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Macro Briefing: 8 February 2019

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Trump expected to ban Chinese telecom equipment in US next week: PoliticoTrump won’t meet China’s Xi before March 1 tariff deadline: BloombergTrump probably can’t force another gov’t shutdown: PoliticoSofter growth expected for Europe and UK: MarketWatchItaly’s industrial output fell for fourth straight month in December: BloombergSupreme Court blocks abortion law in narrow ruling: CNNProposed BB&T-Sun Trust merger is biggest US bank deal in a decade: ReutersAmazon’s Bezos accuses American Media of blackmail: WSJUS consumer credit for Dec rose above trillion for first time: MWUS jobless claims pulled back last week after spiking: Reuters

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Trump expected to ban Chinese telecom equipment in US next week: Politico
Trump won’t meet China’s Xi before March 1 tariff deadline: Bloomberg
Trump probably can’t force another gov’t shutdown: Politico
Softer growth expected for Europe and UK: MarketWatch
Italy’s industrial output fell for fourth straight month in December: Bloomberg
Supreme Court blocks abortion law in narrow ruling: CNN
Proposed BB&T-Sun Trust merger is biggest US bank deal in a decade: Reuters
Amazon’s Bezos accuses American Media of blackmail: WSJ
US consumer credit for Dec rose above $4 trillion for first time: MW
US jobless claims pulled back last week after spiking: Reuters

Macro Briefing: 8 February 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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