SEOUL, April 15 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank kept
interest rates steady at record lows on Thursday as policymakers
worry rising domestic coronavirus cases could derail the
economic recovery even as they keep an eye on building price
Bank of Korea (BOK) held the seven-day repurchase rate
at 0.5%, as expected by all 32 analysts surveyed by
Reuters this week.
Governor Lee Ju-yeol is due to hold a news conference from
11:20 a.m. (0220 GMT).
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim and Joori Roh; Editing by Ana
Nicolaci da Costa)