Macro Briefing | 26 August 2020

Violent demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin continue for third night: CNN
Hurricane Laura begins to pound Louisiana and Texas coasts: CBS
China says US spy plane disrupted its military exercises: CNN
Economic decoupling of US and China unlikely, says former IMF official: CNBC
Two Hong Kong opposition lawmakers arrested over anti-gov’t protests: BBC
Will proposed cuts in airline workers force an extension of US stimulus? NYT
The Fed may hold its target interest rate at or near zero for years: BBG
World trade rebounded in June with “strong catch-up growth of 7.6%” vs. May: CPB
US home prices rose 4.3% in June vs. year-ago level: CNBC
New home sales in US surged in July, reaching highest level since 2006: MW
Richmond Fed Mfg Index continues to strengthen in August: RF
US Consumer Confidence Index slips to 6-year low in August: MW