Macro Briefing: 26 December 2017

S. Korea predicts N. Korea will pursue talks with US: Reuters
S. Korean newspaper reports N. Korea preparing satellite launch: IBT
Credit card data: US holiday spending rose at fastest pace since 2011: Dow Jones
CEBR: China on track to overtake US economy by 2032: Bloomberg
US consumer spending accelerated in Nov: Reuters 
US headline durable goods orders rise in Nov, but core orders dip: MarketWatch
New home sales in US post dramatic rise in Nov: USA Today
Kansas City Fed Mfg Index dips in Dec but still signalling “solid” growth: KC Fed
US Consumer Sentiment Index remains elevated despite Dec dip: UoM