Macro Briefing: 29 August 2018

Canada joins US-Mexico negotiations on trade: Reuters
Sanders-backed Gillum will face GOP in Florida’s race for governor: Politico
US considers restarting war games on Korean peninsula: Guardian
Russia to hold its biggest war games since WWII: CBS
China’s navy can now challenge the US in the Pacific: NY Times
Brazil to send army to border with Venezuela to “guarantee law and order”: BBC
US Consumer Confidence Index jumped in Aug to highest level since 2000: CNBC
US goods trade deficit widened sharply in July: Reuters
Home-price growth in US continued to slow in June: MarketWatch
US Dollar Index slipped to four-week low on Tuesday: