Macro Briefing: 5 January 2018

N. Korea agrees to hold talks with S. Korea next week: Reuters
Global debt reached a record $233 trillion in 2017’s third quarter: Bloomberg
Winter storm battered the US Northeast on Thursday: Reuters
Trump planning to allow oil drilling in most of US coastal waters: NY Times
US private employment growth accelerated to 250k in Dec: ADP
US jobless claims rose last week but remain historically low: Dow Jones
Global economic output strengthened to 2-1/2 year high in Dec: IHS Markit
SEC to investors: You’re on your own with cryptocurrencies: The Hill
Job cuts at US companies fell in 2017 to lowest level since 1990: CG&C
2017 losses from natural disasters is a record $135 billion for insurers: Munich Re
The bull market is the second-longest on record–when will it end? NY Times
PMI: US services sector growth slowed to 7-month low in Dec: IHS Markit 

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