Macro Briefing: 18 June 2019

US plans to send more troops to Middle East: Reuters
Trump: ‘millions of illegal aliens’ to be removed starting next week: CBS
China’s US Treasury holdings fell to 2-year low in April: Bloomberg
Hong Kong leader apologizes but refuses to step down: Reuters
German economic expectations plunge in June: FT
Euro falls sharply after ECB chief lays groundwork for more stimulus: CNBC
Facebook leads consortium to launch new digital currency: CNBC
Is prolonging the US economic expansion counterproductive? MW
NY Fed Mfg Index in June falls to lowest level since late-2016: MW
US home builder sentiment eased in June but still points to growth: CNBC