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Hong Kong shares plunged Monday and equity markets in Europe and the US slumped as the crisis at indebted property developer China Evergrande deepened and contagion rippled across financial markets. Shares of Evergrande and its subsidiaries tumbled along with other real estate stocks and bank and insurance shares which are seen as being affected by the fallout. Last week, Chinese authorities told major lenders not to expect interest payments from the firm this week.
21/09/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
Will Denyer, US Economist at Gavekal says that the US Federal Reserve needs to review the rules and regulations on what securities Fed members can purchase to avoid a conflict of interest.
Mark Michelson, Chairman of the Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia believes that the China Evergrande crisis could be the tip of the iceberg and develop into a wider property market slump.
21/09/2021 - 8:24am View from Japan
The European Central Bank has left interest rates on hold at minus 0.5% and its €1.85tn emergency bond-buying programme unchanged in its first meeting since agreeing on a new monetary policy strategy earlier this month. The ECB set a new symmetric 2% inflation target as part of its first review of its strategy since 2003. But governing council members yesterday were divided on the implementation of the strategy with some saying its commitment to tolerate a moderate and transitory overshoot of its price growth target, increased the risk of inflation surging above its target.
23/07/2021 - 8:10am Business and Market Discussion
John Schofield, Managing Director of Tempus Investment notes that the underperformance in the Hong Kong stock market is due to the crackdown on technology companies in mainland China, and uncertainty over US-China relations.
Patrick Bennett, Macro Strategist at CIBC World Markets notes that there are large amounts of liquidity pouring into the global markets and he thinks that interest rates will remain low for some time.
23/07/2021 - 8:24am View from Australia