Expert says China is vulnerable to European economy and US consumers

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Former banker McDonald: China vulnerable to European economy and US consumers

WASHINGTON, March 22 – RIA Novosti. Lawrence McDonald, former vice president of financial institution Lehman Brothers, told RIA Novosti that China is very vulnerable to the European economy and consumers in the US, making it prone to a banking crisis.

When asked if China would be able to withstand a banking crisis, he said, “China is very vulnerable to the European economy and to the American consumer.”

McDonald, who also worked at Lehman Brothers during the 2008 financial crisis and was responsible for debt management and convertible securities trading, believes China is a country with “tangible assets” that will appreciate in value during the crisis.

The bankruptcy of the American investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 is considered the starting point of the global financial crisis.

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