Macro Briefing: 25 January 2019

Senate rejects a pair of plans to reopen government: The Hill
Senate explores new options for reopening gov’t after failed efforts: Bloomberg
Venezuela’s military backs Maduro; Russia warns US not to intervene: NY Times
Profiling the risk if US blocks oil imports from Venezuela: AP
US Economic Leading Index fell in Dec, hinting at slower growth in 2019: CB
Some datasets in Leading Index estimated due to gov’t shutdown: MNI
Bloomberg’s consumer sentiment index fell to near-7 month low: Bloomberg
Jobless claims in US fell to 49-year low last week: Reuters
KC Fed Mfg Index continues to reflect modest growth in January: KC Fed
US growth ticked up in January according to PMI survey data: IHS Markit