Macro Briefing | 27 December 2019

Philippines bans 2 US senators, considers restrictions for Americans: Bloomberg
US warns China against coercing Taiwan: SCMP
ECB policymaker: return to positive rates unlikely in 2020: Reuters
Israel’s Netanyahu wins party vote ahead of probable election in March: Reuters
Syria’s advancing army in country’s northwest triggers mass exodus: LA Times
Japan will send destroyer to Middle East for intel gathering: Japan Times
Is the US-China trade war fading? Not for books: NY Times
Amazon reports new highs for holiday sales: WSJ
US jobless claims continue to fall after recent spike: CNBC