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From brick and mortar to stocks and shares; China’s new investment frenzy

Until very recently, Chinese investors’ preferred choice was the real estate sector. Chronic new housing oversupply led many to fear an eventual burst of the real state bubble and to abandon their brick and mortar investment ambitions. Looking for fresh alternatives, many are rushing into the buying of shares in the local stock exchanges. The number of individual investment accounts grew 400% in the first quarter of this year.