Billionaire George Soros warned investors on Thursday that the global economy could be facing a crisis.
He says he sees similarities to the economy in 2008.
At an economic forum in Sri Lanka, the hedge fund luminary pointed toward China’s currency devaluation and economic slowdown as major factors weighing down the global markets, Bloomberg reported. He said that the turmoil is a result of China’s struggle to transition to a new growth model.
On Thursday, a plunge in Chinese equities spilled over to send global markets into a tizzy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 200 points after the Chinese Central Bank made its most significant downward adjustment of its currency since August, according to The Wall Street Journal.