Canada housing starts inch up 1.3 pct in April

TORONTO, May 10 (Reuters) - Canadian housing starts edged up 1.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 201,700 units from a revised 199,200 units in March, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said on Monday. The number of starts was slightly below the consensus expectations of analysts who had called for 205,000 starts. March's housing starts were originally reported at 197,300 units. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Padraic Cassidy) Keywords: CANADA/HOUSING (kayan.ng@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: kayan.ng.reuters.com@reuters.net; 416-941-8109) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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