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Weekly Briefs (May 20 - 24)

Weekly Briefs (May 20 - 24)

May 27, 2013

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Domestic companies raised 12.5 trillion won through direct financing in April, marking a 3.4 trillion won or 38.1% surge from March, said the Financial Supervisory Service. Specifically, fund raising through stock issuances soared 150.2% month-on-month to 462.7 billion won with a 6.6 billion won initial public offering and new stock issuances reaching 456.1 billion won. Bond issuances jumped 35.8% from March, totaling 12.7 trillion won. Of those, non-financial firms issued bonds worth 5.5 trillion won with large companies taking the whole share. In the meantime, bonds issued by financial institutions, excluding banks and banks reached 2 trillion won and 1.8 trillion won, respectively. Asset-backed securities skyrocketed 355% to reach 2.64 trillion won.

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