Macro Briefing: 8 August 2018

Republican narrowly leads in Ohio special election in GOP stronghold: Politico
China’s exports accelerate despite trade war with US: Reuters
Iran’s foreign minister says US will not stop Iran oil exports: Reuters
Trump says US GDP growth could soon top 5%: The Hill
US set to impose 25% duties on extra $16 billion in Chinese imports: Bloomberg
Tight labor market is headwind for hiring at small businesses: Fox
US job openings edged up in June, close to record high: MarketWatch