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Macro Briefing: 9 January 2019

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Trump demands border wall in TV speech: ReutersHouse Democrats set to test GOP with bill to re-open gov’t: ReutersWorld Bank predicts global growth will slow in 2019 to 2.9%: ReutersSigns of progress in US-China trade negotiations: WSJEurozone unemployment rate dips to 7.9% in Dec, lowest since 2008: EurostatPartial gov’t shutdown is taking a toll on housing, say Realtors: BloombergConsumer credit growth stayed strong in November: MWUS Small Business Optimism Index fell in Dec to lowest since 2016: WSJEurozone economic sentiment fell to 2-year low in Dec: RTTWeak industrial output in Germany stoke recession worries: CNBCUS job openings fell in November, but remain elevated: Reuters

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Trump demands border wall in TV speech: Reuters
House Democrats set to test GOP with bill to re-open gov’t: Reuters
World Bank predicts global growth will slow in 2019 to 2.9%: Reuters
Signs of progress in US-China trade negotiations: WSJ
Eurozone unemployment rate dips to 7.9% in Dec, lowest since 2008: Eurostat
Partial gov’t shutdown is taking a toll on housing, say Realtors: Bloomberg
Consumer credit growth stayed strong in November: MW
US Small Business Optimism Index fell in Dec to lowest since 2016: WSJ
Eurozone economic sentiment fell to 2-year low in Dec: RTT
Weak industrial output in Germany stoke recession worries: CNBC
US job openings fell in November, but remain elevated: Reuters

Macro Briefing: 9 January 2019

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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