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Chinese investors are in for a rough patch

Investment options are limited amid stock market rout, dull housing market and falling interest rates

'Chinese households face the same dilemma as American ones: where do you find a return with real estate flat, emerging markets disappointing, and commodities down.' - David Dollar, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution


WEI Lili is running out of investment options. Apartment prices in her city of Wuhan are beyond her reach even after a recent property slump, and the volatile stock market is too great a risk.

"It takes more than a million yuan to buy a flat, and stocks are like a roller...

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