ETF Dividend

BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited Announces BMO Asia USD Investment Grade Bond ETF Dividend

HONG KONG, CHINA, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – BMO Global Asset Management (Asia) Limited today announced a dividend of HK$0.13 per unit for BMO Asia USD Investment Grade Bond ETF (stock code: 3141.HK). The expected dividend date is December 28, 2016, and the record date is December 29, 2016. The distribution-payable date is January 6, [...]

Online Crowd Funding Agency and Loan Company Ad Restrictions Introduced

Online Crowd Funding Agency and Loan Company Ad Restrictions Introduced

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An online crowd funding agency targeting small investors will be established in Korea. The National Policy Committee passed nine financial laws on April 30, and one of them was the establishment of an online small investment agent which enables a company to raise a maximum of 700 million won [...]

Korean Investments in Foreign Securities Grows Most in 7 Years in 2014

Korean Investments in Foreign Securities Grows Most in 7 Years in 2014

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean institutions’ investments in foreign securities grew at the fastest pace since 2007 last year on a rise in massive buying of foreign bonds and so-called Korean paper, central bank data showed Friday. The outstanding value of foreign securities held by institutional investors jumped by US$20.9 billion in [...]