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Oct 15 (Reuters) - Brazilian homebuilder MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA said on Wednesday its contracted sales and the value of project launches rose in the third quarter from a year ago.
Contracted sales, a measure of first home purchases, totaled 1.47 billion reais ($598.9 million) in the third quarter, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago. The value of project launches rose 17.3 percent to 924 million reais in the same period, the company said. (1 US dollar = 2.4547 Brazilian real)