Global stock swings not caused by China factors: analysts

Updated: 2016-02-14 09:43


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Global stock swings not caused by China factors: analysts

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) February 11, 2016.[Photo/Agencies]

To cope with the 2008 global financial crisis, many central banks have since adopted easy monetary policy with very low interest rates, which encouraged excessive speculation and led to asset price bubbles, according to Ren.

Xiao Lei, a senior market observer, also believes this round of global market falls had little to do with the slowing Chinese economy or the yuan's recent depreciation.

"The Western markets swings were mainly caused by persistently low crude oil prices, which forced oil producing countries to repatriate their sovereign wealth funds from overseas stock markets to ease domestic money strain," said Xiao.

The withdrawing of the huge amount of capital also added pressure on Western banks and thus intensified the stock market swings, according to him.

The global declines this week raised concerns that the Chinese shares could drop when the market opens on Monday morning.

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