Permits, a proxy for future construction of all types of homes, slid 0.1 per cent last month. Photo: AFP

US housing starts fall more than expected while permits are steady

December’s decline in starts suggests that November’s rise was more of a temporary spike than an increase in the underlying pace of growth

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Permits, a proxy for future construction of all types of homes, slid 0.1 per cent last month. Photo: AFP
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