Macro Briefing: 17 May 2018

EU leaders take tougher line on Trump’s US policy for trade and Iran: Bloomberg
Second round of US-China trade negotiations begin in Washington on Thurs: CNBC
US housing starts eased in April as apt construction weakens: Bloomberg
Industrial production jumped 0.7% in April, 3rd straight monthly gain: MW
Business inflation expectations dipped to 2.0% in May: Atlanta Fed
Small-cap Russell 2000 Index closes at record high: Reuters
30-year Treasury yield rises to highest level since 2015: Bloomberg
Revised US GDP nowcast for Q2 ticks up to a strong 4.1% increase: Atlanta Fed