Macro Briefing: 14 April 2021

* Biden today will announce US military troops will leave Afghanistan by Sep. 11
* US and NATO signal strong support for Ukraine after Russian troop buildup
* China conducts military drills near Taiwan ahead U.S. officials visit in Taipei
* IRS chief: $1 trillion in taxes may go uncollected every year
* World dependency on fossil fuels expected to rise in years ahead
* US small business sentiment edged higher in March but remains middling
* Money managers focused on ‘make or break’ inflation outlook
* US headline 1-year consumer inflation accelerated sharply in March: