Trouble has been brewing in China as the government's crackdown on the real estate market has put the country's second-largest real estate developer, China Evergrande Group, on the verge of bankruptcy. This has spooked investors across the globe and has amplified the stock market's sell-off in September, a month that's historically considered an underperformer for the market. It has been more volatile this year as both indexes have tumbled by a bigger margin (but also recovered somewhat), with problems in China contributing to investors' panic and amplifying the volatility.
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