Macro Briefing: 18 July 2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency: AP
US-China trade talks stuck in neutral: WSJ
US preparing to send troops to Saudi Arabia as Iran tensions rise: CNN
House kills impeachment vote on Trump: The Hill
GDPNow estimate of US Q2 growth remains at sluggish +1.6%: Atlanta Fed
Netflix reports first slide in US users in almost 10 years: WSJ
UK retail spending rebounded in June, surprising analysts: Reuters
Fed’s Beige Book survey reflects positive economic outlook: Bloomberg
1-year trend for US housing starts rebounded in June but permits stay negative: