Macro Briefing: 15 October 2018

IEA: “expensive energy… poses a threat to economic growth”: CNBC
Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate over any sanctions re: Khashoggi case: Reuters
Brexit talks falter over Northern Ireland border: BBC
Bavaria’s election threatens German Chancellor’s ‘grand coalition’: LA Times
Import prices for US rise more than forecast due to rebound in energy: CNBC
Sears files for bankruptcy: CNN
China’s Shanghai Composite Index falls to 4-year low: Bloomberg
US Consumer Sentiment Index slipped in early Oct, but still elevated: MW
Is softer US bank lending a warning sign for the economy? NY Times