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Fewer Chinese households believe house prices will rise - central bank

FILE PHOTO: Men work near residential apartment blocks under construction on the outskirts of Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - The number of Chinese households who believe that house prices will rise dropped to 26.5%, according to a survey by the People's Bank of China published on Monday.

That compares with 29.3% in previous survey published in October.

A separate PBOC survey showed 15% of bankers believe that monetary policy is loose, down from 13% in the survey conducted three months ago.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk, editing by Louise Heavens)