From the Wall Street Journal’s “Stock Futures Weaken After Evergrande Payment Deadline Passes” posted early Friday:
U.S. stock futures wavered and bond yields ticked up to multi-month highs, as uncertainty lingered about the future of heavily indebted property giant China Evergrande Group.
Markets have been whipsawed this week by fears that the possible collapse of Evergrande could spill over into global markets and add to an already darkening outlook for global growth. Evergrande inched closer to a potential default Friday as a deadline on a key interest payment to its U.S. dollar bondholders passed without any announcement.
“It is one of the largest companies in the second largest economy in the world and if something pulls down Chinese growth it is going to pull down global growth,” said Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors.