Macro Briefing: 30 January 2019

Fed will likely leave interest rates unchanged in today’s announcement: Reuters
Temperatures drop to ‘historic lows’ in Midwest: NBC
Foreign policy is dividing the Republican establishment: NY Times
With clock ticking, UK focuses on renegotiating Brexit; EU says no: Reuters
French economy grew faster than expected in Q4: FT
Economists are skeptical of White House’s rosy growth outlook: NY Times
Hedge fund assets in Q4 fell for first time in 10 quarters: P&I
Annual growth of US home prices falls to four-year low for annual change: MW 
US Consumer Confidence Index slumps to 18-month low in Dec: MW