STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil's MRV sales and launches up in Q3

miércoles 15 de octubre de 2014 19:58 GYT

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)