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China's property market recovering from deep slump

Prices for new homes in country's biggest cities are rising sharply, led by southern boomtown of Shenzhen

The real estate resurgence comes as growth across the rest of the economy is slowing, providing a welcome and significant boost. Some economists estimate property accounts for as much as a quarter of China's GDP.

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CHINA'S slowdown, which has cast a shadow over the global economy and worried investors around the world, stems in part from a deep slump in its crucial property market.

Now that slump appears to be easing, as construction cranes return in some cities and real estate...

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