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CHRONOLOGY-Bank of Korea holds rates steady in May, as expected

SEOUL, May 25 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank kept interest rates unchanged for a 11th straight month on Thursday, opting for stability in its first policy review since President Moon Jae-in's inauguration.

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

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June 9, 2016 Down 25 bp to 1.25 percent

June 11, 2015 Down 25 bp to 1.50 percent

March 12, 2015 Down 25 bp to 1.75 percent

Oct. 15, 2014 Down 25 bp to 2.00 percent

Aug. 14, 2014 Down 25 bp to 2.25 percent

May 9, 2013 Down 25 bp to 2.50 percent

Oct. 11, 2012 Down 25 bp to 2.75 percent

July 12, 2012 Down 25 bp to 3.00 percent

June 10, 2011 Up 25 bp to 3.25 percent

March 10, 2011 Up 25 bp to 3.00 percent

Jan. 13, 2011 Up 25 bp to 2.75 percent

Nov. 16, 2010 Up 25 bp to 2.50 percent

July 9, 2010 Up 25 bp to 2.25 percent

Feb. 12, 2009 Down 50 bp to 2.00 percent

Jan. 9, 2009 Down 50 bp to 2.50 percent

Dec. 11, 2008 Down 100 bp to 3.00 percent

Nov. 7, 2008 Down 25 bp to 4.00 percent

*Oct. 27, 2008 Down 75 bp to 4.25 percent

Oct. 9, 2008 Down 25 bp to 5.00 percent

Aug. 7, 2008 Up 25 bp to 5.25 percent

Aug. 9, 2007 Up 25 bp to 5.00 percent

July 12, 2007 Up 25 bp to 4.75 percent

Aug. 10, 2006 Up 25 bp to 4.50 percent

June 8, 2006 Up 25 bp to 4.25 percent

Feb. 9, 2006 Up 25 bp to 4.00 percent

Dec. 8, 2005 Up 25 bp to 3.75 percent

Oct. 11, 2005 Up 25 bp to 3.50 percent

Nov. 11, 2004 Down 25 bp to 3.25 percent

Aug. 12, 2004 Down 25 bp to 3.50 percent

July 10, 2003 Down 25 bp to 3.75 percent

May 13, 2003 Down 25 bp to 4.00 percent

May 7, 2002 Up 25 bp to 4.25 percent

*Sept. 19, 2001 Down 50 bp to 4.00 percent

Aug. 9, 2001 Down 25 bp to 4.50 percent

July 5, 2001 Down 25 bp to 4.75 percent

Feb. 8, 2001 Down 25 bp to 5.00 percent

Oct. 5, 2000 Up 25 bp to 5.25 percent

Feb. 10, 2000 Up 25 bp to 5.00 percent

May 6, 1999 Set at 4.75 percent

* shows inter-meeting rate changes (Reporting by Cynthia Kim)