Macro Briefing: 30 July 2021

* The Delta variant is a headwind for the US economic outlook
* Eurozone economy rebounded in Q2 from recession
* West embraces industrial policies to counter China
* CRB Commodities Index rose to 6-year high in Thursday’s trading
* Amazon reports another revenue gain but rise was below expectations
* US jobless claims fell last week, near pandemic low
* US GDP rose less than forecast in Q2, but still beat Q1’s gain (just barely):