The listed property sector was hit by a fresh wave of selling yesterday, pushing the unit prices of key stocks Stockland, Goodman Group and GPT to all-time lows and wiping about $2.6billion from the sector.

Market watchers thought the GDP figures or a potential lift of the short-selling ban could partly explain why the benchmark ASX/S&P A-REITs 200 Index dropped by 6.1 per cent, but the general equities index dropped just 1.6 per cent.

The Australian