The global macro picture has been muddied by a rise in geopolitical tensions while economic data releases have been largely ignored and safe haven assets have outperformed. North Korea has warned of nuclear strikes if provoked and Trump’s fingers have also played a role, tweeting “”North Korea is looking for trouble,” and “If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.”. US Secretary of State Tillerson has arrived in Russia with news headlines suggesting President Putin has hardened his support for the Syrian regime. Earlier in the day the G7 meeting concluded with a united message condemning the Syrian chemical attack, but there were clear divisions over possible next steps.