China’s housing slowdown could cool economy

China’s property market is not having a good year, with slowing sales, cooling prices and restrictive policies threatening to impact the national economy. In housing, 2019 is shaping up to be the weakest since the FT began its China Real Estate Index in 2012. The housing market is central to China’s economy, where 90% of Chinese households own at least one property and 35% own two or more. The FT (£)