Macro Briefing: 21 November 2018

Trump inclined to give Saudis a pass on Khashoggi killing: The Hill
Trump responds to special counsel over alleged Russian meddling: BBC
Stock market’s slide may be a warning on the economy: NY Times
China’s gov’t tells economists to consider state’s interests: Bloomberg
China expanding island-building in South China Sea, report claims: Reuters
Philippines signals closer ties with China: CNN
US GDPNow Q4 estimate slips to moderate +2.5% pace: Atlanta Fed
US housing starts rebounded in Oct, but annual change turned negative: HW