Macro Briefing | 17 February 2020

Coronavirus risk on the world’s cruise ships in focus Reuters
Fierce storm is pummeling western Europe: CBS
Japan’s economy fell sharply in Q4: Bloomberg
Iran’s hardliners expected to gain power after this week’s elections: Reuters
Munich security conference highlights divergence between US and Europe: Politico
Tech investing: Nothing succeeds like success: WSJ
Consumer sentiment in US rose to highest level in nearly 2 years: Bloomberg
US industrial production continued to contract in January: MW
Retail sales rose moderately in January: CNBC
US commercial & industrial loans 12-month change slips to 2-year low in January: