Macro Briefing: 14 November 2018

UK and EU reach provisional agreement on Brexit: CNBC
Democratic gains rise a week after mid-term elections: NY Times
China’s retail spending trend slows as industrial output picks up: Reuters
German economy shrank in Q3, first decline since 2015: Bloomberg
Japan’s economy contracted in Q3 due to natural disasters: Japan Times
Several bearish factors continue to weigh on crude oil prices: MW
Spain will ban all gas-powered cars by 2040: Gizmodo
Analysts expect headline consumer inflation to rise 0.3% in Oct vs. Sep’s 0.1%: MNI
US small business optimism held near record high in Oct: NFIB