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CHRONOLOGY-S.Korea cuts rates for 2nd time this year

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SEOUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank cutinterest rates for the second time in four months on Thursday,as expected, to nurture Asia's fourth-largest economy through aglobal slowdown.

The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee cut its baserate

by 25 basis points to 2.75 percent, a mediaofficial said without elaborating. Governor Kim Choong-soo isexpected to hold a news conference from 11:20 a.m. (0220 GMT).

The following is a chronology of the Bank of Korea's mainpolicy rate changes since it began setting the policy ratetarget in May 1999:

- - - -Oct. 11, 2012 Down 25 bp to 2.75 percentJuly 12, 2012 Down 25 bp to 3.00 percentJune 10, 2011 Up 25 bp to 3.25 percentMarch 10, 2011 Up 25 bp to 3.00 percentJan. 13, 2011 Up 25 bp to 2.75 percentNov. 16, 2010 Up 25 bp to 2.50 percentJuly 9, 2010 Up 25 bp to 2.25 percentFeb. 12, 2009 Down 50 bp to 2.00 percentJan. 9, 2009 Down 50 bp to 2.50 percentDec. 11, 2008 Down 100 bp to 3.00 percentNov. 7, 2008 Down 25 bp to 4.00 percent*Oct. 27, 2008 Down 75 bp to 4.25 percentOct. 9, 2008 Down 25 bp to 5.00 percentAug. 7, 2008 Up 25 bp to 5.25 percentAug. 9, 2007 Up 25 bp to 5.0 percentJuly 12, 2007 Up 25 bp to 4.75 percentAug. 10, 2006 Up 25 bp to 4.50 percentJune 8, 2006 Up 25 bp to 4.25 percentFeb. 9, 2006 Up 25 bp to 4.00 percentDec. 8, 2005 Up 25 bp to 3.75 percentOct. 11, 2005 Up 25 bp to 3.50 percentNov. 11, 2004 Down 25 bp to 3.25 percentAug. 12, 2004 Down 25 bp to 3.5 percentJuly 10, 2003 Down 25 bp to 3.75 percentMay 13, 2003 Down 25 bp to 4.0 percentMay 7, 2002 Up 25 bp to 4.25 percent*Sept. 19, 2001 Down 50 bp to 4.0 percentAug. 9, 2001 Down 25 bp to 4.5 percentJuly 5, 2001 Down 25 bp to 4.75 percentFeb. 8, 2001 Down 25 bp to 5.0 percentOct. 5, 2000 Up 25 bp to 5.25 percentFeb. 10, 2000 Up 25 bp to 5.0 percentMay 6, 1999 Set at 4.75 percent

* shows inter-meeting rate changes

(Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)

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Keywords: KOREA ECONOMY/RATES