Macro Briefing: 16 August 2018

Senior Chinese officials to visit US for trade talks: Politico
Trump revokes former CIA Director Brennan’s security clearance: The Hill
US retail spending up more than expected in July: LA Times
Growth in US industrial output slowed sharply in July: CNBC
NY Fed Mfg Index posted solid gain for August: NY Fed
Business inflation expectations remain steady at 2.1% for Aug: Atlanta Fed
US builder confidence in Aug fell to lowest level in 2018: HousingWire
Productivity in US jumped to highest level in over 3 years in Q2: MW
Benchmark 10yr Treasury yield trending lower again, dipping to one-month low: