Property Market Used to Stabilize Growth

As China’s economy continues to struggle in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, clients are increasingly asking if authorities will use the property market to support growth. Supposedly, this is not going to happen. The central bank, for one, explicitly noted in its Q4 monetary policy that the property market will not be used as a tool to support growth. In mid-2019, the Politburo said the same thing. It seems officials are looking to be extremely targeted in their growth support, so property policy does not seem to be a good fit.

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