Macro Briefing: 11 February 2019

US gov’t shutdown risk rises as budget talks break down: Reuters
IMF’s new chief economist supports Fed’s pause on rate hikes: FT
Trump’s NAFTA replacement faces challenges in Congress: Axios
US dollar near 6-week high amid worries over global growth: CNBC
Krugman: global recession risk is rising: CNBC
Japan’s Q4 GDP expected to post modest growth: MNI
Delayed US GDP report for Q4 rescheduled for Feb 28: BEA
US warships again challenge China’s claims in South China Sea: CNN
Pompeo heads to Central Europe to counter Russia and China’s sway: Politico
UK economy contracted in Dec under Brexit strain: Bloomberg