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Housing starts rose 1.8 percent in July from a year earlier to 103,135 units, marking the first increase since December, the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry said Friday.

Increased starts of rented condominiums and rented houses, as well as condominiums for sale, more than offset slack starts of owner-occupied houses, the ministry said.

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