With real estate construction booming, the government Monday issued a pointed reminder of the risks of speculative real estate lending.

Citing the results of a survey, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said examiners were worried about the level of speculative construction lending at 25% of nearly 400 banks studied. Only 18% of the banks were singled out during a previous survey six months ago.

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