Macro Briefing: 5 January 2021

* US Senate control hangs in the balance in today’s Georgia runoff election
* South Korea tanker diverted to Iran by Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops
* Chicago Fed president: monetary policy will be accomodative ‘for a long time’
* NYSE halts delisting of Chinese telecom companies
* Retail, jobless data suggest German economy remains resilient during pandemic
* UK recession threat deepens as new pandemic lockdown unfolds
* Global mfg growth held near decade highs in Dec, according to PMI survey data
* US construction spending rose to record high in November
* US mfg recovery from pandemic endured in December via PMI survey data: