What is most important is that the crisis is coming and the time to prepare is now. It could happen in 2018, 2019, or it could happen tomorrow. Likely triggers could include a major bank failure, a failure to deliver physical gold, a war, a natural disaster, a cyber–financial attack… Source: MarketWatch
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Airbus SE said it will almost halve production of its slow-selling A380 superjumbo, casting further doubt over the program’s future, while warning that engine glitches are still weighing on deliveries of the single-aisle A320 that’s due to become its largest-volume model. Source Bloomberg
Hungary has issued yuan-denominated “panda” bonds, targeted at the domestic Chinese market, for the value of RMB 1 bln with three-year maturity and a 4.85% coupon, the Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK) said today, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. Source Budapest Business Journal
China has threatened to attack Vietnamese bases over gas drilling in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, according to diplomatic sources in Hanoi and the Asian oil industry. Source The Sidney Morning Herald