Corporate direct financing in South Korea witnessed a staggering 39.3% rise due to a significant increase in stock sales in September. Data released by the Financial Supervisory Service showed that South Korean companies garnered a cumulative KRW27.57tr (USD20.37bn) from stock and bond sales, a KRW7.78tr increase from August. Direct financing bypasses traditional bank loans, sourcing funds directly from stock and bond markets. Stock sales saw an explosive growth over 10-fold, reaching KRW6.49tr, fueled by major initial public offerings. Of these, nine were in September, with Doosan Robotics alone securing KRW4.2tr. Additionally, rights offerings soared to KRW2.1tr, and bond issues increased by 9.6%, reaching KRW21.07tr.
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