torsdag 19. november 2015

How Likely Is a Financial Crisis in China?

It’s a worrying time for the global economy. While the euro area is not yet out of its crisis, and the Fed could trigger an emerging-markets crisis by its imminent rate hike – just remember the “taper tantrum” of 2013 – yet another crisis might happen in China, caused by insolvent shadow banks, bursting asset bubbles, or indebted local governments. The Chinese stock market crash in summer 2015, which sent shock waves around the world, already provided a taste of such a scenario. Read more