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Bloomberg Poll: Sixty One Percent respondents predict Chinese credit crisis by 2016

Most global investors predict China will face a banking crisis within the next five years, paring their appetite for the nation's shares and eroding confidence in its leadership, a Bloomberg Global Poll indicated.

 

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A Run on Hedge Funds? Man Shares Hit as Volatility Sees Clients Withdraw $2.6bn

A Run on Hedge Funds? Man Shares Hit as Volatility Sees Clients Withdraw $2.6bn | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

Where does the money go? When investors sell stocks or withdraw capital from hedge funds, where do they reallocate? Cash? Gold? Commodities? 

 

Man Group shares tumbled during early trading after the company revealed that its clients had pulled out $2.6bn (£1.6bn) worth of funds during the past three months.

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UK: High inflation could eat £43bn of savings in just a year

UK: High inflation could eat £43bn of savings in just a year | Countdown to Financial Armageddon | Scoop.it

Beleaguered savers will see £43billion wiped off their nest eggs by November 2012 thanks to record low interest rates and soaring inflation.

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