RTTNews - In Australia, housing finance for owner occupation rose 7.3% month-on-month in March to A$15.7 billion, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.

At the same time, commercial finance grew 20.5% to A$30.49 billion and lease finance was up 1.3% to A$469 million. However, personal finance declined 2.2% to A$6.28 billion in March.

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