“Loans to Brazilian shoppers, Chinese infrastructure projects and Indian developers have fueled the global economic recovery and turned emerging-market banks into some of the world’s biggest companies by market value. Now increased debt burdens threaten growth as central banks raise interest rates to fight inflation, U.S. hiring stalls and Europe deepens austerity measures. China and Brazil may see expansion cut by at least 50 percent in the next few years, according to economic consulting firms A. Gary Shilling & Co. and Capital EconomicsLtd. “People are beginning to smell the credit cycle turning,” Michael Shaoul, chairman of Marketfield Asset Management and chief executive officer of New York-based brokerage Oscar Gruss & Son, said in an interview. “Credit cycles have tremendous momentum, and whenever they turn you want to pay attention,” said Shaoul, who recommends selling high-yield bonds in emerging markets and betting on further losses in bank shares.”
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