Macro Briefing: 1 March 2019

US officials preparing final trade deal for China: Bloomberg
US Senate may vote to block Trump’s emergency border declaration: Reuters
UN Sec. Counsel vetoes resolution for new presidential vote in Venezuela: CNN 
Eurozone mfg activity contracts in Feb for first time since 2013: IHS Markit
US GDP growth cooled for second straight quarter in 2018’s Q4: NY Times
Fed Chief Jerome Powell: US Economy ‘Is in a Good Place’: WSJ
US jobless claims rose more than expected last week: CNBC
Chicago area business activity surged surged to one-year high in Feb: Chicago PMI
Mfg activity was mostly flat in KC Fed district in Feb: KC Fed
10yr-2yr Treasury yield spread rises to year-to-date high of 21 basis points: