* S.Korea's June futures on 3-year KTB up on dovish
(Recasts after Governor Lee's news conference)
SEOUL South Korea's central bank will likely keep its base rate unchanged on Thursday, even amid easing price pressures and slowing economic growth, a Reuters poll of economists showed.
* Scandals ensnare K-pop stars, top clubs, and police
SEOUL On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul's swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty tables.
SEOUL South Korea's headline inflation slowed to its weakest pace since July 2016 in March on declines in food prices and weaker service costs growth, adding pressure for policymakers to shift to an easing stance and ramp up stimulus.
SEOUL South Korea's exports contracted for a fourth month in March but at a slower rate in a sign of continued strain on the trade reliant economy, putting pressure on policymakers to shift to an easing stance to ward off growing external risks.
* USD/KRW market was relatively stable in 2H 2018 - BOK
SEOUL Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked the music industry and hit entertainment stocks. | Video
* Critics say moral education and stress management