Macro Briefing | 23 January 2020

China locks down a second city to halt spread of coronavirus: WSJ
Coronavirus is threat that will test China’s economy: SCMP
US envoy: slain Iran general’s fate awaits successor if he kills Americans: Reuters
Trump says US growth has slowed because of Federal Reserve: CNBC
ECB expected to keep deposit rate at minus 0.5% in today’s announcement: BBG
Will digital taxes lead to the next tariff war? NY Times
Global economy in ‘sweet spot,’ says Harvard University economist: Bloomberg
Low rates, low inflation threaten central bank independence: VoxEU
Existing home sales in the US accelerated in Dec, close to 2-year high: Reuters
US economic trend still sluggish but continued to edge up in Dec: Chicago Fed

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