Macro Briefing | 17 July 2020

New US Covid-19 cases for July 16 surged to a record high: 77,000-plus: Reuters
Fauci says new Covid treatment may arrive as early as this autumn: Bloomberg
Western nations say Russia is trying to steal coronavirus research: CNN
Hong Kong demands Taiwan officials sign ‘one China’ document: Reuters
Sliding real yields are key factor in boosting prices of risk assets: WSJ
Weekly US jobless claims continued rising last week by 1-million-plus: CNBC
US home builder sentiment rebounded in July to pre-coronavirus high: CNBC
30-year mortgage rate (US nat’l avg) falls below 3.0% for first time: NY Times
Philly Fed Mfg Index continues to reflect growth in July: Philly Fed
US retail sales rose for a second month in June but at much slower pace: Reuters