Andy reckons the global flow of hot money into government bonds and real estate has reached such a scale that the current asset bubble is greater than the one that unleashed the 2008 financial crisis. When the Fed eventually puts the brake on its money-printing, the bursting bubble will, he argues, bring a worse recession than the one we have just endured.
Dr Andy Xie 謝國忠 is Shanghai-based independent economist specialising in China and Asia. He is currently director of Rosetta Stone Advisors and of China Boqi Environmental Science and Technology.
Dr Xie is one of the few economists who has accurately predicted economic bubbles including the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and the more recent subprime meltdown in the United States. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and was Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Asia/Pacific economics team until 2006. Prior to that he spent two years with Macquarie Bank in Singapore, where he was an associate director in corporate finance. He also spent five years as an economist with the World Bank.