Macro Briefing: 19 March 2018

Russia’s President Putin easily wins re-election in new 6-year term: Bloomberg
China’s new central bank governor seen as sign of policy continuity: BBC
N. Korean official will hold unofficial talks in Finland with S. Korea and US: WSJ
BoE’s Carney: cryptocurrencies may threaten financial system: Bloomberg
Huge spending bill on agenda for Congress this week: WSJ
GOP pushing for another round of tax cuts: The Hill
US industrial output jumped 1.1% in Feb, the highest in four months: Reuters
Consumer sentiment in US rose to 14-year high in March: U. of Michigan
US job openings surged to a record high in January: Reuters