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Concern over Beijing's latest housing curbs

While the measures are aimed at speculators, genuine buyers, too, are caught; some developers are pessimistic about the market

The number of new clients expressing interest to buy a home fell by nearly a third in the week following the latest curbs, according to data from real estate broker Lianjia.


JI WEI, a recently married photographer in her 20s, fears her plans to sell her Beijing apartment and upgrade to one costing 6.15 million yuan (S$1.25 million) will collapse because of new measures aimed at reining in a soaring property market.

Beijing, home to about 22...

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