Macro Briefing: 9 January 2019

Trump demands border wall in TV speech: Reuters
House Democrats set to test GOP with bill to re-open gov’t: Reuters
World Bank predicts global growth will slow in 2019 to 2.9%: Reuters
Signs of progress in US-China trade negotiations: WSJ
Eurozone unemployment rate dips to 7.9% in Dec, lowest since 2008: Eurostat
Partial gov’t shutdown is taking a toll on housing, say Realtors: Bloomberg
Consumer credit growth stayed strong in November: MW
US Small Business Optimism Index fell in Dec to lowest since 2016: WSJ
Eurozone economic sentiment fell to 2-year low in Dec: RTT
Weak industrial output in Germany stoke recession worries: CNBC
US job openings fell in November, but remain elevated: Reuters