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Authorities to remove protectionism in financial sector to increase support for start-ups, SMEs

Updated: 2014-08-26 14:59:49 (KST)
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The state-run financial regulator says it will lift more than 90 percent of its sanctions on financial institutions in a bid to stamp out protectionism in the sector.
The Financial Services Commission adds this will help encourage the institutions to take more risks in giving out loans to start-ups and small to mid-sized businesses.
These plans were reported to President Park Geun-hye at her economic advisers' meeting this morning.
The F-S-C also talked about incentives for banks that financially support innovation and technology-based firms.
On a separate note the advisers also suggested a nationwide inspection of safety management as well in light of the April ferry disaster.
Officials plan to prevent disasters by having agents attend to dangers reported by the public through smart applications.


Reporter : yschoi@arirang.co.kr

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