Macro Briefing: 15 February 2019

Congress sends legislation to Trump to avoid shutdown: Bloomberg
Legal challenges await Trump’s decision to call a nat’l emergency: Reuters
US-China trade talks set to continue, but no deal so far: SCMP
As federal debt rises to record, politicians are mum: NY Times
China’s banks lend record amount in Jan in bid to stimulate economy: Reuters
Amazon cancels plans to build a New York City headquarters: WSJ
US jobless claims rose last week, remaining at relatively elevated level: Bloomberg
Business inventories in US slipped in November: MW
Producer price index for US fell for a second month in January: Reuters
US retail spending fell sharply in December–biggest slide in over 9 years: CNBC