(measure: percent; Source: The International Monetary Fund)
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South Korea: Banking system capital, percent of assets
For that indicator, The International Monetary Fund provides data for South Korea from 1998 to 2014. The average value for South Korea during that period was 6.77 percent with a minimum of 2.8 percent in 1998 and a maximum of 9.3 percent in 2005.
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Definition: Ratio of bank capital and reserves to total assets. Capital and reserves include funds contributed by owners, retained earnings, general and special reserves, provisions, and valuation adjustments. Capital includes tier 1 capital (paid-up shares and common stock), which is a common feature in all countries' banking systems, and total regulatory capital, which includes several specified types of subordinated debt instruments that need not be repaid if the funds are required to maintain minimum capital levels (these comprise tier 2 and tier 3 capital). Total assets include all nonfinancial and financial assets. Reported by IMF staff. Note that due to differences in national accounting, taxation, and supervisory regimes, these data are not strictly comparable across countries.