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Policy banks cautioned on increased corporate lending

Korea’s state-run policy banks have been questioned on whether they can withstand potential debt fallout from companies facing marginal or weak profitability, with lenders’ capital buffering capability falling on increased loans to financially instable conglomerates. A report by the Korea Development Institute showed that the country’s two main policy lenders – Korea Development Bank and the Korea Export-Import Bank – extended loans worth 82 trillion won ($70 billion) two years ago, up from 34 trillion won at the height of [...]

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