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[$$] Taylor Wimpey climbs on ‘good trading performance’

George Hammond in London

cheered investors on Wednesday as it said it was on track to meet expectations for 2018, despite increasing caution among UK homebuyers as the Brexit deadline looms. The housebuilder reported it had completed 14,947 new homes, including joint ventures — up 3 per cent from the previous year. Its order book value had climbed to £1.78bn at the year end, up from £1.63bn at the end of 2017, it said in a trading statement ahead of its full-year results on February 27.