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China home prices soar in Feb

But surging values in bigger cities and depressed markets in smaller cities seen as unhealthy

RED-HOT: A residential compound in Shanghai. Prices surged 20.6 per cent in the city.


CHINA'S home prices rose at their fastest clip in almost two years in February thanks to red-hot demand in big cities, but risks of overheating in some places combined with weak growth in smaller cities threaten to put more stress on an already slowing economy.

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