Abstract : China's property loans increased at the slowest pace over the past eight years in April, the country's top banking and insurance watchdog said Tuesday.
BEIJING, June 1 (Xinhua) — China’s property loans increased at the
slowest pace over the past eight years in April, the country’s top
banking and insurance watchdog said Tuesday.
As of the end of April, loans to the property sector expanded by 10.5
percent year on year, a growth rate at an eight-year low, said Liang
Tao, vice chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory
Commission, at a press conference.
The balance of trust loans and the amount of wealth-management products in the sector also continued to decline, Liang said.
In particular, the amount of wealth-management products associated
with non-standard property assets dropped by 36 percent year on year.
The excessive capital flow into the property market has been
preliminarily curbed, Liang said, adding that the country will maintain
stringent crackdowns on irregularities to prevent and mitigate risks.
China’s policymakers have vowed to ensure the stable and healthy
development of the property market, repeatedly emphasizing that “houses
are for living in, not for speculation.” Enditem
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