Building approvals dip in February

Building approvals dip in February

AAP Building approvals have fallen for the first time in five months, but economists believe it is a temporary setback for the booming property sector. Over the 12 months to February, building approvals were up 14.3 per cent. February's fall was to be expected after four consecutive months of growth, National Australia Bank senior economist David de Garis said. Approvals for private sector hous…

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