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Singapore February private home sales up 18.5 percent

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore rose 18.5 percent in February from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

Data compiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed developers sold 455 units last month, compared with 384 units in the same month a year earlier.

The level of sales in February rose slightly from 436 units sold in January.

(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Kim Coghill)