STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil's Gafisa project launches surge in third quarter
Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa SA launched 142 percent more projects in the third quarter than in the year-earlier period while contracted sales dropped 31.9 percent on an annual basis. In a statement, the Sao Paulo-based company said consolidated launches in the second quarter totaled 510.4 million reais ($207 million) while contracted sales reached 230.8 million reais. (Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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