Macro Briefing: 9 February 2018

Senate OKs bill to avert government shutdown, sends it to House: The Hill
Higher US budget-deficit risk is weighing on the stock market too: AP
Asia stocks tumble on Friday after Wall Street’s plunge on Thursday: Reuters
Oil prices continue to slide as supply fears mount: Reuters
New photos show extent of China’s military buildup in S. China Sea: NY Times
Bank of England hints at earlier, faster rate hikes: BBC
US jobless claims fall, nearing 45-year low: Reuters
VIX futures curve in backwardation, signaling outlook for more vol: Bloomberg