Korean FDI in the first quarter of 2017 posted a record high, rising 30.2 percent year-on-year from US $8.23 billion to US $10.71 billion.
The Export Price Index (won basis) increased 0.5 percent from the previous month. The Import Price Index (won basis) increased 0.5 percent from the previous month.
During March 2017, Narrow Money (M1, seasonally adjusted, period-average) increased by 1.9 percent compared to the previous month. Broad Money (M2, seasonally adjusted, period-average) grew by 0.8 percent.
The Treasury bond (3-yr) yield rose slightly in May, after having fluctuated within a narrow range during April. The KOSPI rose significantly to a new record high.