Macro Briefing: 16 October 2017

Austria elects a right-leaning populist: Politico
Catalonia keeps Spain guessing on independence at deadline: Politico
N. Korean cyber-hacking is a growing global threat: NY Times
US retail spending surges in Sep — the most in 2-1/2 years: USA Today
Consumer inflation in the US rises sharply in Sep: CNBC
US Consumer Sentiment Index jumps in Oct to highest level since 2004: UoM
Fed Chair Yellen, hinting at rate hike, says US economy is strong: Reuters
China’s influence on international markets will continue to grow: Bloomberg
Gold and inflation-indexed Treasuries remain highly correlated: Scott Grannis