Macro Briefing: 3 January 2019

No sign of partial gov’t shutdown ending; new meeting set for Friday: The Hill
Apple cuts sales forecast, citing weak demand in China: Reuters
Apple’s sales warning reverberates in financial markets: Bloomberg
China’s economy is becoming a risk factor for int’l firms: CNBC
Global Mfg PMI for Dec slipped to lowest level in over 2 years: IHS Markit
US Mfg PMI: growth slowed to 15-month low in Dec: IHS Markit
Eurozone Mfg continued to slow in Dec via PMI survey data: IHS Markit
Small Business Jobs Index for US continued to fall in Dec: Paychex
Gold ticked up to highest close since June on first trading day of 2019: Kitco