Macro Briefing: 18 March 2019

Midwest rivers rise to record levels, forcing evacuations: USA Today
Fed likely to extend pause on rate hikes in Wed announcement: WSJ
Russia says it will comply with Opec’s production cut: CNBC
Consumer Sentiment Index for US rises for second month in March: MW
US business leaders worried about the next recession, consultancy reports: MW
US job openings rose to a new high of 7.6 million in January: CNBC
NY Fed Mfg Index indicates slow growth for bank’s region in March: MW
US industrial production’s 1-year trend eases to softest rise in 8 months in Feb: