S.Korea Feb housing prices up for 11th month

SEOUL, March 2 Tue Mar 2, 2010 12:44am EST

SEOUL, March 2 (Reuters) - Housing prices across South Korea in February posted their 11th consecutive monthly gain, data from the country's top lender showed on Tuesday.

Housing prices in February rose 0.3 percent from January and gained 2.7 percent from a year earlier, the data from Kookmin Bank showed.

The annual growth marked the fastest pace since December 2008, the data showed. (Reporting by Yoo Choonsik; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner)