Macro Briefing | 18 October 2019

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Turkey agrees to temporarily halt military operations in Syria: WSJUK Parliament expected to reject Johnson’s new Brexit deal on Saturday: CNBCChina’s Q3 annual economic growth slows to 6.0%–lowest in decades: CNBCA variety of financial risks from climate change are lurking: SF FedHousing starts in the US fell in September after reaching 12-year high: MWUS jobless claims continue to predict labor market expansion: CNBCPhilly Fed’s mfg index shows modest growth for October: Philly FedUS industrial output’s 1-year trend was negative in Sep–first decline since 2016:

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