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Warning signs in China's property market

Although the Chinese government appears to be tightening policies around the property sector, the impact should not be overstated, analysts say.

So far this year, China's property market has been on the rebound. Between January and July, property transactions were up by 60% year-on-year in terms of value and 37% in terms of area, according to a research note by Moody's.

Underlying the recovery is strong support in the form of government policy. Soon after the financial crisis broke, the Chinese government was quick to react. At the end of last year it made it easier to buy a starter home and it also removed some obstacles to buying a second property. The latter measure is especially noteworthy because speculators picking up multiple properties took a lot of the blame when the market overheated a few...

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