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Mr Zhu noted that investors are increasingly borrowing the cheap US dollar, and investing the borrowed funds in emerging markets, where interest rates are higher, and therefore generating a better return than saving in the dollars.
This phenomenon called carry trade in the US dollar is a "massive issue today," said Mr Zhu.
"It's bigger than the Japanese yen carry trade 12 years ago," he said.
However, if the United States were to tighten its lax monetary policy, making borrowing more costly, funds could then flow out just as suddenly from emerging markets, back into the US market.
This could cause a collapse in emerging markets' currencies, and spark a repeat of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis.
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