Macro Briefing | 19 August 2019

Hong Kong protests persist, defying HK police and Beijing: Vox
Trump tells supporters he doesn’t see a recession coming: CNBC
Trump isn’t quite ready to cut a trade deal with China: Bloomberg
Ten grey-swan risks that are stalking the global economy: MW
Has the post-war economic miracle run its course? NY Times
Fed caught between the rock (economy) and the hard place (Trump): WSJ
Warren Buffett’s latest contrarian play: buying bank stocks: NY Times
US consumer sentiment fell more than expected in August: CNBC
US housing starts fell for a third month in July: HousingWire