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Mortgage loans down 0.2%

Residential mortgage loans approved in August decreased 0.2% compared with July to $54.3 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.   Mortgage loans financing primary market transactions rose 8.3% to $7.5 billion, while those financing secondary market transactions fell 4.6% to $36.3 billion.   Those for refinancing increased 11.6% to $10.6 billion.   Mortgage loans drawn down during the month rose 0.9% to $39.6 billion.   The number of mortgage applications in August decreased month-on-month by 8.2% to 13,927.   The outstanding value of mortgage loans increased month-on-month by 1% to $1.6798 trillion at the end of August.