BEIJING — Real estate investment in China fell 8.5% in the first seven months from the same period a year earlier, after falling 7.9% in January-June, Bureau data shows. National Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday.
Property sales by floor space in China fell 6.5% in January-July from a year earlier, compared with a 5.3% drop in the first six months, official data showed on Tuesday, in a context of still weak demand and worsening debt crisis.
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New construction starts as measured by floor area fell 24.5% year-on-year, after falling 24.3% in the first six months.
Funds raised by Chinese property developers fell 11.2% year on year after falling 9.8% in January-June.
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China’s housing debt crisis has deepened in the absence of strong political support, adding to the woes of the faltering economic recovery.
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