Macro Briefing: 25 October 2018

Suspected package bombs sent to Obama, Clinton and CNN: Reuters
Is Trump’s diplomacy pushing China and Japan closer together? CNN
Worries over a trade war and tariffs are key factors in market selloff: CNBC
Is the Fed making a mistake on inflation outlook and raising rates?
US Composite PMI for Oct: economic growth ticked up to 3-mo high: IHS Markit
Home Price Index for US up 0.3% in Aug as mid-Atlantic slumped 0.7%: HW
Fed’s Beige Book: wages, prices rising at “modest to moderate” pace: MW
New home sales in US fell to lowest level in nearly 2 years in Sep: Reuters