A stock market collapse in the United States could be a sign that global economic problems are deepening, according to analysts.
“We think that it could be the beginning of a downward spiral for the US economy, and that would be a scary time,” said John Levey, head of corporate risk at UBS.
“I think there is some uncertainty about the direction of the global economy, but I don’t think it’s going to be as bad as some people think.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 300 points in early trading Thursday after news broke of the deadly fire at a Chinese factory, sending the market plunging more than 4 percent.
Reuters/File: Firefighters battle the blaze in a factory fire in Shanghai, China, January 14, 2021.
Reuters/file: Fire fighters battle the fire in a plant fire in Tianjin, China December 14, 2020.
Reuters A man looks out at the smoke as he walks in the Shanghai skyline on December 14.
Reuters /File: People inspect a fire at the building that collapsed in the city of Tianjin on December 15.Reuters