Who is exposed in Europe and the US
We don’t know if there will be Lehman moment in China, but we are fairly confident that there is a major discontinuity coming soon: either a collapse of consumer and financial confidence or a series of stimulus measures, which will kick the can further down the road – a bit like the Eurozone crisis of 2011-12. We can’t forecast the outcome, but we can work out which companies and sectors in the US and Europe have the greatest revenue exposure. In general, more European companies have a modest 5% exposure to China, but if we take the threshold of concern as 10% of sales, the US has more exposure than Europe. The big exposure is US Technology where 65% of market capitalisation has more than 10% of sales in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.