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China worries have limited impact on US equities

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-06-25 16:12

NEW YORK - China's growth worries and credit tightening sent ripples across global stocks on Monday with major US stock indices, in particular, dropping 1 percent on the back of a 2-percent decline last week.

Traders believe that although markets of the two economies are more interrelated, China will not be the sole factor to impact the US market. US stocks, which are oversold on a near-term basis, will retain its resilience and bounce back.

Global stocks slump on China worries

A cash crunch in China's banking sector as well as China's slowing growth fueled fears of a possible tapering of the US Federal Reserve's quantitative easing later this year, which sent global stocks to plunge on Monday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 139.84 points, or 0.94 percent, to 14,659.56 points. The S&P 500 shed 19.34 points, or 1.21 percent, to 1,573.09 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 36.49 points, or 1.09 percent, to 3,320.76 points.

"Today's initial sell-off (of the US stock market) was just about people trying to guess when the Fed was actually going to stop the bond- buying program, it was also about what's going on in China," Keith Bliss, senior vice president and director of sales and marketing at Cuttone & Company, told Xinhua.

Joseph C Greco, managing director-trading & sales at Meridian Equity Partners in New York, said, "Clearly, right now we are chasing each other's tail down lower."

China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 5.3 percent on Monday, the biggest drop since August 2009. The Chinese benchmark stock index lost over 20 percent from its previous peak to enter a bear market.

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