Macro Briefing | 19 August 2020

Democrats nominate Biden as presidential candidate to run against Trump: AP
Democratic and Republican leaders look for opening on stimulus talks: BBG
Trump: “I cancelled [trade] talks with China”: SCMP
US stock market (S&P 500) closed at record high on Tuesday: NYT
The S&P 500 recovers from the shortest bear market on record: Reuters
BoA survey: fund managers think a new bull market has started: II
Despite coronavirus, UK inflation jumps to the highest since March: Reuters
Japan’s exports drop sharply due to coronavirus: BC
US housing construction roared higher in July, extending rebound: BBG