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US building permits fall 3.9%; though housing starts jump

By BFN News | 01:36 PM | Friday 17 January, 2020

US privately‐owned housing units authorised by building permits fell 3.9% in December to about 1.42m, according to the Census Bureau. The market had been expecting a reading of 1.47m, in line with the revised number for November. Housing starts, meanwhile, jumped 16.9% to about 1.61m, beating expectations of around 1.38m. Story provided by

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