China: B.R.I.C. or Brick? The Nation’s Impact on Developed and Frontier Market Economies

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Author: Greg Voegtle

Geopolitical Consultant (NATO) |Political Consultant |Freelance Writer|Speaker

Originally Published on October 11, 2015

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It has been over a month since the tumultuous drop of the Chinese stock market and the correction which scared some American investors into U.S. Treasury Bonds in August. In this post, I comb over and analyze the potential global financial impacts the Chinese economy has on diverse regions of the world and global trade.

Is China changing from a B.R.I.C. to a global Brick?

Event: “Black Friday”/”Black Monday”

The stock market losses occurred on what is infamously dubbed as “Black Monday” in China. Matt Egan of CNN Money, described it as equivalent to

“erasing almost the entire value of the British version of the S&P 500.”

The “S&P BMI U.K. Index” is “worth just $2.8 trillion.” For the U.S. stock market, this was the largest drop since 2011, resulting in an official “correction”*

  • *(When stock, bond, commodity or market index declines by at least 10% according to investopedia).

-Matt Egan

U.S. and Global Fears: Another Domestic or Global Recession

According to Richard Quest (in the corresponding video to the above CNN article), anchor of CNN’s “Quest Means Business,”

Black Monday signified a “serious bought of indigestion”

-Richard Quest

Questions about Individual and Global Impacts

Even if you had a well diversified portfolio, you likely saw yours drop.

  1. How will the Chinese economy impact the U.S. economic health now and in the future?
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But the most important and underlying question here is:

3) How dependent is global growth on China’s GDP and the nation’s commodity demands?

Today, we will further look at: some of the nations which are reliant on China’s imports, macro-economic investment trends which may impact the United States and global financial markets, as well as…

Fear and doubt in their economic growth was spurred when the yuan (its currency) was devalued on August 14th…

Despite the devalued yuan, Matt Egan pointed out that a gauge, which measured China’s manufacturing exports, showed their exports had dropped to their “lowest level since the global financial crisis.”

What’s the Significance?!

  • With their currency weakened (decreasing the cost of their products), investors did not expect a decline in exports and became worried when such occurred.

Short Term Impact: Definately Significant

According to Charles Rile’s article on CNN Money, China’s 3.25 trillion dollar loss…in one month was greater than:

the size of France’s ENTIRE stock market…

Long Term Growth: Uncertain

In 2008, I was assigned to give a competitive speech (for my college’s forensic team)on the topic of the double digit G.D.P. (Gross Domestic Product) growth rates seen with China’s economy…

  • But that was a Long time ago!

The World Bank’s numbers:

  • It appears the end was in 2010, when their GDP was at 10.6%.
  • In 2014, it was still at 7.4%.

For comparison, their 7.4% annual rate is greater than any of the developed countries across the globe….

China GDP vs Global Comparison

The World Bank shows that in 2014:

  • Germany’s GDP was 1.6%
  • The United States’s was 2.4%
  • Brazil’s .1%*

*(another suffering B.R.I.C. or Brick..member)

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Such As:

A. Measures Intended to Reduce Volatility

B.China’s Impact on the U.S. Stock Market vs Economy

C.The Effect on U.S. Debt and Treasury Sales

China’s GDP VS India’s…

  • China’s GDP over the last 4 years has gradually been decreasing
  • India’s decline stopped in 2012

Since then…

-India’s GDP has been gradually increasing

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D.Emerging Economies


-South Korea

E. Why Some B.R.I.C.’s and Emerging Markets Falling

-Commodity prices

-Interest Rates

F. African Nations



Tell me your thoughts on emerging and frontier markets in the comments below.

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