Macro Briefing | 21 August 2020

Biden accepts Democratic nomination, pledges to lead US out of darkness: WSJ
Allies reject US bid to reimpose sanctions on Iran: CNN
EU’s chief negotiator: Brexit deal looks unlikely for now: BBG
UK retail sales continued to grow in July, rising past pre-Covid-19 peak: Reuters
Eurozone’s economic rebound loses momentum in Aug via PMI data: IHS Markit
Japan’s steep downturn continues in Aug, according to PMI survey data: IHS Markit
Philly Fed Mfg Index: sector growth in bank’s region slows in August: Mstar
US jobless claims increased more than expected last week: CNBC