Thought speculation about Federal Reserve tapering was bad for emerging markets? Then just wait to see what happens if Larry Summers is appointed as the next U.S. central bank chief, analysts say.
They argue that if Summers replaces Ben Bernanke, whose second term as Fed chairman expires in January, any scaling back in the central bank's asset-purchase program would be ramped up by the hawkish Summers and deal a further blow to battered emerging markets.
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Paul Krake, founder of the consultancy View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, said that it isn't when the Fed starts to take back its massive monetary stimulus but who takes over as Fed chairman next year, that's important to markets right now.
"The U.S. president is a pretty important job; but ask the Indians, the Indonesians, the Brazilians who's had more influence over their lives and the answer would be the Fed chief," he told CNBC.
"Larry Summers is not an advocate of QE [quantitative easing] and the reality is that all things being equal, he will unwind QE fast," Krake added.
Emerging markets from Brazil to India and Turkey have been hit hard since May on talk of an unwinding of the U.S. monetary stimulus that has provided global markets with liquidity in the past few years.