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China home prices rise for 5th straight month in September

CLIMBING UP: Month-on-month price gains were recorded in 39 of the 70 cities surveyed, up from 35 in August.


HOME prices in China rose for a fifth consecutive month in September, suggesting a mild recovery in the housing market that will relieve some pressure on the struggling economy.

The sector, which accounts for 15 per cent of gross domestic product, has become a rare bright