Macro Briefing: 20 October 2017

UK prime minister asks EU for help with Brexit: Guardian
Trump favors Fed Governor Powell for next Fed chief: Politico
Analysts predict low returns across asset classes: Bloomberg
US Leading Index falls in Sep–first decline in 12 months: Conference Board
US jobless claims fall to 44-year low for week through Oct 14: MarketWatch
Philly Fed Mfg Index surprises forecasters with a solid rise for Oct: RTT
La Nina expected to bring warmer-than-usual temps to US this winter: CNBC