Macro Briefing: 4 September 2018

Trump warns Syria, Iran and Russia on new offensive in Syrian province: Reuters
Italy’s spending plans are rattling markets again: MarketWatch
GOP looks for plan to avoid gov’t shutdown ahead of elections: Politico
Considering Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week: CNBC
South Africa falls into recession for first time since 2009: Bloomberg
UK Manufacturing PMI slips to 25-month low: IHS Markit
Amazon is moving into the online advertising industry: NY Times
Chicago PMI fell in August–first slide in five months: Chicago ISM
US Consumer Index dipped to 7-month low in August: CNBC