Macro Briefing: 30 July 2018

Trump threatens government shutdown over funding for border wall: Politico
GOP worries that Trump’s tariffs could squeeze party in elections: The Hill
IMF: China could become largest economy by 2030: Independent
China offers UK talks on post-Brexit free-trade deal: Reuters
US Treasury Sec: economy will continue to expand for up to 5 years: Newsweek
The US economy surged in Q2, but analysts expect slower growth: LA Times
US Consumer Sentiment Index dips to 6-mo low on trade worries: Bloomberg
US consumer spending growth accelerated sharply in Q2 to +4.0%: BEA