China’s Stocks Fall Most in Three Months on Wen’s Speech


14/03/2012 21:44 AST

China’s stocks fell, dragging the benchmark index down the most in more than three months, after Premier Wen Jiabao said home prices are still far from reasonable levels.

The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) slumped 2.6 percent at the close, reversing an earlier 0.8 percent gain. A relaxation of curbs on the property market would lead to “chaos,” Wen said at a press conference in Beijing today. A gauge tracking property stocks sank 3.7 percent, led by Poly Real Estate Group Co., while Anhui Conch Cement Co. paced losses by building- material companies.

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