"It would seem to me that it's not just tapering that is putting pressure on the markets," Faber, the author of the closely watched "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" told CNBC on Tuesday. "In emerging economies, we have practically no growth, we have a slowdown in China that is more meaningful than the strategists seem to think and than the official, Chinese statistics seem to suggest."
"That then puts pressure on the earnings of the multinationals because most of the growth in the world over the last five years has come from emerging economies," he told CNBC Europe's "Squawk Box." No growth, he said, was causing "a vicious circle on the downside" with slowing emerging economies and inflated asset markets that are now deflating, in turn putting more pressure on asset prices and on the economies.
- Marc Faber via a recent CNBC interview: