Macro Briefing | 3 February 2020

Isolating China over virus outbreak will strain global economy: WSJ
China’s stock market plunges on Monday following extended holiday: CNBC
China’s central bank rolls out new monetary stimulus to offset virus risk: BBG
Post-Brexit Britain will not align with EU rules, says UK foreign sec: BBC
China complains that US is spreading fear about coronavirus: Reuters
UK mfg sector activity flat in Jan as political stability returns: IHS Markit
Mfg sector in Eurozone continued to contract in Jan via PMI data: IHS Markit
Eurozone growth slowed in Q4, slumping to softest quarter since 2013: BBG
US Consumer Sentiment Index edges up to “very positive” level in Jan: UoM
US consumer spending’s 1yr trend accelerated sharply to +5.0% in Dec: