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Chinese House Price Growth Cools at the Start of 2016

Chinese House Price Growth Cools at the Start of 2016

Bradley Kearns, Contributor

Talking Points:

  • New home prices rose in 38 of 70 Chinese cities in January
  • Prices rose 10.3% y/y in Beijing, 17.5% y/y in Shanghai
  • Traders worry Chinese stimulus may stoke housing bubble

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New home prices rose 1 percent month-over-month in Beijing and 2.2 percent in Shanghai in January. Year-on-year gains were 10.3 and 17.5 percent respectively. On the whole, 38 out of the 70 cities monitored saw real estate price inflation compared with 39 in December.

China has implemented accommodative measures to stoke growth in the housing market. Financial news outlets have expressed concern that the government should be cautions with its stimulus so that it does not spur a speculative housing bubble.

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