Macro Briefing | 2 March 2020

OECD: Covid-19 is biggest threat to global economy since financial crisis: OECD
A degree of calm returns to Asian markets on Monday: Reuters
Syria’s war escalates as Turkey responds to attack with drone strikes: BBC
Greece ends asylum as migrants mass on its border with Turkey: NY Times
North Korea fires two missiles into Sea of Japan: CNN
US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war in Afghanistan: BBC
Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI crashed in February: IHS Markit
Eurozone mfg recession eased in Feb but Covid-19 weighs on outlook: IHS Markit
US consumer spending slowed in January: Reuters
US Consumer Sentiment Index rose in February, near post-recession high: UoM
Chicago PMI edged up in Feb but still below neutral 50 mark: Chicago PMI
Comparing last week’s stock market loss with previous 5-day declines: CNBC