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Macro Briefing | 17 January 2020

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Trump impeachment hearing begins in Senate: WSJ Second death reported in new SARS-like virus in China: CNN China’s GDP rose 6.1% in 2019, slowest gain since 1990: CNBC Worrisome decline in UK retail sales continued in December: Bloomberg US jobless claims continue to fall, indicating strong labor market: CNBC US home builder confidence slips in January but remains bullish: CNBC Trend growth in US import prices remained subdued in December: Reuters Philly Fed Mfg Index rose sharply in January: Philly Fed US retail spending accelerated in Dec to annual 5.8% increase — 1-1/2 year high:

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Trump impeachment hearing begins in Senate: WSJ
Second death reported in new SARS-like virus in China: CNN
China’s GDP rose 6.1% in 2019, slowest gain since 1990: CNBC
Worrisome decline in UK retail sales continued in December: Bloomberg
US jobless claims continue to fall, indicating strong labor market: CNBC
US home builder confidence slips in January but remains bullish: CNBC
Trend growth in US import prices remained subdued in December: Reuters
Philly Fed Mfg Index rose sharply in January: Philly Fed
US retail spending accelerated in Dec to annual 5.8% increase — 1-1/2 year high:

Macro Briefing | 17 January 2020

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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