Macro Briefing | 23 August 2019

Fed Chairman Powell’s speech today will be widely analyzed: Reuters
Manufacturing activity continues to soften around the world: WSJ
Will G7 nations unite to combat slowing global growth? Bloomberg
Is the Trump administration planning a new tax cut? WSJ
US Leading Economic Index rose 0.5% in July: CB
US labor market still on track for growth via jobless claims: CNBC
US growth weakens to a crawl in Aug via PMI survey data: IHS Markit