Macro Briefing: 11 October 2017

Catalonia declares independence from Spain… sort of: NY Times
IMF trims US economic forecast: Washington Post
IMF projects Eurozone economic recovery will strengthen: MNI
US Small Business Optimism Index falls in Sep to lowest level this year: NFIB
A bit more pessimism shows up for US consumer expectations in Sep: NY Fed
Krugman: Warsh, who may run the Fed, is “wrong about everything”: BBG
Global economic activity picked up in 2017’s first half: IMF