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UK housing starts indicator hits 10-year high

Separate survey finds demand for commercial property picked up during the first quarter

Housing is a hot political topic as Britain gears up for a June 8 national election with both main political parties pledging to help people struggling to buy homes.


A MEASURE of house-building plans in Britain hit a 10-year high in early 2017 and demand for commercial property improved too, industry surveys showed on Thursday, easing concerns about the impact of last year's Brexit vote on the real estate market.

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