Macro Briefing | 17 April 2020

Trump outlines guidelines for states to emerge from shutdown: Reuters
US coronavirus deaths spiked higher on Thursday: WSJ
Experimental drug for treating coronavirus offers encouraging test results: STAT
US-China economic breakup more likely as coronavirus crisis rolls on: WSJ
France’s Macron warns of EU’s collapse as ‘political project’: FT
The sharp economic downturn in China is a warning for the world: NY Times
US housing construction fell sharply in March: Bloomberg
Philly Fed Mfg Index falls to lowest reading ever in April: Philly Fed
US jobless claims continued to rise by the millions last week: CNBC
China’s economy contracts by a hefty 6.8% in the first quarter: CNBC