Macro Briefing | 16 September 2019

Oil prices surge after attack on Saudi oil facilities: Reuters
US economy is relatively immune to blowback from Saudi oil attack: WSJ
Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi oil supply: CNBC
United Auto Workers union goes on strike against GM: CNN
China’s economic growth continued to decelerate in August: Bloomberg
Johnson to tell European Commission UK won’t delay Oct 31 Brexit: BBC
Incoming ECB chief will likely maintain ultra-loose policy: Bloomberg
Import prices for US fell sharply in August: MW
US consumer sentiment rebounded moderately in September: UoM
US retail sales edged up to +4.1% annual pace in August: CNBC