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China to be the biggest casualty as Asia's business model breaks

Reversal of globalization will create painful financial strains

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A property agent talks with a visitor at a sales office in the eastern city of Yantai on June 12: China's real estate boom gave the illusion of a powerful economy on the rise.   © FeatureChina via AP

Andrew Hunt is chief executive of analysis service Hunt Economics. Ben Ashby is head of investments for investment management company Henderson Rowe.

For much of the last decade, one could invest according to the adage, "The U.S. sets liquidity, China determines growth and the rest of the world deals with the consequences." But this is all changing and Asia, previously one of the biggest beneficiaries of globalization, could be the biggest loser.

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