Macro Briefing: 29 May 2019

China prepares to weaponize rare earths in US-China trade battle: Bloomberg
US Nat’l Security Adviser: Iran likely attacked tankers in Gulf: Reuters
ECB warns of asset-price declines if trade battle escalates: CNBC
Gov’t bond yields around the world fall near multi-year lows: WSJ
10yr-3mo Treasury yield-curve inversion deepens: Bloomberg
US home prices rise at the slowest annual pace in 7 years: MW
Texas mfg activity weakened in May: Houston Chronicle
US consumer expectations index rise to 6-month high in May: Bloomberg