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China Property Fear Spreads Beyond Evergrande, Roiling Markets

  • Hong Kong developers fall on concern China will target housing
  • Evergrande faces interest payments on bank loans, bonds
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WATCH: This week could present a moment of truth for Evergrande.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Growing investor angst about China’s real estate crackdown rippled through markets on Monday, adding pressure on Xi Jinping’s government to prevent financial contagion from destabilizing the world’s second-largest economy.

Hong Kong real estate giants including Henderson Land Development Co. suffered the biggest selloff in more than a year as traders speculated China will extend its property clampdown to the financial hub. Intensifying concerns about China Evergrande Group’s debt crisis dragged down everything from bank stocks to Ping An Insurance Group Co. and high-yield dollar bonds. One little-known Chinese property developer plunged 87% before shares were halted.