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Economic data, indicators, agencies, and organizations

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Bank of Korea
The Bank of Korea performs the typical functions of a central bank: issuing banknotes and coins, formulating and implementing monetary and credit policy, serving as the bankers' bank and the government's bank. In addition, the Bank of Korea undertakes the operation and oversight of the payment and settlement systems, and manages the nation's foreign exchange reserves. It also conducts supervisory functions for financial institutions as stipulated in the Bank of Korea Act.
IT Statistics of Korea
Industrial Bank of Korea - Weekly Economic Report
Korea Development Institute
Korea Development Institute (KDI), since its establishment in 1971, has been recognized as a leading think tank of Korea significantly contributing to the economic and social development of Korea. For five decades, KDI has consistently provided policy recommendations and guidance based on in-depth analyses of international and domestic economic conditions and projections while conducting preemptive and empirical studies.
Korea Economic Institute: KEI
KEI is a non-for-profit, educational organizations partnered with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), a public policy research institute funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea.
Korea Economic Research Institute
The purpose of KERI is to provide companies and the Korean economy with short and long term tasks for development, so that an effective Free Market system and a healthy economic environment can be realized, which in turn, will help contribute the growth and development of the national and world economy.
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
KIET is the only national research institute in Korea specializing in both domestic and international industry and trade.
Korea International Trade Association
The Korea International Trade Association(KITA) was established in 1946 with the objective of advancing the Korean economy through trade, and is currently the largest business organization in Korea with over 70,000 member companies. Representing the interests of Korea's global traders, KITA serves a diverse range of roles including: providing hands-on support to trade companies, drawing trade cooperation from the private sector, formulating new trade strategies, nurturing trade professionals and building trade infrastructure. With a widely established network of 13 domestic offices and 11 overseas branches in major cities, KITA has consolidated its position as a leading business organization dedicated to assisting SMEs in gaining foreign market entry and has actively contributed towards Korea's recent achievement of 1 trillion dollars in trade volume.
LG Economic Research Institute
In step with Korea’s rapid economic development, LG Economic Research Institute has provided clients with timely insights into key issues of the changing economy and industries, as well as delivered corresponding solutions and management strategies. We strive to provide the most insightful knowledge and practical solutions in the dynamic global business environment and to help the Korean society and businesses prosper amid the uncertainty of the future.
Open Fiscal Data (Monthly Financial Trend Reports, from MOEF)
Samsung Economic Research Institute
Preemptively set agendas to develop the community and enhance business competitiveness by thorough analysis and understanding of business problems