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Rise in property lending stirs fears of new bubble in Japan

Property-related loans in H1 ended September rise 15% to 7.1 trillion yen from a year ago, BOJ data shows

The BOJ is closely monitoring the property sector for signs of overheating as competition to lend to projects grows among financial institutions eager to take advantage of record-low interest rates.


A SURGE in property lending in Japan by banks and other financial institutions is fuelling fears among some of a "real estate bubble" developing, similar to the one which sent property prices soaring and then subsequently crashing - at the time of the Japanese "bubble economy" in...

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