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UK construction sector grows at weakest pace in 5 months in Oct

Signs of a housing market slowdown caused a slack in the building of new homes

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British regulators ordered lenders in April to make more detailed checks of borrowers' ability to repay mortgages.

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BRITAIN'S construction sector expanded at the weakest rate in five months in October as signs of a housing market slowdown caused a slowdown in the building of new homes, a survey of purchasing managers showed on Tuesday.

The Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI fell to 61.4 in

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