Export–Import Bank of Korea

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Export–Import Bank of Korea
Public
Industry Banking
Financial services
Founded 1976[1]
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Yong Hwan Kim, CEO
Products Investment Banking
Commercial Banking
Retail Banking
Private Banking
Asset Management
Website Official Website

The Export–Import Bank of Korea, also commonly known as the Korea Eximbank (KEXIM), is the official export credit agency of South Korea.[1]

Overview[edit]

The bank was first established in 1976.[1] Its primary purpose is to support South Korea's export-led economy by providing loans, financing mega projects and thereby facilitating economic cooperation with other countries.[1]

Government funds[edit]

The bank manages the following government funds:

  • Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF): The EDCF evaluates and implements aid projects in developing countries.[2]
  • Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund (IKCF): The IKCF oversees an economic cooperation program with North Korea and serves as a clearing settlement bank with the Foreign Trade Bank of North Korea.[2]

Aid programs[edit]

On January 6, 2013, the bank announced its decision to provide loans and credit guarantees worth US$917 million to entertainment and food firms over the next three years to promote the spread of the Korean Wave in foreign countries. A spokesman representing the bank told reporters that K-pop, Korean dramas, as well as traditional Korean cuisine have huge growth potential, and that exporters of such cultural content deserve more investment and financial support.[3]

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