Home prices in China’s four largest cities surged in September, recording the biggest increases since January 2011, Bloomberg reported, citing National Bureau of Statistics data. New home prices in September rose 20% in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, 17% in Shanghai and 16% in Beijing from a year earlier as prices climbed in 69 of the 70 cities the government tracks. The increases prompted renewed fears of a housing bubble. Property stocks fell in Shanghai on speculation that Premier Li Keqiang will be forced to impose stricter policies to rein in prices and limit risks to the economy.
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