Macro Briefing: 13 October 2020

J&J halts Covid-19 vaccine trial due to unexplained illness in participant: SN
Democrats and GOP clash in start of Senate hearing on Barrett: FTE
Contracting Covid-19 a second time is a risk, new study finds: BBG
Drug makers eye the potential for big profits with Covid-19 vaccines: NYT
White House moves forward with arms sales to Taiwan: Reuters
Central banks have moved aggressively this year to finance fiscal spending: BBG
Wall St is looking for the upside in a ‘Blue Wave’: II
UK job cuts rose the most on record for three months through Aug: BBG
German investor sentiment falls more than expected in October: Reuters
Most big economies will struggle to regain this year’s losses in 2021: BBG