Macro Briefing | 21 August 2019

A payroll tax cut is on Trump’s mind: CNBC
Trump cancels trip to Denmark, which says Greenland isn’t for sale: CNN
Trump tells NRA no plans for background checks on guns: WaPo
No sign of Brexit breakthrough between UK and European Union: BBC
China confirms it’s detained a British consulate worker based in Hong Kong: CNN
Russia says it doesn’t have to share data on nuclear accident: ABC
UK budget deficit soars in preparation for Oct 31 Brexit: Bloomberg
US companies repurchase shares at slowest pace in 18 months: WSJ
US commercial & industrial loans: 1yr growth slowed to 9-mo low in July: