Macro Briefing: 27 October 2017

Spain set to impose direct rule on Catalonia on Friday: Reuters
US Defense Secretary in S. Korea emphasizes diplomacy: ABC News
House approves budget and clears the way for tax reform: NY Times
ECB announces it will slowly begin winding down QE stimulus: RTT
Pending Homes Sales Index for US close to 3-year low in September: CNBC
US jobless claims rise after dipping to four-decade low: MarketWatch
US merchandise trade deficit in August at four-month high: Bloomberg
10-year Treasury yield rises to 2.46% on Thursday — highest since March: