Macro Briefing: 18 May 2018

N. Korea threatens to halt all talks unless its demands are met: Reuters
Trump offers “protections” to N. Korea if it gives up nukes: The Hill
China cast doubt on reports of trade deal with US: Bloomberg
Trump doubts that trade negotiations with China will succeed: CNBC
European leaders vow to blunt new US sanctions on Iran: NY Times
US Leading Index advances for sixth straight month in April: CNBC
Philly Fed mfg index posts sharp rise, far above expectations: MarketWatch
US initial jobless claims tick up, but still near 50-year low: MarketWatch