Canada October building permits unexpectedly rise 0.7 percent

Mon Dec 8, 2014 8:37am EST
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Dec 8, Reuters - The value of Canadian building permits unexpectedly climbed 0.7 percent in October from the previous month, following a revised 12.5 percent gain in September, Statistics Canada data indicated on Monday.

Non-residential construction intentions increased by 2.4 percent, led by the industrial and institutional components. The residential sector edged down by 0.4 percent, led by multi-family dwellings.

(Reporting by Alex Paterson; Editing by Leah Schnurr)