Macro Briefing: 21 September 2018

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian military equipment: Reuters
European Council president: UK’s Brexit plan “will not work”: BBC
Fed Chairman Powell talks to Congress re: the central bank’s independence: CNBC
Existing home sales in US unchanged in August: Reuters
Leading indicators for US signaling continued economic expansion: CB
US stock market indexes — Dow & S&P 500 — close at record highs: LA Times
US jobless claims slip to 49-year low, partly due to Hurricane Florence: MW
Philly Fed Mfg Index rebounds in September following sharp fall in August: MW
US 10yr/German 10-year yield spread at record high: 2.60 percentage points: