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China banks lending more to property sector

Higher exposure makes them vulnerable to property market downturn
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 05:50

In April, average home prices in tier-1 Chinese cities rose at their fastest in four years, forming what some fear is a bubble waiting to burst.

Hong Kong

CHINA'S top banks are lending more to homebuyers and developers than at any time since at least the global financial crisis, making them vulnerable to a property market downturn as prices overheat and real-estate firms struggle with a growing debt burden.

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