Brazil homebuilder Gafisa posts 17 pct rise in new projects in 2nd qtr

martes 14 de julio de 2015 18:35 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa SA said on Tuesday its launches of new projects rose by 16.5 percent in the second quarter from a year ago to 482 million reais ($153.5 million).

Contracted sales in the quarter grew 22.9 percent to 532.1 million reais, the company said in a statement.

($1 = 3.14 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Christian Plumb)