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Chinese pullout to affect four big property markets

Beijing's 'negative list' for overseas direct investment is expected to cool prices in US, HK, Australia and UK.

In Hong Kong, China mainland investment in 2016 more than quadrupled from 2012/13 to US$5.6 billion. Tighter capital controls would primarily reduce demand for development land and en-bloc office sales, with a gradual impact on sentiment and prices in the residential market.

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DELEVERAGING and intensified regulations have curtailed China's investment in real estate overseas, putting pressure on property markets globally, especially in areas that absorbed substantial Chinese investment over the past few years, such as the US, Hong Kong, Australia and...

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