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China property curbs start to bite as prices ease in some cities

New-home prices in Beijing fell 3.7% in the first weeks of October from September

Local governments in at least 21 cities have introduced property curbs in a bid to arrest runaway prices. 


CHINA'S overheated property market is showing tentative signs of cooling, with home prices in some of the hottest cities falling this month as authorities stepped up curbs to avert a potentially ruinous housing bubble. 

New-home prices in Beijing fell 3.7 per cent in the...

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