Macro Briefing: 13 August 2021

* Supreme Court won’t block Indiana University’s vaccine mandate
* UK defence secretary: Afghanistan at risk of becoming a ‘failed state’
* US home prices surged in nearly every part of country
* Economists predict Fed will unveil tapering plan in September
* Disney reports better than expected earnings for Q3
* Severe weather events trigger second-highest ever first-half losses for insurers
* Growth forecasts cut for China as Delta variant spreads across the country
* US jobless claims fell for a third straight week: