Macro Briefing | 30 December 2019

US strikes Iran-backed militia forces in Iraq and Syria: USA Today
Iraqi militia leader vows response to US attacks: Reuters
Trump’s tweets name alleged whisteblower, unleashing new controversey: BBG
Democrats try to undercut Trump’s strong economy message in Iowa: NY Times
US wages rising at fastest pace in over a decade: WSJ
China boosts lending in a risky bid to support small business financing: FT
Japan’s stock market ends 2019 as a top regional performer: CNN
Extreme poverty in the world cut in half over the last decade: Axios
US manufacturing rebound appears to be fading, based on regional Fed indexes: